NorthPoint Washington Blog 2017-07-10T19:53:39+00:00

The Dangers of Snorting Various Drugs: Your Nose Deserves Better

By | September 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Snorting various drugs has become a common way of using them. The medical term for this is insufflation. People do it because it allows the drugs to enter into their systems faster than other methods. It’s possible that you have also been participating in snorting certain drugs. You may be doing so without realizing [...]

Subutex vs. Suboxone

By | September 16th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Subutex vs. Suboxone is often a choice that addiction treatment professionals are forced to make. Both of these drugs are used to treat opioid addiction. They both contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine. This is an opioid drug that functions as a partial mu-opioid receptor antagonist. That means it keeps opioid drugs from working in [...]

5 Harsh Consequences of Drug Addiction

By | September 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

There are so many harsh consequences of drug addiction. Sadly, these are things that most people don’t think about when they’re using. They only tend to think about how good they feel, and when they’ll be able to get high again. It’s possible that this describes you. You may know that your drug addiction [...]

Once an Addict, Always an Addict?

By | September 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

You have probably heard the expression, once an addict, always an addict. Like many people, you may have cringed when you heard this saying. Even so, you have to wonder how true it is. Should people really be labeled addicts for the rest of their lives? If someone has been off drugs or alcohol [...]

The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

By | September 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The dangers of snorting Adderall are plentiful, and yet, people still do it. Snorting Adderall is a way to get the drug into the system faster than taking the pills. However, it can and does have devastating consequences on the body. Many people use Adderall without a doctor's prescription. However, there are those who [...]

How Drunk Driving Accidents Effect Those Involved: Physically, Psychologically and Emotionally

By | September 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Most people probably think that only those who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%, which is the legal BAC content limit set by all 50 states for driving under the influence (DUI), are likely to be intoxicated enough to cause a drunk driving accident. The truth is, any amount of alcohol in a [...]

Self-Medicating and the Dangers of this Addictive Behavior

By | August 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Self-medicating is a behavior that has been practiced for decades. It’s actually gotten much worse with the invention of the Internet, which makes self-medicating very simple. For many people, self-medicating is as simple as doing a quick Internet search for a specific ailment. Once they have diagnosed themselves, they’ll turn to an over-the-counter remedy to [...]

Are Ativan and Other Anti-Anxiety Medications Killing Celebrities?

By | August 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Ativan is an anti-anxiety medication that has had a hand in many celebrity deaths. It’s difficult to say how many others may have been affected because of this dangerous drug. When mixed with alcohol, or other drugs, Ativan can be deadly. This has been proven time and time again. If you’re using Ativan, knowing the [...]

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