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.
The journey from addiction to sobriety is a complex one, with many different winding roads, hills, and valleys, and maybe even a few U-turns along the way too. Giving up drugs and alcohol is a life-changing decision that requires commitment and hard work, and for many, getting started is the hardest part. Perhaps you’ve been […]
The United States is experiencing a rise in deaths related to drug overdoses and heroin epidemic. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of opioid overdoses resulting in death. ABC recently aired a special on heroin addiction treatment. The special investigation Breaking Point: […]
Opiates are drugs derived from morphine, which occurs naturally in the seed pod of certain varieties of the poppy plant. Opiates are some of the most commonly abused substances in the United States, and abusing them can quickly lead to addiction and dependence.