heroin abuse

Common Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an addictive opioid that can be smoked, injected, or snorted. It provides relief by numbing physical and emotional pain but also impairs cognition and organ functioning. Long-term heroin use changes people’s brain chemistry, especially when heroin is combined with other drugs. This makes it impossible for people to get pleasure from the things…

substance abuse treatment

How Long Does Substance Abuse Treatment Take?

How long substance abuse treatment takes depends on each individual case. A severe drinking problem that has persisted for years will take longer to get under control than an instance of someone overmedicating for a month or two after being prescribed painkillers due to an accident. While some clients will walk out of a treatment…

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The 4 Types of Drugs You Need to Know

There are four main categories of drugs that can potentially lead those who use them to become addicted. They fall under the umbrella of what is known as psychoactive drugs, affecting the central nervous system and the brain. By acting on the central nervous system, they cause changes in perception, behavior, and mood. Communication between…

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Are College Students Receiving Enough Drug Treatment?

Young adults in a college setting are particularly vulnerable to drug and alcohol use. Peer pressure, isolation from family and friends, and pressure from college commitments all combine to create a high-stress environment with low discipline and easy access to drugs and alcohol. College drug treatment may be available in some capacity from the college…