As the list of controlled substances grows longer and regulations tighten up, more and more people, especially teenagers and young adults, turn to substances that are legal for a mind-altering...


A common misconception among people that use and abuse substances is that they are not harming anyone other than themselves. This is far from the truth. The economic impact of...


Certain medications can help a person with a substance abuse problem get and stay sober. You may be terrified of giving up drugs because you worry that you will not...



In the United States, there are over 12 million alcoholics, at least 2 million cocaine addicts, another 2 million people with gambling addiction, and 8 million people with eating disorders....



When you imagine a person with a substance abuse disorder, you may imagine an older teenager or young adult. However, addiction does not play favorites. It can affect anyone of...




With much speculation surrounding the trait, having an addictive personality has been seen in various ways in the medical profession throughout the years. Some people believe that an addictive personality...