How Opiates Affect Your Eating Habits and Appetite

For people struggling with pain after surgery, injury, or as part of a plan for chronic pain management, the short-term use of opiates can provide needed relief. But for people who use the drugs for longer periods of time or in larger amounts than prescribed, opiates quickly become a drug of addiction. Opiates are naturally occurring […]

Substance Abuse Treatment, Gender & Future Employment

Gender issues are a hot topic in today’s culture, whether its pay inequality, sexual harassment or gender identity, everyone has an opinion, and the conversations can get heated. It’s no surprise to learn that gender affects employment opportunities, especially in certain male-dominated fields, but how does the type of substance abuse treatment that women get […]

Are Drugs Like Flakka Simply a Sign of Thrill-seeking?

Trends come and go, preferences ebb and flow and names change with the speed of a fighter jet. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest hip drug of choice, but it’s important to remain aware of what’s happening out on the street, inside schools, behind closed doors at college dorms or out […]

The Facts On Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning — when a person’s blood alcohol level gets so high that necessary life functions begin to fail — is a preventable, yet highly fatal condition.1 Around six times every day, someone in the U.S. dies of alcohol poisoning after drinking too much in a single binge.2 Over three-fourths of those deaths are men, […]

US Drug Use By the Numbers

The results are in. The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings¹ has been released. The report is a joint project prepared by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by […]