Top Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to substance addiction, there are many reasons why people relapse. Even those who have gone through a successful recovery can be vulnerable to setbacks. Being aware of the warning signs can help those who struggle with substance addiction find ways to cope with triggers. Here are some warning signs to look out […]

How Do I know if My College Student Has a Drug Addiction?

Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its not uncommon for young adults to […]

The Challenges of Designer Drug Addiction

The term ‘designer drugs’ or ‘club drugs’ refer to stimulants, hallucinogens or depressants that are produced in underground labs in the United States, or overseas and ship here. Some examples of designer drugs are Ecstasy, Spice, Rohypnol, LSD, GHB, Ketamine or bath salts. Designer drugs are usually based on the chemical formulas for existing controlled […]

The Truth About Kratom

Researchers in the United States are studying the potential of an herb from Southeast Asia that may help people addicted to opiates kick the habit without withdrawal side effects. It sounds too good to be true, but the herb kratom is part of the coffee family. Learn more about the surprising effects of kratom and […]

What You Should Know About Benzo Withdrawal

The dangers of benzodiazepines are becoming more widely known. Learning about the drug and what to expect from withdrawal is part of understanding what makes the drug so dangerous to people who are struggling with dependency or addiction issues. Benzos and Cocaine Benzodiazepines are sometimes compared to cocaine in that people who use benzos crave […]

How to Withdraw from Ambien

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Ambien is not classified as a narcotic under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Like most prescription medications, however, it can be addictive. Although Ambien withdrawal won’t kill you, it will likely cause uncomfortable symptoms, beyond poor sleep. To minimize these symptoms, talk with your doctor about a […]

Signs of Internet Addiction in Children

Parents of today’s youth know exactly how to shut their children up: Hand them an iPad, a Gameboy, or a smart-phone. Parents need a break sometimes. However, the internet may not be the best babysitter out there. Many children develop compulsive internet usage before they hit their preteens. It’s tricky ground, trying to prepare children […]

Vicodin Abuse And Its Effects on The Body

Vicodin, a central nervous system depressant used as a pain reliever, lasts for about 4-6 hours. It stays in the body for a day or two, however. The drug is tolerance-building and highly addictive. VICODIN EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN AND BODY Vicodin’s main ingredient, hydrocodone, is an opioid. Opioids are proteins that alter and diminish our […]

Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Vicodin Detox

Vicodin withdrawal treatment has side effects, and they can have a large impact on one’s life, at least in the first few months. Many symptoms of opioid detox are physical, and these can add a lot of stress to an already mentally-draining situation. It’ll take some time to get back on the horse after giving […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a group of drugs derived from opium, a part of the poppy plant and one of the oldest-known medicines in the world. Heroin and morphine are common illicit opiates, but lots of prescription medications include opiates, too. These drugs are simple to synthesize, relatively cheap, and highly effective — which is why they’ve […]