Drug Abuse and Lax Parental Attitudes One in four teenagers admits to abusing prescription drugs at some point, a 33 percent increase in the last five years. Painkiller abuse remains stable while stimulant abuse of ADD medications has risen 13 percent with one in eight teens confessing to abusing them without a prescription or abusing…

Another Story of Addiction in Hollywood Nothing gets entertainment buffs stirred up like a sensationalized story about celebrity drug addicts, particularly those who struggle year after year of unsuccessful bouts in rehabilitation. Apparently, Wendy William’s prior cocaine and crack addiction barely rated a blip on the paparazzo’s newsworthiness radar, perhaps due to her long-term sobriety…

A New Focus for the DEA The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration stays busy synthesizing new drugs in the laboratory, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The purpose of this research is to curtail the recreational drug market, which is currently worth billions of dollars. Manufacturers are continually synthesizing new drugs that provide the effects of street drugs…

Many youth and young adults go absolutely goo-goo for Lady Gaga, and for good reason. Among her most notable talents as a performer, she has become role model to many young people around the globe. But ask her about this responsibility, she just might tell you she was not always optimistic about her foot steps…

Drew Barrymore is one of the most beloved actresses of her generation. She started her acting career at a very young age, getting her first role in a commercial when she was only 11 months old. Although the young actress was beloved for her roles in movies, she became involved in drugs and alcohol. Her…

The Problem at Hand Most people wouldn’t intentionally harm themselves, but anyone who smokes spice is doing just that. Spice is one of the street names for synthetic marijuana, a dangerous man-made drug that’s sold at convenience stores and smoke shops as incense. Despite public awareness campaigns, the use of Spice among teens continues to rise. A…

Elton John’s fight against addiction is an inspiring story. Although he struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, the famous singer was able to overcome his personal demons and give up drugs and alcohol. He recognized that drugs were not giving him the lifestyle he wanted and walked away from the substances in the…

You are NOT Alone Many people search for an answer to drug and alcohol addiction that is right for them. The first step is committing yourself to a qualified drug treatment program that can help ensure a full recovery from addictive substances. Knowing the correct steps to take in choosing the program that is right…

The Signs of Heroin Abuse. Physical symptoms of heroin abuse. Sharing contaminated needles and what it can lead to. Behavioral signs of heroin abuse and addiction. Warning signs of heroin abuse. Issues associated with intravenous heroin use. Embed this infographic on your site The Signs of Heroin Abuse Abusing heroin is risky to human health.…

The famous American baseball player, Josh Hamilton, is celebrated for his athletic abilities. He has become an MVP and is one of the most accomplished hitters in the league. Although he is a great baseball player, he has freely admitted to his challenges overcoming drugs and alcohol. As a Major League baseball player, the addiction…