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Category: Drug Use

Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Okay For Recovering Alcoholics?

Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Okay For Recovering Alcoholics?

If you’re committed to staying sober, it’s best to avoid non-alcoholic beer and anything that smells or tastes like beer. Although the choice to drink (or not to drink) near beer is a personal one that everyone in recovery must make for themselves, there are plenty of great reasons not to drink it. Instead of relying on non-alcoholic beer to make you feel good, it’s important to develop healthy tools for living sober and to establish a fulfilling sober life for yourself.

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Marijuana Edibles?

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Marijuana Edibles?

The popularity of marijuana edibles has recently increased with the legalization of marijuana in many different U.S. states. However, many people who consume these edibles do so without fully knowing the risks involved. Like any other drug, marijuana edibles can cause short-term and long-term side effects. They also carry the risk of overdose if someone takes too much or they are more potent than anticipated. Before you consume any cannabis-infused food products, you should carefully consider the risks.

What Do Drugs Smell Like?

What Do Drugs Smell Like?

If you suspect that a spouse, friend, or loved one is abusing drugs, your nose may be the key to finding out the truth. Most drugs produce a distinct odor, especially if they are smoked. Here are some common smells produced by several commonly abused drugs. Identifying these odors may be the start of helping your loved one find treatment.

How Much Money Do Americans Spend on Illegal Drugs?

How Much Money Do Americans Spend on Illegal Drugs? person buying drugs

The overall impact of illegal drugs and substance abuse on American society is massive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths have risen from 16,849 in 1999 to 70,237 in 2017.1 In terms of finances, the numbers are just as grim.

9 Alternatives to Antidepressants

9 Alternatives to Antidepressants women doing yoga in a field

Depression is a common issue that many Americans face. 16.1 million U.S. adults struggle with depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 Many people with depression also have co-occurring disorders like substance abuse problems or sleep disorders that can increase the negative symptoms of both and make recovery very difficult. While only about […]

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive? marijuana addiction

According to the Pew Research Center, about six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized.1 But should more people be wary about its addictive qualities? And who is most at risk of developing marijuana addiction? Is Marijuana Addictive? Not everyone who uses marijuana will become addicted but some may develop a tolerance, […]

Kratom Has Been Linked to More Deaths Than We Previously Thought

Kratom Has Been Linked to More Deaths Than We Previously Thought kratom addiction

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that kratom is linked to more overdose deaths than previously thought. Previously, kratom was linked to 44 overdose deaths nationwide. However, this recent report from the CDC found kratom was the cause of 91 overdose deaths in 27 states.1

Fentanyl is Now Banned in China, Cutting Supply to the U.S.

Fentanyl is Now Banned in China, Cutting Supply to the U.S. fentanyl products

According to a recent report from the New York Times, China banned all fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances, slowing the supply of the deadly drug to the U.S.1 The ban went into effect on May 1, 2019. There is hope that this decision will greatly reduce the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in America.

Meloxicam: A Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers?

Meloxicam: A Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers? meloxicam pills

Although the dangers of opioid painkillers are well-known and documented, there are few alternative options that provide effective relief from chronic or severe pain. For those who are in recovery from substance use disorder, managing pain without opioid drugs may sometimes be difficult. Meloxicam is one drug that has been considered as a possible alternative […]

Scheduling and Drug Classification Charts: Making Sense of Drugs

Scheduling and Drug Classification Charts: Making Sense of Drugs variety of drugs

Drug classification and scheduling systems are helpful ways for people of all backgrounds and professions to clearly distinguish the potential dangers of various drugs and prescription medications. But for those who don’t understand the classification system, it may just seem like a bunch of legal jargon and nonsense.

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