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The Signs of Drug Addiction in Young Adults

Drug addiction is a chronic, destructive disease that can truly affect anyone, regardless of one’s age, race, or upbringing. If you are here because you believe someone close to you is abusing drugs or alcohol, you may personally recognize that drug abuse can affect various people, directly and indirectly. The damaging aspects of substance abuse could […]

Xanax Addiction in Young Adults

Xanax, a brand-name prescription depressant, is a medication most often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and sleep disorders. Commonly classified as a sedative or tranquilizer, Xanax is most known for its calming effects: it reduces anxiety, eases muscle tension, and promotes relaxation. Many young adults today feel that tranquilizers such as Xanax are […]

Adolescent Opiate Addiction

Opiates refer to a group of drugs that are commonly used to treat pain, and remain the most abused drugs in the United States today. While technically the term opiates applies to substances naturally derived from the poppy plant (which contains opium), it is often used interchangeably with both opioids and narcotics. Common “natural” opiates […]

Fentanyl Addiction in Young Adults

Fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid that has quickly spiraled from a practical, prescription drug to a fiend of the street, and it has taken the lives of many young adults along for its ride. Because of its rising popularity on the street and among young people, fentanyl has recently been deemed a top emerging […]

Vicodin Addiction in Young Adults

Over two-million Americans suffer from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and Vicodin remains the painkiller of choice for many high school students.  Vicodin, a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain, is perhaps the most commonly abused opioid today. It is also the painkiller most frequently prescribed. Physicians prescribe […]

Adderall Addiction in Young Adults

Adderall is a stimulant medication most commonly prescribed to adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD. Composed of amphetamines and dextroamphetamines, Adderall is a brand name drug that targets a user’s central nervous system, and increases one’s ability to focus, pay attention, and control behavior. In recent […]

Young Adult Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, and young adults today are taking just about anything they can get, regardless of its consequences. From pills that ease anxiety to those that combat sleep, from painkillers to attention-deficit disorder treatments, the possibilities for misuse of prescription drugs is endless. It is no wonder, then, that prescription […]

Crystal Meth Addiction in Young Adults

Crystal meth is an extremely potent, highly addictive stimulant that targets the central nervous system. With its parent drug methamphetamine at its core, crystal meth is cooked in homemade laboratories and has therefore become one of the most accessible narcotics to adolescents today.  It has also become a drug of choice among young adults. Reaching […]

Cocaine Addiction in Young Adults

Cocaine (commonly called “coke” or “blow”) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant derived from the leaves of the South American coca plant. It made its way into America many years ago, but still remains a “luxury” drug amongst our population—primarily for young adults. In 2013, there were 1.5 million current cocaine users aged 12 […]

Heroin Addiction in Adolescents

Heroin, often called “smack” or “junk,’ is one of the most addictive, dangerous substances plaguing our streets today. With its increasing availability, it is also becoming one of the most popular substances abused by adolescents and young adults.  According to recent studies, the typical “heroin addict” is now an affluent 23-year-old living in the suburbs, […]