Few people are lying in a gutter due to marijuana addiction. Not a lot of bank robberies, violent crime and aggressive behavior are chalked up to marijuana abuse. However, there are a great number of risks that come with long-term marijuana addiction, and these risks can be just as devastating to a person’s goals, career, family, finances, and personality as any other drug of addiction, including alcohol. Take a look: Marijuana Addiction Marijuana addiction itself is perhaps one of the biggest problems caused by long-term marijuana abuse. Addiction will lead people to believe that they are physically and psychologically dependent […]
The senior population is the group most often prescribed controlled substances. About 17 percent of seniors over the age of 60 will be affected by prescription drug abuse according to one study, and another study says that 11 percent of women over the age of 59 are currently addicted to prescription drugs. Recognizing prescription drug addiction in seniors is tricky but hugely important. The health effects can be devastating and the money spent on unnecessary prescriptions crippling. If you or someone you love is over 60 and dealing with prescription drug addiction, call us at The Canyon for treatment. Senior […]
Bipolar symptoms and drug addiction symptoms can look very similar – mood swings, sleep disruption, extreme behavior, changes in relationships, social isolation, hopelessness, nervousness, and irritability. If you saw a loved on acting like this, would you really know what was wrong or where to start? In most cases, people with bipolar disorder use drugs or drink alcohol excessively to balance out their moods. They try to relax themselves when they are too manic, and they may try to get stimulation when they are depressed. As you could imagine, the combination of drug use and unmanaged mood swings can make […]
Here’s another case of someone being charged with murder when their “crime” is giving their prescribed medication to a friend. And in this case, the person being charged is a big-eyed 19 year old boy, Nikolas Ramiro Flores.
The world of sports is home to tales of great athletic achievement and rags to riches stories.Unfortunately, it has also played host to a number of drug scandals that have rocked the fabric of the sports themselves.The following are some of the most shocking drug scandals ever reported beyond the sports pages. 5. Pittsburgh Pirates Cocaine Scandal How bad was the drug problem on the 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates?Not only were more than 10 players called before a grand jury for cocaine distribution and possession charges, but even the man who portrayed the team mascot, The Pirate Parrot was implicated for […]