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Texans armed with new interactive tool to find substance use prevention groups
Posted in Substance Abuse

People in Texas now have an interesting way to deal with their alcohol and drug addiction problems. The Texas Standing Tall (TST), a group formed to spread awareness about substance use problems, recently launched an interactive map that would help people find a better way of accessing alcohol and drug use prevention coalition groups across […]

Detox is insufficient on its own for complete recovery from addiction
Posted in Addiction

Detox treatment is an essential first step in getting rid of addiction to illicit substances. Addiction is an epidemic in the United States at the moment with increasing numbers of people falling prey to alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications and illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin. As the addiction problem continues to intensify, federal agencies are […]

Ecstasy users at EDM parties unknowingly use bath salts, finds study
Posted in Addiction

Electronic dance music (EDM) parties are often associated with the use and abuse of psychoactive drugs. The drugs available at such parties are generally mixed with synthetic drugs like methamphetamine and bath salts, the use of which can lead to adverse health consequences, including death. A recent research by the Department of Population Health, New […]

Study finds new fingerprint method that can detect cocaine use immediately
Posted in Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. Even in small doses, it can cause users to feel euphoric and extremely excited. According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report published online in March 2017, the United States is experiencing a rise in cocaine use owing to increasing demand across its population. Authors of the report published […]

Heroin-related deaths jump 533 percent since 2002
Posted in Drug

If America was plagued by the AIDS crisis in the 1990s, it probably has a bigger, more vicious monster to deal with. The monster didn’t grow so big overnight. It obviously took years to spread its fangs. Today, it has grown into a full-blown nationwide epidemic, destroying lives regardless of age, race, wealth or location. […]

Texas to benefit from DEA’s traveling exhibit ‘Drugs: Costs and Consequences’
Posted in Drug

Federal agencies are leaving no stone unturned to educate Americans about the prevalence of drug abuse across the nation and the extent of damage it has caused. In such a move by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), its traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will open at the Cedar Park’s Texas Museum of Science and […]

Mental health of Northeast Texas citizens continues to decline, finds study
Posted in Dual diagnosis

The quantum of unhappiness in Texas has continued to go up, considering that the number of mental health facilities in the state does not commensurate with the percentage of the population looking for effective recovery options. Now, a group of researchers examining the constantly rising rates of depression and suicide has suggested how a major […]

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Join rehab to kick addiction and reclaim life
Posted in Addiction

Nancy (name changed) knew that she had got addicted to drugs. She could clearly see the pain in her parents’ eyes and the fear that had engulfed her younger sister. Being the eldest, Nancy had always wanted to be a role model for her siblings. But now, she is alone in her bedroom stuck in […]

Illegal cocaine trafficking continues to cripple US
Posted in Treatment

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized 24 packages containing 63 pounds of cocaine worth more than $484,000. The seizure took place on Sept. 5, 2017, at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge, Texas. The drug was recovered from a 43-year-old man from Mexico, who had hidden the packages in the vehicle he was driving. Such a […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Mental disorder, addiction and suicide
Posted in Dual diagnosis

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This fact itself is cause for concern. What is it that really pushes someone to take their own life? There can be many answers to this question, for some, suicide could seem like the only solution to all their problems. Or an individual […]

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