Drug Abuse

Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

Since the Reagan era, the United States government has taken a strong stand when it comes to regulating possession or illegal substances. A number of illicit substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and many others are all illegal for individuals to possess. Even drugs allowed by prescription are heavily regulated and non-medical use, possession … Continue reading Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

Alcohol Addiction

Strength Through Perseverance During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Sports rarely pique my interest. Golf does so even less often. Despite these facts, I found myself inspired by Tiger Woods’s 2008 U.S. Open win. He won this tournament despite stress fractures and a damaged ACL. He won this tournament despite being told to not even try. As ESPN[1] reports, “Woods told the doctors who … Continue reading Strength Through Perseverance During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction

Taking Prescription Painkillers During Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Relapse or Not?

It’s a big debate among those in recovery: is medical use of prescribed medication a relapse if that medication is physically addictive? Because so many end up in drug rehab due to developing an addiction to their medical prescription for drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, Xanax and more, it’s a concern in the recovery community … Continue reading Taking Prescription Painkillers During Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Relapse or Not?

Alcohol Addiction

3 Ways to Get What You Need from a 12-Step Meeting During Drug Rehab and Recovery

Part of any drug addiction treatment program as well as most people’s lives after they graduate from drug and alcohol rehab are 12-step meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others. These meetings are open to anyone who identifies themselves as an addict (in some cases, they are open to family members and supporters as well) … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get What You Need from a 12-Step Meeting During Drug Rehab and Recovery