30 days sober benefits

When someone decides to get sober they may not actually believe they will ever see 30 days sober. For an alcoholic, even one day sober is a huge mountain to climb, much less thirty days. In fact, at the outset of entering treatment, many individuals with an alcohol use disorder aren’t all that convinced they […]

Adderrall and Ritalin Abuse

Even with all the information readily available regarding the dangers of Adderall and Ritalin abuse, young adults continue to lean on these drugs. Nicknamed the “Study drugs,” these stimulants are commonly misused to help students manage ever increasing academic workloads. The stimulant action in the drugs initially gives the individual a boost of energy, heightened […]

Are There Different Levels of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the most prevalent substance use disorder in the U.S. with approximately 15 million adults affected, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism constitute serious lifestyle and health issues, impacting all aspects of life. Alcoholism is considered a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that may result […]

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, […]

cheese is like heroin

At first glance someone reading that title might conjure up images of Gouda or Brie and imagine that, yes, yummy cheese might be just as addicting as an illicit drug such as heroin. Only in this case, cheese is heroin. Yep, a strange concoction made of black tar heroin and regular drugstore medications like Tylenol […]

dope sick symptoms

The term “dope sick” refers to the condition of experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to opiate addiction. The person may initially discover they are addicted to prescription painkillers when they stop taking the pills and begin to feel intense flu-like symptoms. More commonly, those addicted to heroin will refer to this condition as being dope sick, […]

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 […]

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Hydrocodone

Wondering how long does it take to get addicted to hydrocodone, which includes the drugs Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, and Lorcet?  It is shocking how quickly someone can get hooked on these drugs, happening sometime as fast as a couple weeks. The path to hydrocodone addiction is very common. The doctor prescribes Vicodin or some hydrocodone […]

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 […]

Fentanyl Patch Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful synthetic opioids available, and has been associated with tens of thousands of overdose deaths in recent years. Many of these deaths occur because an addict may purchase illicit drugs on the street or the Internet, unaware that what they are ingesting or injecting contains the potentially lethal drug, […]