Suppose your doctor gives you a prescription for an opioid pain reliever. But, they don’t really explain anything other than you can take a pill every four to six hours, and it will help with your pain. What your doctor doesn’t tell you is just as important. Opioid pain relievers are exceptionally addictive medications. Over the course of a single year, opioid prescription pain medications were responsible for over 17,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the extent of the side effects or the risks associated with taking prescription opioid pain medication until it’s too late.Read More
Teen drinking is a constant battle for parents, schools, and society. The damage alcohol does to their brains, short- and long-term, is devastating, and teens never seem to understand or care about the consequences. During the summer, teens have even more opportunities to harm themselves and potentially others by drinking. Find out more about summertime teenage drinking from Primo Prevention and what you can do to prevent it.Read More
Quitting tobacco is a positive step to a healthier, happier, and more enjoyable life. However, making the commitment to quit using tobacco products for good is easier said than done. Six million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, despite their awareness of the short-term and long-term consequences of tobacco use. As a substance abuse and addiction education company, we want to support as many tobacco users as we can in their commitment to quit tobacco so they are successful.
To help you through your recovery process, we have provided a few helpful tips to help both you or someone else quit smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco products.
Adderall and other stimulants are most often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Many people believe Adderall is a safe and helpful prescription drug that can help with focus and task completion. However, Adderall is just a name brand amphetamine that acts as a stimulant to the brain, which produces a similar effect to meth according to Addiction Center.Read More
Marijuana, even purchased at a reputable dispensary, is still a psychoactive drug that affects the way a person’s brain and nervous system work. It alters the user’s mental and physical state. If it is consumed without discretion, a user could end up harming themselves or even others around them.Read More
Depression affects more than 16.1 million American adults, While many people suffer from depression, only a fraction seek help and receive the proper care. During Mental Health Awareness month, Primo Prevention asks you to reach out to those suffering from depression and help them get the treatment they need to live a healthy life.Read More
“E-cigarettes and vapes are safe,” is the biggest lie tobacco companies tell adults and teenagers today. In fact, the American College of Cardiology recently completed a study that linked electronic smoking devices to heart attacks, artery disease, and depression.Read More
The long-term effects that alcohol consumption can cause on an adolescent brain can be permanent, which is something that most teenagers do not realize.Read More
Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opiates on the market and has led to nearly half of the opioid-related deaths. Teens and adults alike who do not know the fatal consequences of fentanyl abuse are more likely to try the drug out of curiosity, peer pressure, or even through other drug addictions.Read More
From spiked drinks at the dance to crazy afterparties, prom night is one of the most dangerous nights for a teenager. Know the common pressures and risks teenagers face during prom weekend and set them up for success and a safe night out instead.Read More