Drug addiction can be a debilitating condition that stays with a person for years to come. Likewise, mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety disorders can follow a person for decades on end. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the risk of developing an addiction to drugs increases considerably for people suffering….
Substance abuse rates within the United States continue to rise, with 8.3 percent of the population reporting active drug use in 2002 compared to 9.2 percent of the population in 2012, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Out of the 9.2 percent, as much as 8.9 percent of active users fall under the….
Opiates encompass a wide class of both legal and illegal drugs. Nonetheless, opiate drug effects remain the same regardless of whether the drug comes from the streets or from the pharmacy. Prescription pain relief medications and heroin both fall within the opiate class of drugs and, as of 2014, remain the fastest growing addictions in….