Monthly Archives: June 2012

What Is The Problem With Social Media In Regards To Drug Abuse Recovery

Social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc., are at their peak in popularity today. American pop culture is largely influenced by social media interaction—YouTube videos are a popular conversation starter and we plan our activities around Facebook events. It … Continue reading

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All Time High Opioid Abuse Causes National Concern

Some of the more well known drugs classified as opioids are Heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin and morphine. The function of an opioid is basically to suppress pain. Per recent statistics, the abuse of these drugs has hit an all time high … Continue reading

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Drug Use Concerns Still On Teens And Women

Substance abuse has, for decades, been the most important challenge we face in the world, in our nations, our communities and our homes. With increases seen recently in young people, we can only use what we have seen to project … Continue reading

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The Harsh Reality Of Drug Use Increases As Jobs Decrease

Drug abuse across the nation is a widely spreading epidemic, the effects of which are seen in every aspect of our society. With the advent of new and unconventional synthetic drugs available to all-ages, and prescription drug abuse on the … Continue reading

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Are Youth And Women Hurt The Most By Rapid Drug Use Rise

Substance abuse in our communities continues to be the most important and threatening problem we face as a Nation. More specifically, rising drug use among youth and women makes it necessary to closely examine these demographics and understand what challenge … Continue reading

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Rise In Drug Use Among Youth and Women

An analysis of the 25-and-under age group in Finland is leading social workers to say that drug use is growing rapidly amongst these young adults and teens. The growing addiction problem is especially prominent in the more metropolitan areas of … Continue reading

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Majority Of Men Arrested Test Positive For Drug Use

In some parts of the United States, as much as 81% of adult male arrestees test positive for drug use at the time of their arrest, according to a report issued in May, 2012, by the White House. The Arrestee … Continue reading

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One In Eight Teens Misuse Prescriptions

The findings of two national surveys published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (released in May, 2012) show that currently in the United States, a shocking 1 in 8 teenagers has used a powerful painkiller drug without a … Continue reading

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