Substance Abuse in Older Adults: How Common Is It?

Older adults have lower prevalence of substance use than younger adults, which may lead clinicians to think that older adults do not use psychoactive substances or develop SUD. Furthermore, recent cohorts of individuals ages 65 and older tend to show a higher...

Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms, Treatment & Timeline

If you’re worried that you might have alcohol use disorder, don’t try to quit cold turkey on your own. Pharmacological vulnerability theory emphasizes individual differences in how they respond to the acute and chronic effects of alcohol. Specific...

WHAT ARE THE 5 MOST COMMON CAUSES OF ALCOHOLISM

Growing up around family members and close relatives that suffer from alcoholism increases the risk of alcohol abuse for generations to come. When you’re surrounded by people who drink excessively, you can look at alcohol use differently and fall victim to bad habits....

Methamphetamine: Facts, effects, and health risks

Following a dip in 2019 to 61 deaths, the numbers rose to 76 again in 2021. One thing Measure 110 got right, at least in principle, is that Oregon’s addiction-treatment system was grossly underfunded, with access to care frequently ranking at the bottom of national...