11 Negative Side Effects of Using Marijuana

11 Negative Side Effects of Using Marijuana

With many states legalizing marijuana, there is a tendency to underestimate the side effects of marijuana use. In fact, many people generally consider marijuana use to be less risky than the use of alcohol and other drugs. However, this is not necessarily the case....
Opioid Clinical Diversion: When Legal Drugs Go Bad

Opioid Clinical Diversion: When Legal Drugs Go Bad

Legal Addictive Drugs Abuse of prescription opioid medications has reached massive heights in recent years and led to a healthcare crisis in the US. You might imagine that these drugs come from inappropriately shared prescriptions or are counterfeit drugs smuggled...
What Does Successful Addiction Treatment Look Like?

What Does Successful Addiction Treatment Look Like?

Not all addiction treatment options are created equal and research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plays a major role in identifying which treatments are most effective. NIDA is a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and...
What Do Roads and Rehab Have in Common?

What Do Roads and Rehab Have in Common?

Roads vs. Rehab: Are There Similarities? While there has been talk about the need to improve our transportation infrastructure, the public health system that includes addiction recovery also needs resources and attention. In 2016, the US saw 63,000 drug overdoses,...