drug abuse

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of talk about fentanyl and its dangers. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine [1]. In medical settings, fentanyl is used to treat chronic pain conditions. Illegally manufactured street versions of fentanyl can be even more potent, with increased dangers for deadly overdoses [2]. This is because illegally-manufactured…

Drug Use in Mass Public Bathrooms

Officials in Massachusetts have been working endlessly to fight the country’s uphill battle with opioid overdose, patrolling the city’s streets, schools, and parks. However, a new location has become of major concern: public bathrooms. Treatment Alternatives drug rehab in Massachusetts warns that public bathrooms are the new “Ground zero” for drug use in the city. Police officers, store security guards,…

Science Shows Negative Relationship Between Marijuana and Sleep

Treatment Alternatives, a New Jersey drug rehabilitation center, has a message for marijuana users: marijuana does not help you sleep. New research is suggesting smoking marijuana before bed is having the opposite effects on sleep quality. Research on the relationship between marijuana and sleep is fairly new. However, studies have revealed that those reported being regular marijuana users are almost…

Top 4 Reasons Teens Use Drugs

The teen years are extremely difficult on both teenagers and their parents. This developmental period for adolescents can be filled with challenges involving self-exploration and questionable decisions. For parents who have invested everything in their children, trying to understand why your teen is now using drugs or alcohol can leave you feeling confused and concerned. The New Jersey drug rehab,…

How an Intimate Relationship Can Save You During Addiction Treatment

Science says there is “strong evidence that intimate relationships cause a decline in alcohol consumption”. A recent study conducted by Diana Dinescu and her team of researchers at the University of Virginia, revealed that people in intimate relationships are experiencing many more benefits than those who are not, specifically health-wise. The study looked at the drinking habits of 2,425 same…

Ranking the Most Dangerous Drugs

Unfortunately, it can be hard to keep track of how many drugs are currently causing destruction across the US in teens and young adults. British scientist Dr. David Nutt has created a ranking on the world’s current most dangerous drugs. This ranking takes into consideration the effects of the substance on both the user and society – in terms of…

Heroin Epidemic Continues in New Jersey

Heroin abuse in New Jersey has been identified as the number one health care crisis in the Garden State right now.  Heroin use is spiking statewide, infesting big cities and suburbs alike. According to VICE News, from 2010 through 2013, New Jersey lost nearly 4,300 residents to drug related deaths. In 2014, there were 781 heroin-related deaths in New Jersey,…

How Screen Addiction Evolves into Drug Addiction

When it comes to dealing with substance abuse problems at New Jersey addiction treatment centers, nothing complicates it more than getting a child involved. So many children grow up surrounded with bad influences, only to later mature into young adults who believe that this lifestyle is normal; this not only perpetuates and normalizes a toxic lifestyle, but also sets the…

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