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Drug Addiction

Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

Recently, an individual with a Vicodin addiction relayed the following story about buying Vicodin online via an Internet pharmacy: Because he had purchased Vicodin and OxyContin online in the past, this individual (who will be referred to as “Paul”) had his name and phone number on the call lists of several online drug suppliers. One day, a representative from … Continue reading Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

March 13, 2009

Alcohol Addiction

The Five Most Unrealistic Drug Portrayals in Movies

Some Hollywood directors, such as Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) and Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream) go to great lengths to portray drug addiction and substance abuse in as realistic manner as possible in their films. They capture every grueling aspect of addiction -from the euphoric rush of the drug to the terrifying crashes that inevitably … Continue reading The Five Most Unrealistic Drug Portrayals in Movies

January 26, 2009

Drug Addiction

Why Don’t People Get the Drug Addiction Treatment They Need?

Drug addiction is one of the biggest problems we face today. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users.[1] This statistic doesn’t include prescription drug abuse. Based on these statistics, it is clear that millions of people need help for drug abuse. Drug use creates … Continue reading Why Don’t People Get the Drug Addiction Treatment They Need?

November 27, 2008

Cocaine Addiction

8 Dangerous Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction You Might Not Know

Despite all the research that speaks to the contrary, there are still a large number of people who are unaware of the many potential dangers of cocaine addiction. Cocaine is a stimulant that changes the pathways inside the brain and speeds up the body. The user feels happy, energetic and excited. Later, users often feel angry, … Continue reading 8 Dangerous Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction You Might Not Know

November 13, 2008

Crystal Meth Addiction

The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher with a mountain of bills, a pregnant wife, and a cancer diagnosis that says he has less than two years to live. In order to make ends meet, and breathe some excitement into his mundane life, he uses his chemistry knowledge … Continue reading The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

September 9, 2008

Drug Addiction

7 Surprising Facts About Drug Addiction in Iran

Iran plays a large role in discussions about U.S. national security, but most Americans know very little about the isolationist Middle-Eastern country. One surprising thing to many people about Iran is the depth and seriousness of the drug problem within its borders. The country’s Islamist theocracy takes a hard line toward drug use, handing down … Continue reading 7 Surprising Facts About Drug Addiction in Iran

August 18, 2008