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Cotton Fever or Withdrawal?

A common side effect of intravenous drug use is called Cotton Fever (also known as “The Shakes” in the U.K.) . It occurs when intravenous drug suspensions are filtered through unclean household cotton and bacteria enters the bloodstream. While cotton fever is not a recognized medical condition, it is widely [...]

2019-02-13T18:08:15+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Uncategorized|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

What Happened to Artie Lange? The Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Comedian Artie Lange recently made headlines with his social media pictures of his destroyed nose due to over 30 years of heroin, cocaine, and opioid abuse. Close to last Christmas, Lange posted pictures where he is almost unrecognizable from his many years on TV and radio. Many comedians have flooded [...]

2019-01-20T16:09:07+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

Dangers of Isolation

A very dangerous and pervasive outcome of addiction in the tendency to isolate. Circumstances like conflict between friends and family members over one’s addiction can cause the addicted person to seek solitude. Warped thinking caused by extended substance abuse can rationalize the need for one to be alone because it [...]

2018-12-30T00:02:19+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction|

Cotton Fever: Causes and Treatment

What is cotton fever? Cotton fever is a condition that is associated with intravenous drug use. Although there are few medical or professional and peer reviewed articles that document cotton fever, it is well known among intravenous drug users. The symptoms of cotton fever occur after an intravenous drug like [...]

2019-02-05T19:01:05+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

How to Avoid Addict Manipulation

Anyone who has a loved one or close friend suffering from addiction encounters the fact that addicts manipulate the ones closest to them. It is most often family and friends who are manipulated in some way by an addict’s behavior and that can lead to many questions: Why do addicts [...]

2018-12-20T22:12:32+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Addiction, Drug Addiction|

A Moment of Clarity: Lessons from 3 Sober Celebrities

Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. The mental aspect of addiction leads to delusional thinking that is characterized by denial and delusional thinking. Denial can be so powerful in addiction that the addict cannot comprehend the gravity of their situation. But what happens [...]

2018-12-16T21:34:12+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, News, Recovery|

Current State of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in America has been raging for decades. Recent government regulations seek to eradicate this crisis from the country, but the problem is complex and its effects are far reaching. Many chronic pain patients rely on opioids to help them function and lead a normal life, but new [...]

2018-12-15T16:36:54+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Drug Addiction, News, Prescription Drugs|

Avoiding Illegal Online Pharmacies

A Growing Epidemic The recent rise in the availability of prescription drugs through the internet should raise concerns to the public and health care professionals. Studies have found that for every 10% increase in high speed internet in the U.S. the abuse of prescription drug outlets has risen by 1%. [...]