Recreational Marijuana Abuse

Recreational Marijuana Abuse – Marijuana, often referred to as pot or weed, is a dry, greenish mixture of stems, seeds, and flowers from the Cannabis sativa plant. Recreational marijuana abuse is very common and sometimes severe enough to warrant professional treatment. People who use marijuana often ingest it via hand-rolled joints, water pipes, or blunts. […]

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your Hair?

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your Hair? – THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, can stay in the body for days or weeks. Hair follicle tests are the most sensitive tests, as they can detect THC for up to 90 days after the last use. Of note, these tests are examining the oil […]

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Can You Overdose on Marijuana? – A marijuana overdose can occur when a person experiences severe health problems after ingesting too much of the drug. Symptoms of overdose may include hallucinations, elevated heart rate, and intense paranoia. Those that are experiencing these severe problems might require immediate medical attention. Many people associate overdoses with death. […]

Long-Term Effects of Marijuana

Long-Term Effects of Marijuana – Marijuana is often perceived as a relatively benign drug, which may explain why tens of millions of Americans have tried it at least once. While marijuana’s effects may not be as serious as those associated with other drugs, the drug cannot be considered harmless. The Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Long-term […]

Marijuana Symptoms

Marijuana Symptoms: Abuse and Addiction – Marijuana is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. behind alcohol. It is a greenish mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana abuse, while problematic, does not generally have the potential to be as destructive as the abuse of many other substances, such as alcohol. That […]

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System? – Methadone has a half-life of between 8-59 hours, which is the time it takes for half the dose to be cleared from the system. It takes about five half-lives for a drug to leave the body entirely. Therefore, methadone can potentially stay in a person’s system […]

Dangers of Using Opioids and Potentiators

Dangers of Using Opioids and Potentiators – Opioids are drugs used for pain relief that include both prescription medications and illegal drugs. Examples of prescription opioids are oxycodone and hydrocodone, and examples of illegal opioids are heroin and illicit fentanyl. Potentiators are substances that are used to intensify the effects of opioids. For example, grapefruit […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Is it Safe? – Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is never advised. There is no “safe” level of alcohol in breast milk for a baby to consume. Studies have shown that infants who consume alcoholic milk may feed and sleep less often and exhibit poor motor coordination. Alcohol and Breastfeeding Facts When a […]

Klonopin Overdose

Klonopin Overdose – Klonopin (clonazepam) is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat panic disorder and some seizure disorders. Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Overdose Signs and symptoms of a Klonopin overdose may include the following: A Klonopin overdose is rarely lethal, so if you or someone you know has overdosed on the drug, try to […]

How to Tell if Someone Is High

How to Tell if Someone Is High or Abusing Drugs – Drug addiction is a destructive and potentially life-threatening condition that can dramatically affect the lives of those who suffer from it as well as their loved ones. It’s vitally important to learn how to tell if someone is high or on drugs as soon […]