Increased number of kids entering foster care because of parental substance abuse
Substance abuse is a significant public health concern in the U.S., irrespective of the age or social stature of people. Unfortunately, millions of children in American households live with parents or caregivers who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, or are involved in the cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of illicit substances. Kids growing up in…Read more
Addiction recovery is easier with strong support system
Recovering from a substance abuse is an individual experience, in a lot of ways. Navigating through recovery helps an individual to come face-to-face with their demons and deal with them effectively. However, during this time, the impact of social support cannot be marginalized. The support systems assure a person that they are not alone in…Read more
Top 10 deadliest drugs in U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the number of fatal drug-related overdoses rose from 47,523 in January 2015 to 67,029 in February 2019 which indicated a 41 percent increase. Even the death toll due to drug overdoses has been on a rise reaching unprecedented numbers. Deaths due to drug-induced overdoses…Read more
Hearing loss before the age of 50 might indicate drug and alcohol abuse
People suffering from hearing loss and under the age of 50 are more likely to have abused prescription opioids, alcohol, and other drugs suggested a recent study. The findings warrant extra caution when treating mental health disorders and pain in hard-of-hearing and deaf young adults. The research was undertaken by a team from the University of Michigan and Veteran Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The findings were obtained from…Read more