What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? man suffers from withdrawal symptoms in bed

Updated on July 20th, 2020 If you want to get sober, withdrawal symptoms are a normal part of the process. Although they are uncomfortable, they are often short-lived and are very manageable with medical treatment. However, many people experience mild withdrawal symptoms that persist or randomly re-appear in the early months of recovery. These types […]

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction? prescription drugs at a pharmacy

Updated on March 24th, 2021 The rise in prescription drug abuse has created an unexpected trend, a rise in the use of the opioid drug heroin. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1 in 15 people who abuse prescription pain relievers will try heroin within ten years.1

Synthetic Marijuana: An Unnatural High

What is Synthetic Marijuana? Commonly known as Spice or K2, “synthetic marijuana”, is a mixture of shredded plant materials sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids which users claim mimics the effects of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The product is often sold in retail outlets labeled as herbal incense or potpourri and marked as “not intended […]

What Is Caffeine Powder and Is It Dangerous?

Updated on April 29th, 2021 Most people can consume caffeine without developing any substance use issues, but some people may be more likely to develop a caffeine addiction than others. Highly concentrated or pure caffeine powder can contribute to or worsen stimulant addictions and can also be extremely dangerous when added to drinks or foods.

Double Down: Dual Diagnosis of Depression and Addiction

Updated on February 22nd, 2021 It’s not uncommon for mental disorders like depression to accompany addiction. In these instances, people with co-occurring disorders typically receive a dual diagnosis from a doctor, and special treatment is required to help them overcome their addiction and properly manage their depression.

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