why is heroin so addictive

Why is Heroin So Addictive? The resurgence of heroin over the past decade has taken the nation completely off guard.  Once considered a passé drug of the 1970s, out of nowhere heroin returned to the drug scene, plowing through all social strata—from impoverished rural communities to affluence suburban enclaves.  No state or county in the […]

drinking in college

At the back of every parent’s mind as they send their college freshman off to school is the fear about campus binge drinking. Parents have read the many tragic stories of once-promising futures snuffed out due to alcohol poisoning. They know about hazing rituals and party games, where excessive alcohol consumption can overwhelm a young […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Aetna, Inc. is a large U.S.-based insurance provider that was founded in 1853 and began to insure for healthcare in 1930. Aetna provides a wide range of policies, from pricey open-access healthcare plans with few restrictions to lower cost, high-deductible plans. For individuals with the lower cost plans, finding rehabs that take Aetna insurance can […]