Marijuana is still “harmful and dangerous”, but …

Drug-Abuse-Is-A-Global-EpidemicThe new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin.

DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration’s headquarters that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” clarifying a less definitive statement he made last week, when he said marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg said cannabis is still “harmful and dangerous,” but that his original remarks should have been clearer. Read more

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression

marijuana-smoking-131013Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University tracked 408 males from adolescence into their mid-30s for the study, which was published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

What we found was a little surprising,” said lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, PhD, a psychology research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence.”

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Why Mothers in Denial about Drug Rehab for her Teen?

addi25Many mothers may be in denial about their teen’s drug abuse problem. They may feel that this is a phase their child goes through, and that it will go away with time. Some mothers admit to the unwillingness to face the problem. Rather than follow facts and suspicions of drug abuse, these loving moms are refusing to accept the possibility that their teen is using drugs or may even become and addict.

So often, without even knowing, the mothers become enablers to their children’s drug abuse problems. An enabler is a loved one who intentionally or unintentionally assists an addict in continuing their drug or alcohol use by engaging in behaviors that they mistakenly think will help the person. Read more

Signs Someone Is Addicted To Pain Pills

Signs Someone Is Addicted To Pain Pills

 

P114013-382x253-DrugAbuseFactsain pills are commonly used among people who are suffering from inflammatory diseases. Unfortunately, this very helpful drug is also prone to abuse by many people who seek different ways to get high. In the recent study conducted by SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are about five million adults suffering from addiction. This is the reason why it is so crucial for people to seek intervention by calling a treatment facility like the Treatment Center Of Orange.

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Addiction To Pain Pills

Addiction To Pain Pills

Addiction To Pain Pills Help: Where To Seek Help

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Addiction to pain pills or narcotic pills can fall on anyone and what is alarming is that addiction to prescription drugs is the most understated of all types of substance abuse. According to the National Institute of Health, addiction to pain killers constitute to about 60% of prescription drug abuse. The reason for this is that painkillers are accessible to almost anyone including drug addicts.

Seeking addiction to pain pills help
is very crucial. However, if it is your first time encountering drug addiction and abuse in your family, where do you seek help? Below are the places where you can seek help for your loved one who is suffering from painkiller addiction. Calling a painkiller Addiction Hotline is your best solution

Hospitals

You can see help from your local hospital to treat your loved ones who is suffering from addiction problems to pain killers. However, when looking for addiction to pills help, make sure that the health facility has a specific department that handles addiction cases. If not, then they will only be able to treat the symptoms and not give total recovery to the patient.

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