Help for Parents & Family

How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Opiate Abuse?

How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Opiate Abuse?

No matter how old your child is, it is a painful experience to see your child suffer with opiate addiction. You want the very best for your child, yet he or she may seem completely unconcerned about the life-altering impact of opiate addiction. As with any addiction, your child’s addiction affects the whole family. His […]

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Recreational Opiate Use among 18-25 Year-Olds

Recreational Opiate Use among 18-25 Year-Olds

All drugs containing opiates have properties that make them very addictive. Even recreational opiate abuse can lead to an addiction, and recreational drug abuse among people aged 18-25 is quite high. Because of the prevalence of opiate abuse among this age group and the wide availability of the drugs, more and more people are being […]

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Opiate Use Problems among 25-40 Year-Olds

Opiate Use Problems among 25-40 Year-Olds

Recently opiate abuse rates have skyrocketed to an alarming degree. More than 7 million people nationwide abuse painkillers, many of which contain opiates. Those who abuse these drugs are likely to become addicted. The American Society of Addiction Medicine[1] reports, “Of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in […]

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Uniting as a Family to Overcome Opiate Addiction

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Opiate Addiction

Opiates are powerfully addictive and highly dangerous drugs. Street drugs like opium and heroin along with prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin have the power to seriously compromise the user’s health or even claim his or her life. However it is not users alone that are impacted by opiate addiction; addiction is a family disease. […]

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How Has Opiate Addiction Touched Your Life?

How Has Opiate Addiction Touched Your Life?

Addictions to prescription painkillers and other opiates dramatically affect modern American life, leading to thousands of yearly overdose deaths and harm to families and communities. The dramatic increase in overdoses and addictions since the 1990s demands attention. More people want solutions, bringing changes to laws and increased access to treatment. (more…)

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How to Know When an Opiate User Needs Emergency Help

How to Know When an Opiate User Needs Emergency Help

When an individual abuses opiates, it can be confusing to know when help is needed. It is clear that an opiate user needs immediate help if he or she suffers an overdose, but help is also needed if the individual suffers from addiction. Opiate addiction is a serious issue as statistics show over 4.3 million […]

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Benefits of Speaking Openly about Opiate Addiction

Benefits of Speaking Openly about Opiate Addiction

Opiates belong to a class of narcotic pain relievers that can be highly addictive. People who use opiates to relieve pain often find themselves needing increasingly high doses of the drug to achieve the desired results. This may mean the body is becoming dependent on the drug for both relief of pain and for the […]

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What Made My Loved One an Opiate Addict?

What Made My Loved One an Opiate Addict?

The painful experience of having a loved one who is an opiate addict is never easy. There are many family members and friends of addicts who understand your confusion and anger. You are not alone, and you can connect with people who understand your struggles, which will help both parties. In addition, many people find […]

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