Illicit Drug Trafficking Contributing to High Addiction Rates

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Illicit Drug Trafficking Contributing to High Addiction Rates The drug trafficking business in Mexico is worth an estimated $50 billion a year — and analysts predict that without it, Mexico’s economy would shrink by 63 percent. With 32 percent of all American inmates either under the influence or in possession of illicit drugs when arrested, […]

The Invisible Drug Abuse Epidemic Among Older Adults

Although it’s common to associate addiction with younger demographics, a new drug addiction epidemic is on the rise among America’s aging generations. Recent research indicates older adults are not only at increased risk for substance abuse, but they struggle with addiction just as much — if not more — than younger generations. As more geriatric […]

Nature vs. Nurture: The Contributing Factors of Opioid Abuse

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Five million people in the United States are affected by opioid abuse every year. The rise in popularity of opioid medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Opana for the treatment of chronic pain has played a significant role in the current opioid addiction epidemic. The recent influx in opioid addiction that drug rehab centers from […]

Does Marijuana Abuse Lead to Schizophrenia?

In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported cannabis—otherwise known as marijuana—is the most commonly-used illicit drug in the United States. Unfortunately, this drug is being abused by large numbers of youth and adults from Fresno, Calif., to the East Coast. Though drug rehab centers can help treat addictions to cannabis, many […]

Bypassing the Blood-Brain Barrier: Further Applications from Addiction to Depression and other Psychiatric Diseases

For the first time in history, the brain’s nearly impenetrable defense against all manner of blood-borne pathogens—the esoteric blood-brain barrier—has been breached. Scientists at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada have discovered a way to non-invasively transport essential drug treatments across the brain’s natural barricade—with potential further applications for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, addiction […]

Rehab Workers Add Music to Their Arsenal

Drug rehab centers in places like San Francisco have a reputation for innovative treatment. Addiction is very personal, so it stands to reason that treatment should be individual and personalized as well. The best rehab centers work with patients on a personal basis to create an effective treatment plan and ensure a positive, lasting lifestyle […]

Do You Need Drug Rehab for Marijuana Misuse?

The debate over whether or not marijuana is actually an addictive substance seems to be never-ending. Proponents of marijuana argue that it does not generate a physical dependence like alcohol or cocaine, while others point to the detrimental effect of marijuana use on teens and others, including psychological dependence that causes many to enter drug […]

Tell-tale Signs of Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is not always blatantly apparent in all of its victims. Many people trapped in the throws of addiction are able to conceal their substance abuse and fool their friends, family and co-workers into thinking that they do not have a problem. Drug rehab centers from Irvine, Calif., to the East Coast […]

Why a Small Client Group Matters

When it comes to receiving treatment in drug rehab centers, individuals from Fresno and across the country hope to receive the best care possible so they can successfully overcome an addiction. Unfortunately, some facilities take on so many clients that it becomes difficult for addicts to receive the individualized treatment they need to be truly […]