Morphine addiction affects more than one person, one family, or even one community. It is a national concern because — in the U.S. alone — the price tag for addition to morphine is upward of $500 billion in healthcare costs, crime and criminal justice costs, accidents and lost employment. Prescription Abuse Statistics As with many…

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Even though it’s not legally approved for recreational use in the United States, morphine is one of the most commonly abused drugs. Consistently used by hundreds of thousands of people on a regular basis for pain relief and its more euphoric qualities, it’s often done on the sly because the risks of illegal possession or…

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On This Page: Parental Involvement Transition to Adulthood Supporting Independence Warning Signs When to Intervene Self-Care Finding Help “As the mother of a high school senior who has struggled with depression for nearly 10 years, I’m anxious about how I can help her adjust to life on her own without smothering her or somehow enabling…

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Bipolar disorder is one of the most common mood disorders in the world, affecting millions of people each year. This common disorder is also very complex and can produce a wide range of side effects that can contribute to the development of additional disorders and addictions.   Can Bipolar Disorder Cause Sex Addiction? Episodes of…

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Unlike many other prescription drugs, Adderall will not cause an addiction in individuals who truly need it as long as they stick to the prescribed dosages. However, since there is such easy access to Adderall in the medicine cabinets of family or friends, illegally over the Internet or on the street, people who have no medical need…

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Persuasion is a tricky pursuit. You’ve tried it, no doubt. Nudging a friend to join you in your new hobby, convincing your parents to offer you a little more independence or begging your toddler to put on his pants — for the love! And, if you’re like most of us, your efforts go something like…

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Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. The 2016 National Study on Drug Use and Health reported that an estimated 28.6 million Americans age 12 and overused illicit drugs during the month prior to the study. That means roughly one in 10 people struggle with some level of substance…

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