In July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released some surprising statistics on heroin use in the United States. Use of heroin has increased across most demographic areas including income levels, gender and age groups. According to the statistics the largest increase in use came in groups with historically low rates of using the drug.
Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, impacts as a person’s life, and those around them, in many different ways. Left untreated, drug addiction can have serious long-term consequences that can impact a person’s physical and mental health, relationships and quality of life. But how do you know if the person you love, whether
Scientists have been studying addictive behavior since the 1930s and thanks to that work our views and responses to addiction have drastically changed. In an online publication: Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction, the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains how science has played an important role in understanding addiction and how it