Alcohol Abuse in Higher Income Families

Alcohol Abuse and TV - The TV show Mad Men depicts handsome, well-dressed advertising executives who routinely drink alcohol. Drinking is presented as a vital part of their lives as these people drink at business events, at work, at home, and pretty much everywhere else. As stereotypical as the portrayals [...]

Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin

Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Prescription drug abuse and over prescribing of opiate painkillers has become a serious problem across the country.  This crisis has prompted governors of some states to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to better address the issue. In many states, some measures [...]

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment and Choosing to Get Clean Living a lifestyle of substance abuse can create a personal feeling of being powerless. When someone believes they are controlled by drugs or alcohol, they may think that resisting substance abuse feels like it is impossible. However, Carl Hart, the often outspoken [...]

Learn to Spot Crystal Meth Addiction

Learn to Spot Crystal Meth Addiction Crystal meth or speed is a very addictive stimulant that is part of the methamphetamine family. The drug is often made in hidden, illegal laboratories and may be created from a variety of toxic over-the-counter chemicals. Crystal meth produces a severe psychological and [...]

Addiction Can Impact Anyone

Addiction can have an impact on anyone, and is unrelated to socioeconomic standing. However, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between drug and alcohol abuse in relative to lower, middle, and upper class. The number of people that have used illegal drugs, regardless of class, are [...]

Medications Used to Treat Addiction

Medications Used to Treat Addiction - Trading One Drug for Another? “Why would I want to start taking more drugs to treat my drug addiction?” This question is often asked by clients exploring treatment options for opioid dependence, their family members, and the general public. It’s a very valid [...]

The Link Between Fake ID and Alcohol Abuse

The Link Between Fake IDs and Alcohol Abuse Later in Life In the 2007 movie Superbad, a trio of high school boys tries to buy alcohol. To accomplish this, one of the three obtains a fake drivers license. When scrutinized, his two friends realize the license lists his name [...]

What is Self-Medicating

What is Self-Medicating? Self-medicating is a term used when a person is using drugs or alcohol to cope with illness and stress without the supervision of a health professional. For example, let’s say you have a cold. You go to the drug store and purchase cold medicine to help [...]

Drug Abuse and Baby Boomers

Never Too Old: Drug Abuse and Baby Boomers When picturing the typical person and drug abuse, it is doubtful that most people envision baby boomers. In the mind of many Americans, drug abuse and alcohol abuse seems like a problem for younger people. However, the opposite is true. In [...]

Is My Drinking Becoming a Problem

Is My Drinking Alcohol Becoming a Problem? If you find yourself asking, “Is my drinking alcohol becoming a problem?” to yourself or to a loved one, there are some factors you may want to consider when trying to answer the question. Problematic drinking is not defined by the quantity [...]

Boredom and Cravings in Recovery

How to Cope with Boredom and Cravings in Recovery Achieving sobriety from alcohol or drug abuse is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, strength and perseverance to overcome the triggers, cravings, and even relapses that come with the journey to sobriety.  Each person has their [...]

A Letter to Parents

Dear Parents, You may be wondering what you should do if you suspect that your son or daughter is abusing prescription or illicit drugs or alcohol. Milestone Detox would like you to know that we are here to help and support you and your family. Our substance abuse counselors and [...]

How to Know If Your Son or Daughter is Using Heroin

How to Know If Your Son or Daughter is Using Heroin According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the greatest increase in heroin use is among individuals 18-25 years old. The most common trend leading to heroin use is prescription opiate abuse and addiction. Heroin is relatively cheap [...]

Prescription Medication Abuse

Prescription Medication Abuse – 3 Subtle Ways Use Can Become Misuse and Abuse The growing epidemic of prescription medication abuse has been a hot topic for several years. Experts and non-experts alike have focused many news stories, online articles, magazine and journal articles on the dangers and prevalence medication [...]