What’s Involved in Opium Addiction Treatment?

Updated on August 23, 2019 Because opium is relatively cheap, compared to other drugs, opiate  addiction is a huge problem as it affects about 26.4 million to 36 million people. Tragically, many people who abuse this highly addictive drug suffer from issues such as job loss, family problems, bleeding ulcers and even incarceration. If you suspect […]

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Updated August 20, 2019 Klonopin withdrawal symptoms are the result of a dependence on the drug and caused by the body slowly becoming accustomed to its absence. When dependence occurs, the body is no longer able to function normally without the substance, and withdrawal symptoms are the unfortunate result. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine usually prescribed […]

Dangers of Mixing Ativan and Alcohol

Ativan (lorazepam) is a prescription benzodiazepine and central nervous system (CNS) depressant intended for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Alcohol is also a CNS depressant that, when abused, can cause profound intoxication and lethal effects. Because both substances depress activity in the CNS, combining Ativan with alcohol can result in perilously slow breathing […]

How Long Does Crystal Meth Stay in Your System?

Updated on Aug 13, 2019 The length of time crystal meth stays in your system can vary depending on several factors, including the following: Overall health Body size of the user Hydration levels Liver and kidney function Frequency of meth use Route of drug administration Other substances present in the system What Is Meth? Crystal […]

Snorting Meth

Updated on Aug 13, 2019 Snorting meth is a less common method of administration than smoking and produces a less intense high than either smoking or injecting. In the short term, snorting meth can damage sinus cavities and the lining of the nose, leading to chronic stuffiness and nosebleeds. This habit also increases blood pressure, […]

What Is Music Therapy?

What Is Music Therapy? – Music therapy is a form of creative expression that dates back to the 1970s. It’s often used in addiction programs as an alternative treatment. Music therapy interventions are also employed in different clinical environments to improve the overall functioning and mental health of a patient. This kind of therapy often […]

The Dangers of Snorting Valium

If you’re considering snorting Valium (diazepam), keep in mind that there are multiple reasons why you should not. There are many possible adverse complications that you may incur to your brain and body. Also, snorting Valium increases the risk of overdose and encountering severe side effects because of the amount of Valium entering the central […]

Abuse of Meth and Sex

Abuse of Meth and Sex – The use of drugs to party or feel elated, at first glance, can be very seductive. Unfortunately, the abuse of certain substances can rapidly lead to risky behavior, adverse consequences, and, ultimately, addiction. When a person has developed an addiction, the short-term potential for a healthy life essentially stops, […]

Does Kratom Show up on a Drug Test?

Does Kratom Show up on a Drug Test? – Testing for kratom is uncommon, as the drug’s use is relatively new to the U.S. and is still legal in most states. If you are wondering if kratom is illegal in your area, you can find out more here. The standard 5-panel drug test often used […]

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. […]