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Fentanyl: Hidden Danger in Opiates

Fentanyl: Hidden Danger in Opiates

Doctors prescribe opioids and opiates to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. But, opiates aren’t just prescribed by doctors. Many people who are addicted to these substances are buying illegal opiates on the street, and these drugs are increasingly dangerous. Due to the smaller production costs of fentanyl, many illegal drug makers are adding fentanyl into…

Can My Job Make Me an Alcoholic?

Can My Job Make Me an Alcoholic?

Different jobs are often associated with different challenges. There are some jobs, for example, that can lead to higher rates of alcoholism among employees. While these jobs aren’t guaranteed to turn an employee into an alcoholic, the pressures, culture, and other factors can all lead to high susceptibility to alcoholism. This is because one’s occupation says a lot about psychological…

How to Stay Sober on 4/20

How to Stay Sober on 4/20

There are many factors associated with the perpetuation of substance abuse, including shame, low self-esteem, and impulses [1]. Peer pressure can also have a lot to do with substance abuse, and days that culminate around substance abuse can be particularly triggering. 4/20 is a day that many people associate with marijuana use and staying sober against the triggers of April…

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