Tag Archives: Health Risks

Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs

Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs
Now that the opioid epidemic has become front-page news, many people are questioning the safety of taking prescription painkillers, which can be highly addictive. However, in some cases, such as after surgery, pain relief is a very real need that must be addressed – and prescription opioids may be the best way to alleviate that ...
All the Wrong Reasons People Try to Detox at Home

All the Wrong Reasons People Try to Detox at Home
Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the body and mind. After acknowledging the problem exists, the first step toward sobriety is detoxification, the process of removing the drugs and alcohol from a person’s system after their final dose or last drink. During this time, the symptoms of withdrawal are at their peak, as is the chance of ...
How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills

How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills
All parents inevitably have to have a talk with their children concerning drugs. As children grow older, they are more likely to encounter different types of drugs through friends and schoolmates, and it’s important that they understand the risks of experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The dangers of most illicit drugs are well-known, but many ...
Start the Talk With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Start the Talk With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol, and chances are your kids are already wondering about them. Our children are bombarded daily with images and ideas about drugs and alcohol. Whether through the grocery store, television commercials, friends, school, or even family members who take prescribed medications, our children are ...
How Binge Drinking Affects Your Body and How to Stop

How Binge Drinking Affects Your Body and How to Stop
The Effects of Binge Drinking on the Body Many people, especially college students, engage in binge drinking either to combat stress or simply to party. But heavy alcohol consumption, even from one night of binge drinking, can lead to serious health consequences. Read the infographic below to see how alcohol affects your body. Then keep reading to ...
Diseases and Ailments Linked to Intravenous Drug Use

Diseases and Ailments Linked to Intravenous Drug Use
Education is a key factor in reducing the growing number of overdoses and drug-related deaths. Sharing information with the community is paramount because substance abuse takes many forms and people can consume drugs in several different ways. For example, illicit drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin can be smoked, snorted or ingested. In cases where ...