Addiction is extremely common, with about half of all Americans having a friend or family member with a current or past substance use disorder.1 Despite it being a common occurrence, many people don’t know how to deal with an addicted person. (more…)
Bath salts (not to be confused with Epsom salts) are designer drugs with a very misleading name. These synthetic drugs have been the cause of many disturbing news headlines over the past several years, detailing incidents involving bath salts abusers behaving in disturbing, paranoid, and downright dangerous ways.
While drug problems plague every region of this country, the specific substances of abuse differ from state to state. In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common addictions in Texas. Drug addiction is a public health crisis that has reached epidemic proportions across the United States and the soaring rates of heroin abuse have garnered national attention, but the nation’s drug problem isn’t confined to any one particular area. It seems that no state has managed to escape this scourge, and Texas is no exception. (more…)
The use and illicit trafficking of illicit drugs cause major problems all over the globe. Lives are cut short by preventable accidents, sickness, and disease. Innocent people are killed or harmed in an effort to continually distribute illicit and addictive substances, and corruption continues to enable organized crime all around the world.
Whether we believe that an international society free of drug abuse is possible, a global effort must be made to achieve any such goal, as 230 million people are using illicit drugs worldwide.1 Preventing global drug abuse is the primary purpose behind the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (more…)
Updated on June 25th, 2020
Social media today plays a huge role in the ongoing drug abuse crisis in America. Although social apps and websites are marketed as a safe, fun, online place to interact with friends and family (and they definitely can be), some people also abuse them to share drug-related propaganda or to sell illegal substances. (more…)