When people leave a drug rehab center, they’re prepared to face dozens of well-known relapse triggers — old drug-abusing friends, stress, anger, boredom, and poor nutrition and sleep, to name a few. What they may not be on the lookout for is their relationship with their family. Yet many addiction specialists agree that family dynamics can reinforce substance abuse and increase the risk of drug relapse. Here are a few reasons why.
Many people addicted to heroin will die, and large numbers of addicted users will still consume the drug more than a decade after they first enter treatment, according to newly reported findings from a team of Australian and British researchers.
When a loved one has a problem with prescription drug abuse, it may be obvious or it may be difficult to recognize. You may have a feeling that something isn’t right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. All you know is that your loved one doesn’t appear to be himself or herself.
Some people see drug testing of high school students as an invasion of privacy, while others see it as a smart prevention technique. When considering the question of should high school athletes be drug tested, the law is on the side of proponents. For those who believe that any strategy that helps prevent the devastation or drug abuse and addiction in young people should be used, drug testing in schools is a no-brainer.