Drug Abuse Rates in the United States

Recent government statistics estimate that around 24.6 million people in the United States use illicit drugs every 30 days. That’s nearly 10 percent of people over the age of 12. According to findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, overall drug abuse rates have remained steady since 2002, but nonmedical use of […]

What Does Methamphetamine Use Look Like?

During World War II, methamphetamine, or meth for short, was commonly used among soldiers to help keep them focused on the battlefield. In fact, meth was medically approved in the US, and often prescribed to treat depression until abuse rates began to rise and the drug was made illegal for most uses in 1971. Despite […]

Most Common Street Drugs and Their Effects

Heroin Heroin is a common street drug made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium found in opium poppies. Heroin is known for its properties as a powerful sedative and painkiller, which together combine to create an intense feeling of intoxication and euphoria. Users generally inject heroin directly into the bloodstream, although it is […]

What is Methamphetamine?

Crystal meth is the common name for the illegal psychoactive drug methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive chemical that affects the central nervous system. Appearing in the form of white crystals or crystalline powder, meth is a potent, and highly addictive stimulant, and is also referred to as, “crystal”, “tina”, “ice”, or “glass”. A popular […]