It's painful to watch a family member or friend struggle with substance abuse. It can be frustrating and scary. But don't lose hope - it can get better. Here are things you can do to make the journey to recovery easier for you and your loved one.
Most people don't realize what is considered "at risk" drinking. In Part 2, find out how to recognize when someone has a problem.
For many, occasional gambling is a fun way to relax and enjoy some mild risk-taking. But for some, the urge to gamble is uncontrollable. If you have this disorder, you can't stop gambling. It is an addiction. Losing makes you want to place riskier and riskier bets. This can destroy your life.
Treatment & Therapies
This is Narcan nasal spray. This medicine treats an overdose from 'opioids', which are a type of pain medicine.
Opioids are addictive drugs. Whether it's medications prescribed by doctors, medications purchased illegally or the 'street drug' heroin they all have a direct impact on a person's brain. People can work with a healthcare team to manage their addiction.
This is buprenorphine. It is an important part of treatment to help people who are addicted to or dependent on opioid drugs.
This is a Buprenorphine extended release patch. It is an opioid pain medicine that treats long term severe pain.