Addiction Risk Factors

Do you Know the Risk Factors for Addiction? Alcohol and drug addiction contribute to the deaths of more than 125,000 Americans annually. The lethal killer does not discriminate based on age, education, height, race, sex, social status or weight.   Call 844-357-3422 24/7 to take the first step in living the rest of your life…

What causes drug addiction?

How Did I Become Addicted?

It has been reported that nearly 23 million Americans suffer with substance abuse. The top three drugs causing addiction are marijuana, opioid pain relievers, and cocaine.   All addictions – whether to a substance like alcohol, drugs or nicotine, or an activity — impact various neural circuits of the brain, including those related to reward,…

Drugs and Driving

Driving and Drugs? The Negative Effects.

The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported an estimated 9.9 million people aged 12 and over had driven under the influence of illicit drugs during the past year.   The 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey from The National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that more than 22 percent of drivers…

Addiction is a Disease, Not a Choice or a Mental Illness

Addiction is a Disease, Not a Lifestyle Choice

In 2007, then Senator Joe Biden introduced a bill called the Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007. It sought to rewrite language used by the federal government when it spoke or wrote about addiction and recovery. For example, the bill wanted to rename the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the National Institute…