Drug Addiction

Safe Injection Sites – Pros and Cons

Safe injection sites, or Supervised Injection Sites (SiS) are increasingly controversial as they become more prevalent across the United States, but what does science say? If you’re a parent or one of your loved ones is using or addicted, it can be easy to say that no, safe injection sites aren’t good, they encourage [...]

2019-05-03T06:42:58-07:00

What Is Gabapentin?

In 2018, Gabapentin was the 5th most prescribed drug in the nation. Today, it is quickly raising alarms as a substance that has a high risk of addiction and abuse. The drug, which is commonly prescribed under the brand-name Neurontin, is used to treat seizures, neuropathic conditions, and pain. Today, states across [...]

2019-04-30T06:06:23-07:00

What Does Cocaine Do to You?

Cocaine is abused by more than 1.5 million people in the United States, making it one of the most popular street drugs in the country. Despite being illegal since the 1970s, cocaine remains popular for both one-off and long-term use, with many considering cocaine to be relatively harmless and less addictive than [...]

2019-03-26T18:05:56-07:00

9 Reasons to Go to Rehab Now, Not Later

Going to rehab is a huge step and often one that people put off for as long as possible. The simple step of going often means admitting that you have a problem and one you can’t fix yourself, which doesn’t line up with how many people see themselves or want those around them to [...]

2019-03-17T01:22:59-07:00

A Complete History of Mushrooms

Humans have consumed mushrooms for as long as we have written records, and most likely well before. Our cultural associations with fungi date back to tribal times, when mushrooms were often considered special and even sacred. This deep spiritual connection with mushrooms spans the world - from Mesoamerica to the deepest parts of Africa [...]

2019-02-28T06:55:24-07:00

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab

Most people approach addiction and rehab from the perspective of something shameful and possibly incriminating, going out of their way to hide it. Unfortunately, this often means those people don’t get the help they need paying for rehab. At the same time, addiction is recognized as a medical disorder and sometimes even classified as [...]

2019-01-25T17:11:13-07:00

Benefits of Long-Term Drug Rehab

Most people know drug rehab as a short 30-day stay in a treatment center, followed by either no program or light support in the form of a 12-step group or similar self-help group. Long-term rehab subverts this standard model of 30-day treatment to make room for patients who need longer-term care. Rather than creating [...]

2019-01-17T18:21:28-07:00

Can Psychedelics Really Help Fight Addiction?

Psychedelics have been used to treat alcoholism and addiction for nearly as long as records have existed with substances ranging from psilocybin to belladonna all used to prevent excessive drinking or substance abuse. Today, this trend is on the rise again, with individuals advocating the use of primarily plant-based psychoactive such as mescaline, psilocybin, [...]

2018-11-26T07:08:06-07:00