Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

 Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total.  Officials believe pandemic stress as well as the strong synthetic opioid fentanyl are behind the sharp rise.  "This has been an incredibly uncertain … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

WHAT IS IT? Synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen. The pill form comes in a variety of logos and colors. STREET NAMES Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC HOW IT IS TAKEN Swallowing  gel capsules (Molly), pills, tabletsPowder, … Continue reading ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

DRUGS AND DATING VIOLENCE

We know that drugs are bad for your physical and mental health. But drug use also has a negative impact on your personal relationships since it can greatly change your mood and your behavior towards others. WHAT IS DATING VIOLENCE? Dating violence is violence between two people in a relationship. It is not always physical. In fact, according to the … Continue reading DRUGS AND DATING VIOLENCE

COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Note: Some of the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of NationalAddictionNews.com. In July, Erica Rodriguez, 20, checked herself into the Renfrew Center, a residential center for eating-disorder treatment in the Philadelphia area. Rodriguez, who has been struggling with disordered eating since she was 12, had relapsed in quarantine. "It had … Continue reading COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the … Continue reading Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19

Drugged Driving—What You Should Know

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Check out a few key frequently asked questions and answers about drug-impaired driving below. What is drug-impaired driving? Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, marijuana, or illegal drugs. How common is drug-impaired driving?  In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. Of that total,12.8 … Continue reading Drugged Driving—What You Should Know

FREE Family Support Groups Online for Christian Families Struggling with a Loved One’s Addiction

We are here for you! As an outreach of RecoveryRoom7online.com, we are branching out and starting family support groups for those Christian families who need support due to a loved one's addiction. We understand what a painful, nightmarish, and frustrating time you are having and we can't sit by and do nothing. We work with … Continue reading FREE Family Support Groups Online for Christian Families Struggling with a Loved One’s Addiction

Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

Too-Little Sleep Can Increase the Rewarding Properties of Cocaine, Paving Way to Addiction

A new study finds sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding. Sleep deprivation increases rewarding properties of cocaine through motivation peptide. Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro. Poor sleep and cocaine use go hand-in-hand. Both acute … Continue reading Too-Little Sleep Can Increase the Rewarding Properties of Cocaine, Paving Way to Addiction