At Risk Populations

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

Nearly seven in ten adults ages 45 and older use at least one prescription medication. Some of the most commonly used drug types in the United States include antidepressants, analgesics, antidiabetics, and beta-blockers. Read on to learn about the most common drugs...

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

Compared to all other age groups, binge drinking is most common amongst young people. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than half of full-time college students said they drank alcohol in the past month—including those that were...

Accidental Overdose: The Leading Cause Of Death Under 50

Accidental Overdose: The Leading Cause Of Death Under 50

August is Overdose Awareness Month, a somber topic that, sadly, has become a year-round issue of concern. As one of the country’s leading causes of premature death, America’s drug epidemic and sky-rocketing rates of overdoses have continued to make headline after...

Resources for College Students

Resources for College Students

Addiction is no respecter of people, and this is especially true for college students. College is a difficult transition for many students throughout the United States and adding addiction on top of that complicates things even further, but this doesn’t mean that...

Is Drug Addiction a Disability?

Is Drug Addiction a Disability?

A complex and multifactorial disorder, drug addiction can make it difficult—if not impossible—for individuals to fulfill the basic duties of day-to-day life. While the damage caused to the body and brain has caused this affliction to be categorized as a disease, it...

Veterans and Substance Abuse Disorders: Stats & More

Veterans and Substance Abuse Disorders: Stats & More

Substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and the country’s military veterans are no exception to its prevalence. Rates are low amongst active military who face strict zero-tolerance policies and even prosecution for engaging in drug use...

Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide

Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in our Country. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide but it is often undiagnosed. Though suicidal thoughts aren’t always easy to detect, learning how to identify the signs of suicide may save a...

The 27 Club: Tragic Stories of Addiction

The 27 Club: Tragic Stories of Addiction

Music buffs are likely familiar with the 27 Club. Rather than an actual “club,” this name refers to the belief that a statistically abnormal number of musicians die at the age of 27. In many cases, their death relates to substance abuse. Some cases also involve...

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