Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive, central nervous system stimulant. The second most abused illegal drug in the U.S., statistics show that almost 90 percent of cocaine users began using alcohol and/or marijuana first. Cocaine is addictive due to the quick-acting euphoric feeling users experience. Though the user may be experiencing euphoria, there is actually an […]

Marijuana

The most commonly abused drug in the U.S., Marijuana is classified as a mind-altering intoxicant, stimulant, psychedelic and depressant. Contrary to common belief, Marijuana is addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases among those who start young. Marijuana is known as the “gateway” drug […]

Opiates

Opiates are a group of medications that relieve pain such as hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and other related drugs. Between 1991 and 2010, prescriptions for Opioid Analgesics increased from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million. Because these medications are prescribed by doctors many assume that they are […]

Pain Killers

Pain killers, often times known as opiates, are narcotics derived from opium or opium synthetics. They are the easiest drugs to get addicted to since most of them are pain relievers. This class of addiction is extremely dangerous, whether prescribed or obtained elsewhere. Individuals develop a tolerance to painkillers, which requires them to increase the […]

Alcohol

Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed, substance-abuse treatment center. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances. In some cases, individuals consider it “socially acceptable” since it is legal. Due to its prevalence in everyday life, it can be difficult to come to terms that drinking has become a problem and, in fact, may ignore […]

Heroin

Heroin is one of the most destructive and physically addictive drugs. Recovering from a heroin addiction is a very difficult and painful process. It is estimated that 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. Nationwide addiction statistics show that Heroin is making a comeback, especially among adults over the age of […]

Meth

Methamphetamines are a group of mostly synthetic substances that have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system. Approximately 13 million people, 12 years and older have abused methamphetamine in their lifetimes. Methamphetamine’s addiction, potential and destructive health as well as social consequences, make its abuse particularly dangerous. Methamphetamines cause an intense feeling of euphoria […]

Prescription Drugs

Many people suffer physical or mental traumas in their lives that introduce them into a world they never thought possible. It may be innocent like an accident or chronic pain that sends you to a physician who prescribes you medication. Unfortunately, even prescribed medication can become addictive and often happens unintentionally. Prescribed drugs can start […]

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