Eminem Comes Clean in His New Documentary About Drugs and Addiction

By Cheryl Scott 

"When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of, 'Ahh.' Like everything was not only mellow, but I didn't feel any pain," says Eminem in his new documentary, How To Make Money Selling Drugs.  "I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more.”

How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

Drug abuse can end up as an ongoing cycle if it is not stopped as soon as possible. There are a lot of people who have seen both friends and family members fall into the cycle of abuse. In some cases, an intervention may have been done and the individual in question may have taken the chance to go to rehabilitation. Being clean can be easy for some people, but relapses can end up being quite common.

Can Pets Help With Overcoming Addiction?

Pets can have a powerful influence on us, as they can provide unconditional love and can help with a variety of emotional, psychological and medical problems. Many addiction treatment centers are starting to encourage people to get a pet while they work to overcome their addiction. For many people, having a pet helps them get through the most difficult parts of recovery.

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The Lost War on Drugs

The so-called War on Drugs is a concept that was invented by President Nixon in 1971 and put into action. Nixon’s aim was to eradicate drug use from not only the United States, but the rest of the world. Unfortunately, over thirty years later, the war on drugs has done nothing to help it. President Nixon’s vision has ultimately failed.

September is National Recovery Month

It is September, which means it is National Recovery Month! This is a month to observe and recognize people who have undergone treatment for substance abuse and addiction problems as well as mental health disorders. It helps show people still dealing with addiction that they can get help and lead a healthy, happy life. It sends out a positive message to all people who are facing addiction and doubting recovery and shows how well recovery works and that treatment is actually effective.

Who is George Jung?

Drug lords and drug cartels are stories we hear about often in the media today. These organizations are producing and shipping large amounts of illegal drugs everyday throughout the world. Drug cartels today have become an international issue, with those behind the cartels being sought after by numerous police forces.

Surprising Facts and Statistics About Americans’ Drug Abuse in 2013

Drug abuse is an issue that affects every country in the world. A wide variety of recreational drugs exist nowadays, but many of them are viewed as illegal in most countries. The United States in particular has a lengthy list of drugs that are illegal. These are often divided into different classes to determine their level of illegality.

The Costs of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

There are many consequences that can and will arise due to drug or alcohol addiction. Most people think of the common types that can include: ill health, missing work and possibly getting fired. Drug addiction can include anything from being a regular smoker of cigarettes to being a heroin addict. This article will therefore focus on the financial costs of drug and alcohol abuse.

Heroin Addiction - Is the Vivitrol Shot the Answer?

​Nearly 1.8 million Americans are addicted to painkillers, 800,000 to heroin and 18.2 million are problem drinkers, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Ultimately, addiction is a costly problem in the United States and an effective injectable medication may help save many lives.

Suboxone and Methadone – The Opioid Treatment Debate

Chemical addiction can be difficult in many ways, especially when it comes to opiates. Opiates, due to their addictive nature, are going to be a lot more difficult to get over. As a result, many patients are required to undergo a special detox treatment that will often involve a different set of drugs. These drugs are generally known as synthetic opiods. Two of the most common synthetic opiods include suboxone and methadone.