When seeking to address the 21st-century addiction epidemic, one of the first lessons to learn is that this is not a new problem.
The drug addiction problem in our country continues to grow, and as it does, our efforts to understand it increase in tandem. There is new data, new research, and new conclusions that link opioid addiction to loneliness.
Here’s a question that’s likely on the minds of millions of people as I write this. People who struggle with a drug habit, an alcohol habit, with self-medication on pharmaceuticals, with cigarette use, with a bad eating habit, or even with drinking excessive amounts of coffee a day find themselves asking this type of question.
There are multiple ways to abuse drugs and alcohol, none of them good, or beneficial, or safe in any way.
Ecstasy “molly,” was originally created in 1912 as a possible blood clotting agent by the German pharmaceutical company Merck, according to archival research of that company’s records in 2006 the Medical Journal of Addiction. It underwent animal testing but wasn’t tried on humans until the 1950s.
This is a guide on spotting heroin use, how to spot a heroin user, and how to prevent heroin use. Heroin use is a dangerous activity to engage in and if someone you know is using heroin, they need immediate help.