When looking a what causes addiction, we almost always must look into the past. This is because most people use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism for a problem they could not solve back then, a problem that they cannot solve now either.
News headlines have been reporting on recent developments regarding an up-and-coming “vaccine” for fentanyl addiction. However, fentanyl addiction cannot be treated with a vaccine, as vaccines are made to inoculate people against communicable illnesses, not treat drug addiction.
Dental work should not lead to opioid misuse. Yet, in increasing numbers, dental patients, particularly young patients, are being exposed to highly addictive opioid pain relievers, and it's causing them to experience life-threatening overdoses.
The Journal of the American Medical Administration just released a report itemizing the top causes of death in the U.S. for 2020. According to their data, drug overdoses were one of the leading causes of death that year.
Advertising is a huge industry in the United States, a crucial component of the country’s economy and a necessary cog in the wheel of supply, demand, and the buying and selling of products and services. Unfortunately, there can be harmful sides to advertising, like when young people are repeatedly exposed to highly suggestive alcohol advertisements.
Most parents want to do everything they can to ensure their children grow up to lead healthy, productive, successful lives. That goal acts as a driving force behind how parents raise their children and the day-to-day actions that parents take in doing so.
Kratom has been called a “wonder drug” by some. Others call it a “dietary or herbal supplement”. The Mayo Clinic calls it “unsafe and ineffective” and says that “research shows little promise”. Kratom has increased in popularity and use in recent years and has been designated as the cause of overdose deaths.
We often hear news stories about drug overdoses, about the rise in drug-related fatalities across America, and how we should respond to them. But what about alcohol overdoses, alcohol poisoning? It’s important to understand that alcohol poisonings do occur, and that they are extremely dangerous. It’s essential to know what the signs and symptoms of alcohol overdoses are and what to do if a loved one or friend has binge drunk to the point of an alcohol overdose.
The trafficking and abuse of new synthetic opioids are deadly trends.
There is some data that suggests when people experiment with alcohol in their youth, this predisposes them to a long list of harmful effects later in life, addiction included. This provides yet another reason why parents should do everything they can to prevent their children from experimenting with alcohol.