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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.

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  • 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. 

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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.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, as recently as 2016, it was believed that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction was on a big stage that was set for being that of a national emergency if we did not take serious effort to do something about it. Projections are now being made by organizations like the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that indicate that if drug and alcohol abuse and addiction gets any worse in this country then by the year 2040 is it is not at all unlikely that there will be 40 million people in this country who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.

For those who are reading this who are already addicted to drugs and alcohol or who are trying to learn more because they know someone who is, this information is probably preaching to the choir. For those involved in substance abuse, it is no mystery or new information or sudden, eye-opening realization that substance abuse is a very dangerous, unpleasant, and serious occurrence for those who are involved with it. Instead, most people want to learn about how to address addiction in addition to learning more about the problem in general.

This is to be understood and is a worthy goal for all to understand it. People expand their knowledge of the problem to become more capable and competent in addressing it, but ultimately they just want to know how to get off of drugs and alcohol. A lot of times, they have the idea that they can do this on their own and want to learn more about that, as much of a failed effort as this is.

More people die from substance abuse than ever did die before, more people are addicted than ever before, more crime is being committed because of substance abuse than ever before, and more families are hurt because of substance abuse than ever before. All in all this is a very concerning problem.  We are in crisis for all who get involved with it. Now more than ever we need to take a more firm and direct stance on addressing addiction as it stands in the country today.

It is a pretty well known fact at this point that drug and alcohol addiction is a huge and very critical crisis for all who are affected by it. This is to say that substance abuse, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction is known for being problematic and it is equally known that the best way to address substance abuse is with the help of a treatment center.

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