Who Is Most At Risk of Drug Addiction?

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Who Is Most At Risk of Drug Addiction?

Anybody can become addicted. But who is most at risk of drug addiction? Let’s break down which demographics have above-average addiction rates.

Help with addiction

Help Someone with Addiction Pt. II

Here are three tools you can use if you find yourself in a situation where a loved one is battling a substance abuse disorder and needs help with addiction.

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Risk Factors for Addiction

What causes addiction? Although there’s not a definitive answer, we do know the most common risk factors for addiction. And we’re breaking them down…

Adderall Abuse

Adderall Abuse

The use of powerful prescription stimulants, Adderall abuse, has been rapidly rising across the nation. Adderall sales increased 3135.6% from 2002–2006.

Abuse vs Addiction

Abuse vs Addiction While the terms abuse and addiction are often used interchangeably, the reality is that they are each describing a different type of person. The terms do have some similarities in that they both negatively impact their lives. We’ll take a closer look at these two terms to better distinguish the difference between… View more

Alcoholism Warning Signs

Warning Signs of Alcoholism If you are concerned that a loved one is struggling with alcoholism, there are warning signs that you can look for to determine if they are addicted to alcohol. While many signs are easily recognizable, others may be more difficult to identify. The severity of the abuse can also play a… View more

High-Functioning Addicts – What You Should Know

What You Should Know About High-Functioning Addicts A high-functioning addict is defined as someone who is able to hide their excessive use of alcohol or drugs from others. This person may have a good job, a secure home life, and be respected in the community despite their addiction. Statistics show that of the nearly 17… View more

What is a High-Functioning Addict?

What is a High-Functioning Addict? A functioning addict is often defined as someone who is able to hide their excessive use of drugs or alcohol. This person may have a good job, a secure home life, and be respected in the community despite their addiction. Of the nearly 17 million adults in the this country… View more

Understanding Addiction

What is addiction? Drug addiction can be a difficult thing to understand for many people. How do people become addicted to drugs? Why do people become addicted to drugs? This lack of understanding of addiction can cause people to think that addiction is due to a lack of morals or willpower to stop using drugs…. View more

Addiction Myths

Myths About Addiction People often have the idea that everyone who is suffering from addiction falls into a certain stereotype, that they are “all the same.” Common misconceptions such as these have a direct impact on addicts and how people perceive them in day to day life. The way that addicts are portrayed on t.v…. View more