Addiction among students is linked to many negative outcomes, such as lowered academic performance and continued addiction as an adult. By reducing the problem in youth, we can reduce the problem in adulthood.
Substance abuse often results in prison time. But what happens to prisoners once they are incarcerated? Are they given the help they need to break their addictions safely and effectively?
Anything a pregnant woman ingests can be passed onto the fetus, including drugs and alcohol. The addiction effects on the baby can be devastating, and so can withdrawal after the baby is born.
In spite of their addictive properties, opioid medications continue to be prescribed. In this article, we address the opioid addiction crisis in Canada.
Teenage addiction is a tragedy that can break apart families, destroy futures and take lives. The more we understand about teenage addiction, the better equipped we are to do something about it.
Marijuana addiction can creep up gradually, without the individual noticing. This simple quiz will help you determine whether you have a marijuana abuse problem.
Most of us are instinctively driven to help loved ones who have fallen on tough times. But sometimes, our efforts to help loved ones with addictions can be harmful.
Addiction affects more than the individual. It has significant impacts on close friends and family members. By recognizing the signs of addiction, we can get loved ones the help they need before it’s too late.
Addiction recovery does not end when the rehab program is over. It is a lifelong process, during which the fight to stay sober can be overwhelming. There are things you can do to make it less difficult.
Addiction and mental illness often seems to go hand in hand. Is there a proven link? To what extent does one cause the other? How can we help people with a dual diagnosis?
Cannabis is the second most abused substance globally, although some countries have legalized it to various extents. Cannabis poisoning can cause serious short term and long term harm in people of all ages.
The severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms depends on several factors, such as age and health, frequency of alcohol consumption, and duration of addiction. Medical supervision is recommended for alcohol addicts who want to go through detox and withdrawal.
Cocaine is a stimulant that generates a feeling of euphoria, while adversely affecting blood pressure, cardiac functioning, cardiac functioning, mental health and relationships.