Poverty’s Influence on Drug Use

Drug use statistics often show that those who belong to marginalized socioeconomic groups are the ones who are most affected by drug use. While there is no denying the fact that people who are poor are more likely to experiment and be addicted to drugs, it is also true that drug addiction can lead to […]

Poverty's Influence on Drug Use

What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your Recovery

Early in the addiction recovery process, people often count up the assets they can rely on as they remake their lives and also the problems they will have to confront. While many Chicago residents can count on strong support from family, others are not so lucky. For a variety of reasons, some or all of […]

What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your Recovery

The Downside of Treating Addiction as a Crime

There are innumerable reasons for Chicago drug addicts to seek professional help, including the disease’s damage to an addict’s health, relationships and working, living and financial situations. But, one of the most pressing reasons for an addict to recover is the possibility of legal ramifications. Piecing your life back together after addiction is rewarding, but […]

The Downside of Treating Addiction as a Crime

Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Friends

You should never accept prescription drugs from anyone other than a doctor who has written you a prescription for a particular purpose. Your friends do not have the knowledge necessary to recommend or suggest a prescription drug. No matter how well-meaning your friends’ intentions may be and no matter how innocuous the substance may seem, […]

Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Friends