Perhaps you’ve heard of synthetic marijuana, also called K2, spice or syncanns. Maybe you’ve even seen it, but what you may not realize is that both its use and the dangers of being addicted to synthetic marijuana is on the rise. In September, 43-year-old Richie Sanborn was found passed out behind the wheel of his
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Category: Addiction

Nationwide, prescription drug abuse emergencies and deaths are growing at an alarming rate. Doctors are overprescribing painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioid drugs, and people who “doctor shop” to maximize the number of pills they get put themselves at great risk and add to the problem. North Carolina is sorely feeling the brunt
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Category: Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic illness in which normal activity in the brain is disrupted,1and it is most often the result of persistent substance abuse. People who suffer from addiction will struggle to get healthy again without expert help, and in many cases the signs of substance abuse go unnoticed. Recognizing these signs may fall upon
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Category: Substance Abuse

It is very distressing for parents when they find out their young son or daughter has a drug or alcohol addiction problem. On the positive side, there is plenty of help available for teens with addiction problems and for their parents. Parents should not feel ashamed of, or embarrassed by, any child who is suffering
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Category: Addiction

When someone struggles with addiction, their family members suffer too. In fact, addiction is commonly described as a family disease. It’s difficult to watch your loved one’s life fall apart and feel helpless to stop it; you might also find yourself feeling angry or frustrated with your addicted family member. The good news is that
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Category: Family