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26 09, 2018

The Dark Night Of The Soul: A Survival Guide

2018-11-26T16:11:32+00:00September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost Are You Going Through The Dark Night Of The Soul? If you have found your way to this article, it is probably because you think you might be going through what is often referred [...]

26 08, 2018

25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names

2018-12-07T15:57:38+00:00August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Kids these days. That’s what plenty of people think when the subject of drugs comes up. However, kids these days really aren’t that different from kids in the past. 25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names One that has changed is the lingo. There are more ways to refer to drugs than ever before. There are also new and [...]

22 08, 2018

Big Pharma, Big Lies: Report Claims Purdue KNEW OxyContin Was Addictive

2018-11-26T16:12:29+00:00August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

What did Big Pharma know and when did they know it? Purdue Pharma has long denied that it knew about and tolerated widescale abuse of their opioid products, and that they only learned of the problem in 2000. Officially, the company states that its business practices have little to nothing to do with the current opioid epidemic. However, a [...]

16 08, 2018

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2018-12-07T05:36:18+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

12 08, 2018

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse?

2018-11-26T16:14:05+00:00August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse? Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant, used mostly to treat severe cases of ADHD or obesity that are non-responsive to other treatments. It is one of the strongest stimulants a doctor can prescribe, and because of its potency, it’s frequently subject to abuse. When used above prescribed doses, it [...]

10 08, 2018

Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis?

2018-12-07T05:45:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Should drug addicts be forced into treatment against their will? Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis? In the face of skyrocketing overdose deaths resulting from an opioid epidemic that has been called the “greatest drug crisis in American history”, communities throughout the country are scrambling to come up with effective solutions. The cost to society – [...]

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2018-12-07T05:55:36+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

6 08, 2018

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition

2018-11-29T17:06:30+00:00August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition In the newest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, just released in June 2018, the World Health Organization has for the first time recognized “gaming disorder” as a legitimate mental health condition. The WHO is the first governing body to officially classify the behavior as a diagnosable illness. First Things [...]

16 07, 2018

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids

2018-11-26T16:15:28+00:00July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids Synthetic opioids are taking the lead when it comes to fatal overdoses. From 2010 to 2016, fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids jumped from 14% to a whopping 46%. Fentanyl, in particular, is a big contender. Of the 42,249 fatal overdoses in 2016, 19,413 of them involved [...]