COVID-19 has significantly affected millions of people around the world, causing psychological problems brought about by unemployment, business closure, restrictions, and uncertainties. The question this article would aim to answer is whether substance abuse increased during the pandemic. Learn what research studies show about the impacts of the pandemic on the rate of substance abuse […]
Individuals rarely think of the long-term effects of drug addiction. They remain focused on obtaining the high and stay in the moment. Nevertheless, they discover they have negatively impacted their health and developed conditions such as heart disease and liver damage. Anxiety disorders and depression also become concerns when a person abuses drugs. The drugs […]
People drink because of various reasons. For some, it is the only way to suppress their uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, for others – it is the easiest solution to entertain themselves and relax. The lockdown that was meant to limit the spreading of the COVID-19 virus was just another trigger that allowed alcohol to become […]
Substance addiction does not come alone. It brings many adverse effects for the addicted individuals, their families and the people around them. The negative consequences of drug or alcohol addiction can be life-altering and affect their physical and psychological state.
In almost every party or occasion, alcohol is always present. Whether it’s tequila, beer, or a shot of margarita, you can always find these drinks. Drinking moderately will always be the advice, but have you ever thought about what would alcohol do to someone, perhaps a friend or a loved one, when drinking becomes an […]
Addiction is one of the diseases that has its tentacles actively extended to every corner of the United States. In 2018, about 20.3 million Americans above the age of 12 years had a substance abuse disorder.1 Generally, 165 million people were substance users in the same year – all casually jogging towards the addiction threshold. […]
Tobacco cravings can be incredibly powerful for smokers, which is why curbing the habit can be so difficult. But there are ways to boost your willpower and make quitting smoking easier. Here are some ideas to help you kick your smoking habit for good, from distraction techniques to prescription options your GP can help you […]
Living with chronic pain can be both physically and emotionally exhausting. It’s not surprising that more Americans than ever before are looking for ways to get some relief. With over 40 million people across the county currently dealing with opioid addiction, pain sufferers are looking for other treatment options. For many years, the pain from […]
While overcoming substance abuse is often considered a personal struggle that affects only the user, in the context of a family setting, drug and alcohol abuse can negatively impact the whole family.
For many, social drinking is something to look forward to after a hard week’s work with your peers. Going out for a few to the local pub can be enjoyable and serves as a way to bond with your colleagues, but it’s also dangerous; drinking culture is widespread in the UK, and it can enable […]