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Dangerous Combinations: Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Energy drinks continue to remain very popular in the U.S. Drinks like Red Bull and Monster gross billions of dollars every year. And while their effects on health are in question, energy drinks are especially dangerous when combined with alcohol. Mixing stimulants with alcohol creates a state some call "wide [...]

2019-08-04T23:25:42+00:00 August 4th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Information, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Suboxone Addiction

The drug Suboxone is designed to help opioid addicts stop using drugs by tapering them off gradually. Opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, and pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are incredibly addictive and cannot be stopped cold turkey. Suboxone works to stop opioid addiction, but not become addictive itself.  The [...]

2019-04-11T10:10:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|

Is CBD Oil Worth the Hype?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and CBD products are exploding in the U.S. You probably see CBD oil and products everywhere. From your local health food store to coffee shop, there is a seemingly limitless supply.  Some claim its benefits are innumerable, treating everything from chronic pain to acne. But where the [...]

2019-07-20T14:03:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Information, News, Prescription Drugs|

Middle-Aged Women at Risk of Overdose

The drug crisis in America is evident in nearly every community. Over the last few decades new trends among those affected have emerged. One group severely affected by the crisis with a huge increase in drug-related deaths is one you’d least expect: middle-aged women. Research from the CDC’s Morbidity and [...]

2019-01-28T02:13:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Information|

Keeping Up with Teen Drug Slang

Evolving Slang Is your teen robotripping? Getting crunk on CCC? Making friends with Georgia Home Boy? Confused yet? It's common knowledge that teen slang is changing at an incredible rate. The use of social media and personal devices has created a whole new world of slang terms and abbreviations for [...]

2018-11-22T00:46:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Information, Teen/Young Adult|

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%. [...]

How Addicts Hide Their Addiction

How your loved one may be hiding their addiction from you might surprise you Anyone who has a close friend, loved one, or relative that has a drug addiction can agree that addicts will go to great lengths to hide their addiction. This is an all too familiar pattern of [...]

2018-10-11T18:18:38+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Recovery|

6 Natural Alternatives for Opioid Drugs

Nothing will compel you to visit your doctor faster than the presence of pain. Unfortunately, due to the opioid epidemic and the subsequent scheduling of opioids, your doctor can do very little for your pain. He or she will most likely refer you to a pain management clinic of some [...]

2018-09-17T19:46:13+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Drug Information|

The Basics of Opiate Overdose and Cardiac Arrest

Opiates are the main drug used to treat acute and chronic pain.  The opiate sister drugs, opioids, are synthetic drugs that mimic opiates in pain relief. Both of these drugs attach to pain receptors in the brain, which bring the numb, sleepy, and euphoric feeling from its use. The dangerous [...]

2018-09-17T19:57:24+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Drug Information|

How Recreational Drugs Harm Your Teeth

Most people already know that street drugs are harmful to overall health. They alter brain chemistry, weaken the heart and damage the liver, among other serious health consequences. An often-overlooked side effect of drug use is damage to oral health. Illegal drug use can cause a host of issues in [...]

2018-09-04T13:48:32+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Drug Information|