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What are Quaaludes and Why Were They Popular?

By |2021-02-10T21:41:28+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Quaaludes–perhaps you’ve heard of them or maybe you have even tried them yourself? Quaaludes are often talked about with a sense of nostalgia, usually being referenced in movies by someone’s grandma who has a secret stash of them left over from the 70’s when the drug was at its height in popularity. More recently however, […]

How To Spot A Possible Heroin User

By |2021-04-15T19:49:02+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Family, Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

Heroin is an extremely dangerous and addictive illicit drug. It can come in many forms and goes by many different names but it often comes in a fine white, brown, or black powder. Another popular form of heroin is black tar heroin, and as the name implies, it looks like black tar and is sticky […]

Where Did Meth Come From? A History of Methamphetamine

By |2020-12-16T21:23:31+00:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today, there are more than 1.6 million Americans who report having abused crystal meth sometime within the past year. Out of that number, roughly one million of them will also state that they suffered from a methamphetamine use disorder within that same year. A substance use disorder, also known as an addiction, is when someone […]

The Many Forms of Weed

By |2020-11-10T22:35:50+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , |

Marijuana goes by many names, such as weed, cannabis, and herb. It also has a long history of use within the United States. Many political and racial factors led to it being outlawed in the United States, though the stigma surrounding weed has slowly changed across America as more and more states vote to legalize […]

What Drugs Cause Scabs or Lesions on the Skin?

By |2021-01-22T21:22:46+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you concerned that a loved one may be abusing drugs because you have seen what appear to be lesions or scabs on the skin? These types of skin sores just never really seem to go away, or sometimes they even seem to get worse. Unfortunately, with drug and alcohol abuse, scabs and lesions on […]

Hygiene and Drug Use: Why Does Use Cause a Lack of Care?

By |2021-01-28T20:14:59+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It can be very sad when we see a loved one who is putting off their appearance, or is not taking care of themselves, because of drug abuse or drug addiction. If you, or a loved one, need help getting back on the road to a healthy, sober life, then we are here to help! We can answer any questions you may have about the recovery process and would love to teach you the tools to get back on the road to loving yourself again!

The Military and Drug Use

By |2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

The Best Drug Ever Created?

By |2020-09-24T20:37:03+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

It is no secret that our country is currently suffering from a widespread problem, that problem is better known as addiction. Current research suggests that more than 21  million Americans struggle with an active addiction to drugs or alcohol every single day. While there are a large number of illegal drugs currently being abused, the […]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

By |2021-02-02T18:54:49+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion […]

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