Parent Resources

What is PCP?

Phencyclidine or PCP is a popular recreational drug, known for its dissociative, hallucinogenic, and euphoric effects. The drug is a schedule II drug in the United States but is still popular as a street drug. In fact, some estimates suggest that as many as 2.9% of adults over age 25 have had the drug [...]

2019-11-04T06:23:52-08:00

What Are Process Addictions?

Process addictions, also known as behavioral addictions, are one of the most-common forms of addiction, affecting millions of people worldwide. While behavioral addictions have often been seen as less-than or a lower class of addiction than substance addictions, evidence increasingly points to the fact that these addictions are heavily linked and often harmful on [...]

2019-10-31T15:20:25-08:00

The Best Addiction Recovery Podcasts

Recovering from addiction of any kind is a process that we live each day on an ongoing basis, seeking consistent improvement daily. Recovery is a way of life, not something you do once and forget about. Immersing yourself in your recovery, surrounding yourself with information and help and positive stories, and constantly learning to [...]

2019-10-14T07:03:22-08:00

Losing a Loved One to Addiction – How to Cope

No matter what your relationship, losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic event. Losing your loved one to a disorder such as addiction may make that process worse and may add to your own trauma. People who survive their addicted loved ones may feel pressured by grief, stigma, and blame and may [...]

2019-10-08T10:02:38-08:00

What Do I Do If My Child is Dealing Drugs?

If you suspect your child of dealing drugs, you may have to take immediate action to protect them. Drug dealing is illegal in the United States, most individuals who sell drugs also use them, and your loved one is likely putting their health, future, and life opportunities at risk. While you can’t make choices [...]

2019-08-30T12:26:47-08:00

The Difference Between Crack and Cocaine

Cocaine and crack or crack cocaine are two of the most popular street drugs in the world. While cocaine was infamously once used in toothache medication, cough medicine, and even soft drinks, today, it’s an illegal Schedule II Controlled Substance drug. Despite that, an estimated 2.1% of the United States population uses the [...]

2019-11-04T11:48:24-08:00

What is Ketamine? – Use, Abuse, and Dangers

Ketamine is an anesthesia drug, typically used in medical settings to safely induce trance-like states, reduce pain, and sedate the body. As a prescription drug, it’s recommended by the World Health Organization as one of the most essential and useful medications. Millions of people receive beneficial doses of ketamine as anesthesia, to [...]

2019-11-04T11:49:56-08:00

Meth vs Adderall – Are They the Same?

Amphetamines are a frequently abused class of drugs, listed by the World Health Organization as the second most frequently abused drug. But, while amphetamines are frequently abused for illicit and recreational purposes, there are many different types of amphetamines on the market. Two of the most common include methamphetamine, an illegal street [...]

2019-07-15T06:54:00-08:00

The Link Between Vaping and Drug Addiction

Photo by Lee Phillips from Pexels Vaping, the colloquial term for using a Vaporizer, is an immensely popular habit. Despite only being available on the market for a little over a decade, vaporizers are used by more than 35 million adults, making up nearly 1/3rd of the total smoking population. Vaporizers are [...]

2019-11-04T11:53:15-08:00