People cut themselves to help cope with problems or to deal with emotions. We review the psychology behind self-injury and how to get help here.
Worried about a friend, family or co-worker’s caffeine use? How can you tell if someone has been using caffeine? Top signs of using caffeine here.
Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.
We review the symptoms, intervention and treatments possible for video game addicts, or parents of children and teens who suspect gaming addiction in their kids.
Americans currently abuse three classes of medications: depressants, pain killers, and stimulants. But what’s the difference between Ambien and Adderall? Learn more about subclasses and medication brand names here.
Buying drugs online is quick, easy and private. Even the FDA says so. In fact, Over 29 million websites have been indexed by Google and are related to pharmacies that do not require prescriptions. But before you buy drugs online, consider these suggestions first.
What red flags indicate that prescription pills have become a problem in your life? Prescription pill addiction can be characterized by increased tolerance for a drug or by withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not taken. But what are some other signs of Rx dependency? More here.
For almost 10 years, prescription medication abuse has been second only to marijuana use in the U.S. It is a fast growing epidemic that affects our youth, our adults and our seniors. But why are Americans misusing prescription drugs? And what social institutions have contributed to the growth of prescription drug addiction? We investigate here.
The most recent national survey on drug use was completed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHA) in 2008. Click here to learn where pill poppers are getting their stash.
The go-to references for measuring prescription drug use in America are called the MTF and the NSDUH reports. We help you learn more about these baseline surveys. We also present a summary of the most important statistics for prescription drug use from 2008 and 2009. Get the facts here.