The number of deaths from drug overdose reaches 80,000 in a year

A December 2020 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded more than 80,000 deaths from overdose between May 2019 and May 2020. That’s a significant increase considering the total number of deaths from January 2019 to January 2020 was around 70,000. The May 2019 to May 2020 record is the highest death …

The effects of alcohol consumption on the senses

Several scientific studies assume that long-term drinkers experience significant, even permanent, loss or inhibition of their senses. To date, researchers have shown deterioration in eyesight, smell, taste, and coordination in people who frequently drink too much alcohol. There is also a growing body of data suggesting that these losses or inhibitions are short-term, meaning people …

Alternative pain reliever or dangerous addictive drug?

There is a false narrative about kratom suggesting that it is a legitimate alternative to opioid pain relievers. In practice, however, most people who consume kratom use it with other opioid medications. Kratom is addicting, although it’s still perfectly legal at the federal level and in most states. Kratom defines “Kratom” refers to a tropical …

Relapse Prevention Techniques in TX

Anyone recovering from drugs or alcohol in a substance abuse treatment program fears relapse. And while relapse is a legitimate threat, it doesn’t just happen overnight. Contrary to what many people think, relapse is a three-step process that takes time to develop. Consequently, Relapse Prevention Techniques will help prevent the relapse stages in our relapse …