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The Bad Side of Energy Drinks

We’ve all been there. The afternoon wall hits hard and you just can’t think about downing another cup of coffee. Why not reach for a cold, refreshing energy drink? They have only as much caffeine as coffee or soda, right? Plus they have vitamins and plant extracts for that extra [...]

2019-04-01T00:50:51+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, News|

3 Things Teens Don’t Know About Vaping

E-cigarettes or e-cigs were originally marketed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, their use among teens and young people has risen drastically. In December of last year, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory that said he was, “officially declaring e-cigarette use [vaping] among youth an epidemic in [...]

2019-04-01T00:07:32+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Addiction, News|

Daily Use of Marijuana Can Cause Psychosis

Marijuana has been a hot button issue in the U.S. for several years. So far 10 states have decriminalized it for recreational use and a growing list of others have approved it for medical treatment. The popularity of marijuana seems to be increasing at a fast rate and its use [...]

2019-03-21T16:12:15+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Carfentanil: A Hidden Killer

With the dangerous drugs like fentanyl recently flooding the news due to the opioid crisis in America, there seems to be more and more to worry about. DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen recently said that Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) captured enough fentanyl last year to kill every American twice over. [...]

2019-03-11T21:36:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

Consequences of Sex Addiction

With recent stories about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s being charged with first-degree solicitation, so many questions are raised. How could a man with such a reputation, such an incredible net worth and such a winning legacy do such a thing? Kraft’s charges include solicitation for sex acts at [...]

2019-02-28T17:50:03+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Addiction, Blog, News|

Binge Drinking Can Alter Your DNA

Add one more thing to the list that frequent heavy drinking can do to damage you. Not only can it destroy your liver, relationships, and bank account; new research has found that it can alter you DNA. Researchers from Rutgers University recently published a study that found that people who [...]

2019-02-03T01:50:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Blog, News|

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 [...]

2019-02-28T17:54:34+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

What is “Drunkorexia?”

  “You got to eat if you’re going to drink.” I still remember my doctor’s cautionary words from more than a decade ago before I left for college. But an eating disorder that you may never have heard of is becoming a dangerous trend, especially on college campuses. Skipping meals [...]

2019-01-13T16:53:36+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, News, Rehabilitation, Teen/Young Adult|

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

Recently, alternative methods for treating depression have emerged. There have been several alternative methods to treating depression that have strayed from the traditional thinking about depression medication. The most controversial of these new methods is the use of ketamine to alleviate depression symptoms. Some view ketamine as strictly a “party [...]

2019-01-12T15:32:17+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|