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What are the Effects of Substance Abuse?

The effects of substance abuse aren’t just on the user’s brain and body. Drug and alcohol addiction has impacts on family, the community, and society.

5 Signs You’re Struggling with a Substance Abuse Disorder

Nobody plans on developing a substance abuse disorder. These things gradually happen over a period of time. Throughout this article, we look into five signs that you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorderĀ is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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