Alcohol use disorder or AUD is the medical term of someone with alcoholism, which by definition means a person that is unable to control their desire to drink no matter how bad the consequences on their lives. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), around 15 million American adults suffer from some form of… Read More »

Heroin is a powerful substance originating from morphine, which is derived from extracts from opium poppy plants. The drug is illegal and so it is generally manufactured in illicit labs and users inject, inhale snort or smoke it. Despite its somewhat sordid reputation, more people are becoming addicted to heroin than ever before, many progressing… Read More »

Cocaine is a stimulant that carries a high risk of dependency and addiction. However, there are also plenty of cocaine addiction treatment options available for people seeking to overcome the illness. The signs and symptoms of cocaine abuse depend on how the substance is taken. Here we take a closer look at exactly how the… Read More »

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Opiate abuse in America is at epidemic levels, with more than 65,000 people losing their lives in fatal overdoses every year. It is a crisis that has emerged in recent years to take a grip on the nation, impacting people from all walks of life. Perhaps the most sinister aspect of the opiate crisis is… Read More »

There is a sinister side to cocaine that makes it possible for an individual to overdose on first use due to it being manufactured in seedy labs and cut with toxic substances to increase dealers’ profits. When a person overdoses on cocaine, they risk severe medical complications such as heart attack or seizures and potentially… Read More »