Archive by category Drug Addiction

How Does Stigma Affect Addicts And Those Stigmatizing?

How Does Stigma Affect Addicts And Those Stigmatizing?

People are stigmatized when others view them in a generally negative light on the basis of certain narrowly perceived characteristics or attributes. Another term, negative stereotyping, refers to the same phenomenon. Many individuals affected by drug or alcohol addiction experience significant stigma as a result of their substance-related problems. In a study published in July […]

Black Tar Heroin Addiction 101

Black Tar Heroin Addiction 101

Heroin is one of the most dangerous illicit drugs. It is highly addictive. It is easy to overdose when using heroin. It also causes numerous health problems for those who use it repeatedly. As if the drug itself is not bad enough, there is a cruder and more harmful variation on this drug finding its […]

How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

Addicts seem to make inexplicable choices. They forfeit the very things that most people recognize as the keys to happiness in life, such as relationships with family, their career and friendships in pursuit of the addiction. There has been extensive research conducted in attempt to explain the self-destructive behaviors that accompany addiction. The studies have […]

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) is a form of treatment used to aid people recovering from addictions to opioid drugs or stimulants. It belongs to a larger group of therapies known collectively as contingency management (CM). In a study published in October 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a multi-institution research team looked at […]

New Treatment To Eliminate Marijuana Addiction?

New Treatment To Eliminate Marijuana Addiction?

With marijuana legalization spreading, more people are becoming addicted, including teenagers. Teenage marijuana use has been a focus of research due to increased availability and the yet unknown effects. Because teenage brains are in a phase of rapid development some experts have been concerned that marijuana use could result in ongoing cognitive problems. While some […]

What’s The Fascinating History Of Cocaine?

What’s The Fascinating History Of Cocaine?

Cocaine’s Popularity Throughout The Years No comprehensive discussion of cocaine use in our country would be complete without an in depth analysis of its history. Cocaine first became a problem in the last decades of the 1800s and lasted through the 1920s. It re-emerged as an issue in the 1970s and wreaked havoc on American […]

Predicting Future Substance Addiction In Preschoolers

Predicting Future Substance Addiction In Preschoolers

Parents often raise their children with certain goals in mind. Some parents may stress the importance of a college education, steering their children toward robust academic programs and extracurricular activities. Other parents may want their children to excel in sports. A common goal for parents, however, is preventing their children from experimenting with drugs and […]