Blog Posts - Drug Abuse



Life Expectancy in the U.S. Falls for the First Time in Decades

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases a study of life expectancy of the average citizen in the United States.  The Centers for Disease Control study showed a decline in US life expectancy, possibly due to a basket of caus...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 11, 2016

Duterte should revive Estrada’s Philippine Drug Abuse Resistance Education program

Even during the campaign season, President Rodrigo Duterte has repeated over and over again that fighting the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country will [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Jul 15, 2016

The Effect of Drug Abuse on Workplace Performance in the Philippines

The international media is predicting a further boom for the Philippine economy following the Duterte election, with announced intentions to remove the 40 per cent cap on foreign investment and the resulting expectancy of more capital, healthier...

How to Identify Drug Abuse in the Workplace

Substance abuse at the workplace can result in a number of consequences for employers and co-workers. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly. How do you identify drug abuse among an employee or co-worker? Changes in behavior is a big...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 7, 2016

Vietnam court gave death sentence for 73-year-old Australian drug trafficker

Nguyen Thi Huong claimed someone else gave her the heroin hidden in soap bars. A court in Vietnam has sentenced a 73-year-old Vietnamese-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap. The Ho Chi Minh City People's...

Another Season of Drunkeness, Drug Use - More Issues

They never learn or you might be the one who is tempted into drinking or smoking yet again.  Far too many people don't realize they can avoid many relationship issues if they would simply stop... So you are in a relationship with someone who is...

Opioid Use Disorder Has More Than Doubled

Within the past decade, opioid use disorder, both non-medical and prescription opioid use, has more than doubled. A new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that among adults… use of non-medical pr...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 29, 2016

Overdose Not the Only Cause of Death From Prescription Painkillers

  There have been more than 160,000 overdose deaths from prescription painkillers between 1999 and 2014 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, new research suggests that an overdose mig...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 15, 2016

Narcotic Overdose Death After Tonsillectomy

This is a stock image.Here is a case reported by media on 5/14/16 for which there is probably no right answer... The facts are not in dispute in which a 24 years old man underwent tonsillectomy 2/3/12 and died 9 days later from an overdose of na...
by Fauquier ENT on May 31, 2016

What are Bath Salts?

By David Joel Miller. How come people are abusing Bath Salts? There is a growing tidal wave of use and abuse of Bath Salts. These are not the kind of Bath Salts you would ever put in water and soak … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on Apr 27, 2016

How Long Do Drugs Stay in the Body?

Various drugs stay in the body for different amounts of times, varying all the way from three to 336 hours. Here’s how long different drugs stay in the body. How long drugs stay in blood (in hours) LSD – 3 Morphine – 8 Heroin –...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 20, 2016

Parents – A Word of Advice: Be Curious (Before It's Too Late)

Each year, one of the local high schools hosts a forum for parents entitled “Trends in Teen Drug and Alcohol Use: Helping our Teens Make Positive Choices”. The presentation is led by various law and drug enforcement personnel as well as a su...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Apr 20, 2016

SeriousTalks: How a Drug Addiction Affects Your Health

Drug abuse and addiction can lead to a number of both short and long term health problems. There are a number of reasons why people begin to take drugs. In some cases, people experiment with drugs simply to see what the drug high is like, whilst othe...
by The Purple Doll on Mar 2, 2016

Talking to Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

Kids who talk to their parents about drugs and alcohol and become educated about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse are 50 percent less likely to use drugs and alcohol than kids who don’t have those conversations, according to research. Pare...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 25, 2016

Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Stats

  There are over 27,000 heroin and opioid overdose deaths each year, making the opioid epidemic the worse drug crisis in American history. Here are some stats that show just how bad the heroin and opioid epidemic in America has become.   I...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 24, 2016

Anxiety Drug Overdoses at All-Time High

The amount of anxiety drug overdoses in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most well-known drugs in this group include...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 22, 2016

Increased Misuse of Adderall Among Young Adults

A nationwide health study found that there has been an increase in improper use of Adderall among young adults. In 2006, 0.73 percent of adults who claimed to have took Adderall without a prescription and in 2011, that percentage jumped to 1.2 perce...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 18, 2016

Addressing Criticisms of the Disease Model

Volkow, Koob, and McLellan on the neurobiology of addiction.The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a review article, “Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction,” authored by three prominent figures in the fi...
by Addiction Inbox on Feb 16, 2016

How To Keep Kids Away From Drugs

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health there were just over 2.8 million new users of illicit drugs in 2013, or about 7,800 […]...
by How To Learn on Jan 20, 2016

The Most Commonly Abused Drugs

There are millions of people around the world who are addicted to one substance or another. And a good portion of these people tend to be addicted to the same substance, and for good reason. There are common reasons why people are drawn to alcohol, f...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 29, 2015


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