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 […]
As discussed in an earlier post on this blog, prescription opioid abuse predicts future heroin use. New laws for Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, and other Hydrocodone pharmaceuticals instituted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) could increase this problem in the short term.
One of the newest designer drugs to hit the market is known as NBOMe. It is a psychedelic drug which claims to have effects similar to other hallucinogens like LSD. However, NBOMe is being called one of the most dangerous synthetic drugs available and is linked to a number of deaths across the nation.
Updated on March, 9th 2021 As more states test the waters with the legalization of marijuana, a dangerous new trend is rearing its head: dabs.
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
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 […]
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.
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.