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The Effects of Painkillers on the Brain and Body

July 2, 2014
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Drug abuse of painkillers can cause harmful effects on the brain and body of the person using the substance. Painkillers can refer to a number of both over-the-counter (OTC), prescription and illicit drugs, but more often than not related to narcotic painkillers like Percocet, OxyContin and […]

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Are You An Alcoholic?: Understanding & Identifying Alcoholism

May 19, 2014
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Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that is characterized by an addiction to alcohol, either by a physical, mental, emotional or behavioral dependence. An alcohol addiction often is accompanied by an abundance of negative consequences due to alcohol use and abuse, which can occur as physical […]

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Marijuana Facts: Effects, Addiction, Treatment

March 13, 2014
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Marijuana has been headlining the news recently. From the Colorado to Maryland to California to Washington State, everyone is weighing in on the marijuana debate. Should it be legal? Should it only be used for medicinal purposes? Is there a governmental agenda? Should it stay illegal? Will legalization […]

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Learning About Opiate Detox- Facts, Figures & Detox vs. Maintenance

January 28, 2014
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Is a Medically Supervised Detox The Preferred Route?

There are many different types of drugs users, different “levels” of substance abuse, chemical dependency or addiction. Alcoholism or addiction is often defined by Twelve Step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous as a physical allergy […]

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