The Problem of Drugged Driving

The Problem of Drugged Driving

Driving while under the influence of drugs is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible things a person can do — yet, it’s a phenomenon that occurs every day. The problem of drugged driving has been increasing in frequency and severity for many years, and understanding the scope of the issue is critical to personal and public…

Addiction to Barbiturates

Addiction to Barbiturates

What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous symptom depressants used as a treatment for sleep-related disorders, anxiety and seizure disorders. These drugs were commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s but were superseded by benzodiazepines, which is a safer option, due to increased cases of overdose and dependency issues. Barbiturates are harmless when taken in…

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Professionals

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Professionals

While alcoholism and addiction are struggles faced by many, some professions are more affected. A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report shows that blue-collar workers have the highest rates of substance abuse. Some affected industries include construction, mining and manufacturing. Employees in blue-collar professions often struggle with alcohol, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills. These…

Speedball | Gateway Addiction Rehab

Speedball

A “speedball,” not to be confused with the speedball drink, is a combination of drugs that people use to achieve a specific, extremely intense type of high. In general, a speedball combines a stimulant and a depressant drug. The most common speedball composition includes cocaine and heroin, two incredibly powerful drugs on their own. Other…

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients | Gateway

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients

Every year, more than 1,760,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. This devastating disease comes with a host of debilitating symptoms including severe pain, which is often treated using powerfully addictive opioid painkillers. People with cancer are more vulnerable to opioid misuse than the general population, and it can quickly lead to addiction. Prevalence of Opioid Addiction in…