Search

Find an addiction treatment program for a family member
1-800-709-6738

Find an addiction treatment program for a family member
1-800-709-6738

24-7 Support
Please type your first name.
Please enter only numeric characters (1.2.3 etc) If you already submitted a form, please, call one of our counselors now, 1-800-304-2219.
Invalid Input

PSOAA titre

Please type your first name.
Please enter only numeric characters (1.2.3 etc) If you already submitted a form, please, call one of our counselors now, 1-800-304-2219.
Invalid Input

Struggling with an Addiction in the Family

Do you have a son or daughter who is struggling with addiction? Here’s how to get them help.

Featured Articles

  • How to Prevent a Sedative Overdose

    How to Prevent a Sedative Overdose

    The first thing you need to know about preventing a sedative overdose is that you need to be able to recognize the symptoms of an overdose.  If you know how to tell the signs, you will be instantly several times more competent and capable for helping a person who might be consuming the above substances:

  • Sedative Overdose

    Sedative Overdose

    The horrible manifestation of a sedative overdose is becoming more and more common every year, so therefore preventing a sedative overdose or making sure a loved one does not end up overdosing on sedatives is a first priority.  First, before we talk about how to prevent a sedative overdose, lets get a list written up of the kinds of sedatives that people do typically speaking overdose on, so the reader can have an idea of what to look for.  This list is for the three most common kinds of sedatives, i.e. barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and general anesthetics:

  • Is Your Loved One at Risk for a Sedative Overdose

    Is Your Loved One at Risk for a Sedative Overdose

    Sadly, never before has the issue of addiction been as serious or as severe as it is now, and never before has there been as much cause for concern regarding it as there is now.  In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially labeled drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in the United States of America as being a full on epidemic. In the various “strata” if you will of problem classification, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction had never earned the title of epidemic before in our country until 2015.

  • Rehabilitation for an Addiction to Hallucinogens

    Rehabilitation for an Addiction to Hallucinogens

    When people use and abuse hallucinogens, they set themselves up for failure instantly because they invite some very harsh and difficult struggles upon themselves.  Realistically, this creates a very difficult and unpleasant situation for them, and they will need help in the form of a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center and recovery program for their addictions.

  • Symptoms of Hallucinogen Overdose

    Symptoms of Hallucinogen Overdose

    Now that the reader has an idea of just how bad drug and alcohol addiction has gotten in this country, this article will focus on hallucinogens.  Overdose on hallucinogens goes hand in hand of course with hallucinogen overdose prevention and the efforts that people take to help people beat drug and alcohol addiction once and for all and for good.  The symptoms of hallucinogen overdose are pretty straight forward, but a person does need to know them to be able to recognize them effectively and easily.

  • Hallucinogen Overdose Prevention: How to Protect a Loved One

    Hallucinogen Overdose Prevention: How to Protect a Loved One

    At Parents Speak Out Against Addiction, our goal for some time now has been to provide the best possible information and data to the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts.  We understand and we know just how bad drug and alcohol addiction can be for the family members and loved ones of addicts, and just how difficult life can be when people struggle with substance abuse habits and issues. 

    A lot of people do not know this but the effect that substance abuse has on the family members and loved ones of those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol is significant to say the least.  This is to say that substance abuse is often just as much of a problem for the family members and loved ones of addicts as it is for the addicts themselves. 

  • Fentanyl Overdoses

    Fentanyl overdoses are very common, more common per capita for those who take this drug than other drugs because fentanyl is simply so much stronger as drugs go, and is more potent and more likely to cause a death.  Fentanyl overdose symptoms are very much like overdose symptoms, only more pronounced.  For example, signs that one could be nearing a Fentanyl overdose death are signs like:

  • Fentanyl Overdoses: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

    Fentanyl Overdoses: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

    With all of the different types of substances that are abused in this day and age, the medical drugs are often the worst, based off of the negative and harsh effects that they cause on people in spite of the fact that they are made with the intention of helping people to triumph over even the most harsh and difficult of health problems.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a truly vicious and upsetting thing, and it is even more harsh and problematic when it is done with prescription drugs, particularly with very powerful prescription drugs like Fentanyl. 

PSOAA titre
24-7 Support

Please type your first name.
Please enter only numeric characters (1.2.3 etc) If you already submitted a form, please, call one of our counselors now, 1-800-304-2219.
Invalid Input

Fentanyl Overdoses: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

Fentanyl Overdoses: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

With all of the different types of substances that are abused in this day and age, the medical drugs are often the worst, based off of the negative and harsh effects that they cause on people in spite of the fact that they are made with the intention of helping people to triumph over even the most harsh and difficult of health problems.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a truly vicious and upsetting thing, and it is even more harsh and problematic when it is done with prescription drugs, particularly with very powerful prescription drugs like Fentanyl. 

In fact, this country’s problems with prescription drugs have all but taken over to the point of causing serious and very difficult problems for this country.  Currently, prescription drugs cause more addiction difficulties than all drug substances combined.  In fact, more people die from drug abuse with pill drugs like Fentanyl than those who die from all other drug substances combined.

Addiction in the United States

Drug and alcohol addiction has risen to create constant and sweeping problems all across the country, creating worry and concern like never before.  The problem has gotten so bad now that drug and alcohol addiction has been labeled a full on epidemic by multiple organizations, and many of these organizations, and many of these organizations have also studied and researched the problem intensively.  For some of their findings to give the reader more context as to just how bad this problem is, consider the following: 

  • One of the biggest problems with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in the 21st century has been with heroin addiction and heroin abuse. Heroin, a drug that was all but completely removed from the American populace by the turn of the century due in part to massive efforts from the DEA and other government entities, has now made a huge resurgence in the country in the 21st century.  Between 2000 and 2013 the drug poisoning deaths for heroin increased all across the nation by more than four-hundred percent, and the numbers of people addicted to this drug during that same time more than tripled.  Truly, this has been a very dangerous and concerning problem for all who are involved with it as this nation's heroin death toll numbering in the tens of thousands since recording began in 2000.  Heroin, like many other substances, now has created an epidemic of its own in this country after years in relative remission.
  • Young adult substance abuse is now more concerning than perhaps it ever was before in this history of the country, with there being a full, major increase in the overall levels of substance abuse that such young individuals are exposed to annually. For example, it was found that in the year of 2008 alone, over nine percent of young adults between the ages of just twelve to seventeen yeas old were active, current, and regular users.  While it is true that the national average for people over the age of twelve being substance abusers in at thirteen percent now, a nine percent average for twelve to seventeen year olds is absolutely preposterous and were never that high before.  Now, young adults are abusing substances at rates never before seen, effectively causing serious damage in their lives and often risking their lives too.  Truly, this is a big problem and bodes very poorly for the future adult generation of this country unless major action is taken soon to address it.
  • Crystal meth, for one drug to be examined, is one of the most popular drugs that are used very frequently in this day and age. The sad truth here is that drug and alcohol abuse with this substance has been getting more and more common as the yeas go by.  For example, in 2007, four and a half percent of all American high school seniors and about four percent of all tenth graders reported that they had used meth at least once in their lives.  This is compared to the 1990s when meth was hardly even heard of in this country.  What this comes down to is that meth in general is an epidemic in this country and is only getting worse, and the demographic most affected by it has been with young adults.  If major action is not taken soon to address these issues, then they will certainly only get much worse before they get any better too. 
  • Though a lot of people do not know it, cocaine has been a seriously growing problem in this country after several years of remission. As the nation approached the turn of the century, cocaine statistics were down.  Now however, they are back up again, and professionals blame a constantly increasing heroin trafficking problem for this partially, because the general consensus has been that an increase in heroin trafficking has also led to an increase in cocaine trafficking.  Just to put this into perspective, studies show that, globally, over 756 metric tons of cocaine are seized at borders every single year.  Sadly, a huge percentage of those 756 tons are seized at U.S. borders.  In the United States, studies now show that close to one third of the entire population over the age of fourteen has tried cocaine at least once, and many of them admit that they either are or were addicted to it.
Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

PSOAA titre

Promote Us:

Social

Tell Us Your Story:

Promote Us:

Social

Tell Us Your Story: