Prescription Drugs – who would have known that the random pills and potions in your medicine cabinet would end up competing with marijuana for your kid’s attention and their addiction? Well it just so happens that those unassuming pills and potions once thought harmless are much more deadly than they look and they are fast [...]
Its like a modern day version of the movie HOME ALONE, except the bad guys are drug addicts. Posing as the Ice Cream man, drug dealers were driving through New York City in an ice cream truck. Children could buy drum sticks and later on the addicts bought oxycodone. Momentarily clever, but, like the bad [...]
Many of us could probably write a book about addiction. It’s ruined enough lives and enough have been saved from it, that it makes interesting reading. Since there are so many stories, the ones we need to tell are the ones that will have an impact on the reader such an impact that it is [...]
ARC is happy to see another state come up with a proposal to deal with prescription drug abuse. The legislatures have proposed the creation of a drug monitoring program, which will ultimately help identify those with a problem. While this alone will not solve the problem, anything which puts prescription drug abuse in the light [...]
We live in a society filled with temptation, where drugs and alcohol are illegal for minors but still easy to obtain. They’re so readily available, in fact, that 11 million American youths need treatment for substance abuse, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Yet few teen addicts get the help they need. And [...]
Ohio, like any state, is battling prescription drug abuse. One thing that makes Ohio different than some other states is that they are taking ammunition into the battle. Armed with the availability of drug rehab, through state funding, it is likely that less will have to be spent on prisons down the line, providing the [...]
It’s one thing to be upset that drug addicts are bearing addicted babies. In fact, this is an unconscienable act. However, to send a message that a drug addict will never be able to have children and therefore should become sterile is almost as bad.
Project Prevention has decided that the correct handling for women who [...]
ARC administrators highly commend universities like Purdue and Pitt for offering more late night activities in an attempt to reduce binge drinking. Binge drinking, as well as “hazing” rituals, oftentimes leads to later addiction issues and even death. Studies show that those universities that provide “dry” activities have less alcohol-related violations and crimes.
Counselors at ARC [...]
ARC has successfully treated addiction with residential centers across the globe for decades. Maine has recently become a hotspot for Oxycontin and Roxicet abuse and has an extremely high rate of addiction for its size and population. Several small rural towns have even seen a recent outbreak of heroin in their communities in Maine. Possible [...]
ARC has studied many theories as to how people get addicted, but this one is quite interesting. The article cites many life situations that could lead an individual to seek relief from a drug, only to get trapped later in the throes of addiction. The article is correct in that we won’t fix the problem [...]