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Addiction In Males: Risks, Treatment, and Recovery

While addiction is an issue that affects just about every imaginable demographic group, research has shown that there are stark differences in the respective addiction experiences of men and women. Addiction experts have pointed out that from a societal standpoint, boys and men have historically been rewarded for behaviors like risk-taking, competitiveness, and impulsiveness. In…

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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

The statistics are staggering. At just five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumed 75% of the world’s prescription drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 54.2% of people taking prescription drugs got them from a friend or relative—not their physician. And 62% of teens surveyed said that they take…

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Do You Have An Adderall Addiction?

Adderall is a prescription drug that brings proven benefits to those suffering from narcolepsy and attention disorders like ADD and ADHD. It has long been a “study drug” of choice for healthy high school and college students seeking higher GPAs, and now it’s making its way into a hard-driven workforce requiring long hours of focus…

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What Needs To Be Understood About Drug Abuse And Addiction

If effective, sustained recovery from drug abuse is to be achieved, it will help the addicted young adult and their parents to develop a better understanding of the nature of addiction, including clearing up some persistent misconceptions. Many parents inquiring about the services of a young adult rehab in North Carolina may initially imagine their…

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How To Respond If You Suspect Drug Addiction In Your Young Adult

Have you noticed your young adult or adolescent behaving differently recently, with no obvious explanation? Perhaps they always seem to be tired, hostile, or depressed? Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn. If this is the case, your loved one may have a drug-related problem necessitating the right attention, such as from a young adult rehab…

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How Marijuana Use And Mental Illness May Be Linked

If there is one explanation for the popularity of services offering mental health support in North Carolina among the families who may be concerned about the drug use of their teen or young adult, it is because of the correlation between mental illness and the abuse of drugs like marijuana. Indeed, studies have been carried…

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Use Of Marijuana Up, Other Drugs Down Among American Students

If there was any recent story that perfectly summed up the changing nature of drug use among America’s young adults – and the associated need for drug addiction programs in North Carolina like Red Oak Recovery to adapt – it was surely the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) most recent annual Monitoring the Future…

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The Many Approaches Taken By Clinically Dynamic Treatment

When you want to help your young adult loved one to live a happier and more productive life, away from the ravages of substance addiction, it’s natural that you will research the many available treatment programs. But what elements do you expect to make up the most suitable clinically dynamic treatment? Do you expect the…