Evergreen at NorthPoint Blog 2017-11-13T00:05:58+00:00

Why Does Cocaine Harm Teens More Than Adults?

By | April 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Cocaine addiction is a pervasive problem in the US that affects all populations, including teenagers. Teenagers are known for their impulsive behaviors. When compared with adults, teenagers are more likely to follow their emotions before logic, and they are more likely to ignore the long-term consequences of their actions. The brain is still developing [...]

Can You Overdose on Weed?

By | April 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Weed is one of the most popular drugs in use, and many people never worry about marijuana overdose. It’s used by people from teens to seniors and all ages in between. Since it’s become legal in many states, including the state of Washington, more people are experimenting even though they aren’t sure how much [...]

Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor’s Prescription

By | April 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Dilaudid (or hydromorphone) is a prescription narcotic commonly used to treat pain for recovery from surgeries and rehabilitation. The problem lies after the pain subsides and the dependency remains. It's also one of the most abused prescription drugs today. If you have a prescription make sure you follow the guidelines in this article to [...]

3 Ways You Can Participate in Alcohol Awareness Month

By | April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Look on any awareness months calendar to find out what April brings, and you’ll see it’s Alcohol Awareness Month. This is an important issue because alcoholism is a prevalent problem in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) shared statistics about alcohol consumption and alcoholism which should [...]

Cross-Addiction: Heroin Abuse and Alcoholism

By | March 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Is there a link between heroin abuse and alcoholism? Mounting evidence suggests just that—that these two highly-addictive substances share a connection that can jeopardize successful recovery through a dangerous disorder known as cross-addiction. Heroin—The Most-Addictive Drug on Earth “Heroin poses a serious public health and safety threat to the United [...]

The Link Between Marijuana Addiction and Mental Illness in Washington State

By | March 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Is there a connection between regular marijuana use and mental illness? In Washington State, where recreational use is legal, it is definitely worth finding out. Legal Marijuana in Washington State – The Positives On the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Washington State, supporters enthusiastically showed up in [...]

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Bellevue, Washington: Higher Doses and Fewer Refills?

By | March 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Opioid addiction in Bellevue, King County, and the rest of Washington State presents a major public health concern. But a brand-new study just published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting a starling new option: dispense painkillers in higher doses, but prescribe them for shorter periods of time. Refills Increase [...]

Parenting When You’re an Addict: Getting on the Road to Recovery and How to Talk to Your Kids

By | March 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

“Addiction is the dirty little secret of many families.  Parents and adults walk a delicate line talking to kids about addiction.” ~ Natalie Blais, parenting strategist Parenting isn’t easy under the best of circumstances.  It becomes much harder when you are struggling with an addictive disorder such as alcoholism, the misuse of prescription medications, [...]

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