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How Do I Find Addiction Treatment that Works?

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. Modern addiction treatment facilities offer high-quality care based on scientific research and therapy, designed to truly help individuals suffering from substance use disorder. Unfortunately, addiction treatment is relatively poorly regulated in comparison to many other medical services. Addiction treatment [...]

2018-11-13T12:25:51+00:00 0 Comments

What to Do When Your Child is Using Drugs

Whether you’ve caught your child with drugs or suspect they may be using, taking the right course of action and quickly, is crucial to preventing the situation from becoming worse. As a parent, your first instinct is likely to over react without stepping back to evaluate the situation or giving your child space to [...]

2018-08-24T07:47:50+00:00 0 Comments

What is a Sober Companion

Going into recovery on your own can be a difficult and often intimidating process. Leaving a residential addiction treatment program and going back into the world on your own is often more so, simply because many people often go from a safe and very well supported environment back into the same situation where they [...]

2018-08-25T09:26:25+00:00 0 Comments

Long Term Effects of LSD

LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide is a psychedelic drug popular for its mind-altering properties, causing increased sensations, hallucinations and delusions, and wakefulness. A 'trip' lasts 4-14 hours, and typically includes visual hallucinations and an altered sensory experience, where users experience euphoria, radiant colors, a feeling of slowed time, and geometric or colored patterns. Today, [...]

2018-08-25T00:41:49+00:00 0 Comments

Am I Codependent With My Addict?

I was always tired, and I didn't know why. Everyone else my age seemed perfectly capable of working full-time while taking care of their home and their families. I, on the other hand, always felt overwhelmed. Every day was a struggle, like running uphill against the wind. At 39, I was way too young [...]

2018-08-29T10:13:04+00:00 0 Comments

Should Children be Taught to Administer Naloxone?

Naloxone, frequently sold as Narcan, is an opioid drug used to block and reverse the effects of opioid abuse. The drug, which is available as a nasal spray and injection, is most frequently used to reverse overdoses in opioid drug abusers – preventing the overdose from becoming fatal. It is also readily available in [...]

2018-08-29T10:50:32+00:00 0 Comments

What is Phenibut?

Phenibut is a popular supplement, used by many to boost energy, reduce stress, and even improve cognitive function. First made available in Russia in the 1960s, the drug is now available online throughout the USA, and typically sold as an energy booster alongside vitamins and protein. But, while unregulated by the FDA, millions of [...]

2018-08-25T00:10:00+00:00 0 Comments

How to Say No to an Addict You Love

Over 23.5 million people in the United States suffer from some form of substance use disorder. This means that most of us know someone who is struggling with an addiction, and one in five of us will have a close family member or relation who is addicted. If your loved one is addicted to [...]

2018-08-30T08:49:44+00:00 1 Comment