dxm street names

You may have heard some of the DXM street names tossed around. These pop up often in hip hop and rap lyrics, and are terms used among teens who might be abusing the over-the-counter drug, dextromethorphan, recreationally. The DXM street names include skittles, Robo, cousin, Purple Drank, sizzurp, red devil, triple C, Poor Man’s PCP, […]

10 signs of meth use

Meth addiction is a ferocious thing. As so authentically described in David Sheff’s book, and now movie, Beautiful Boy, being addicted to methamphetamine has the capability of exacting significant destruction to a person’s life. Of course, when someone first experiments with meth they have no intention of becoming an addict. But the reality is that […]

acupuncture-for-alcoholism-and-depression

Holistic is hip. Americans are warming up to accepting Eastern alternative healing protocols across the healthcare spectrum, which now includes addiction treatment as well. Rehab programs are embracing the holistic treatments to compliment their traditional therapies, and the effects have been positive. Drug addiction disrupts the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and by adding […]

heroin addiction staph infections

We humans are covered in microscopic bacteria. This is a normal feature of our being, with both good and bad bacteria present at all times and covering our skin. Surprisingly, only about 1% of all bacteria will make humans sick. Staph Aureus is one of them. For individuals who are active heroin addicts and choosing […]

Support for Families of Alcoholics

Like the tentacles of an octopus, alcoholism reaches out to all members of the family and wraps them up right along with the alcoholic. As it is often stated, alcoholism is a family disease, impacting everyone within the alcoholic’s orbit. As a result of the turmoil, stress, and despair inflicted by the disease, the family […]

Suboxone Treatment Centers

Careful planning is behind every successful outcome in life; no matter what goals you set for yourself or your future.  Without doing some pre-planning, most efforts will be wasted, with much flailing about trying to reach a goal haphazardly.  The need for planning holds true for approaching addiction recovery, one of the most important goals […]

How to Stop Smoking Weed

Anyone who has smoked weed knows that it can be a very enjoyable habit, certainly for a while anyway. Usually when a person starts to smoke, they don’t like it very much but tend to progress anyway, maybe because they are moving within a social circle where it is commonplace. The habit is then formed, […]

Addiction Recovery Center

The word “alone” and “recovery” simply do not go together.  Facing the prospect of breaking free of a drug or alcohol addiction, no matter how determined or sincere your desire, is just not possible to accomplish without support and guidance.  Most people are not aware of the profound brain chemical changes that have taken place […]

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Treatment

For most people entering rehab, the usual detoxification period—during which the body and brain expel the substance of abuse—lasts about one week, give or take.  Even though detox and withdrawal is a dreaded but necessary step in recovery, most individuals are able to wrap their brains around accepting one week of misery.  In reality, many […]