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What Illicit Drug Use Involves Needles?

By |2021-05-11T23:27:49+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injecting drugs with needles is a common way people abuse prescription and illicit drugs. According to UNAIDs, about 12.7 million people worldwide inject drugs. Injection delivers the drug straight into the bloodstream, producing an immediate “high.” However, it is particularly risky and should be avoided.

Those who find themselves unable to resist the urge to inject […]

What Drugs Cause Scabs or Lesions on the Skin?

By |2021-04-30T20:07:05+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!

How Do Drug Cartels Affect Drug Flow Into The US?

By |2020-08-20T20:54:19+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mexican transnational organized crime groups, often referred to as cartels, have spent several decades establishing intricate, complex routes and connections to smuggle illegal drugs across the United States and Mexico border. Border Patrol, and other governing agencies such as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), have been waging […]

Colleges and Drugs: What are the Popular Drugs to Look Out for in 2020?

By |2021-02-10T21:46:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to things like social experimentation, peer pressure, stress and childhood trauma, many college students turn to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance use disorder, please do not hesitate to reach out for help! Many have been where you are before and they have gotten the help necessary to get back on track. College is a very rewarding experience, but we also know that it can be very stressful.

Nootropics: A Dangerous New Addiction

By |2020-03-25T19:36:05+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is true that not all nootropic drugs are considered to be dangerous, but there are still those who have very serious side effects. Part of what makes these drugs so compelling is that they are usually medically prescribed or available for purchase over the counter, so people associate them with having less risk. Another component that increases the danger level of these drugs is what is known as increased tolerance, sometimes the user needs more and more to achieve the desired effect, this can cause them to use more of the same drug, or turn to other more harmful drugs instead.

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 […]

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help

By |2021-02-02T19:00:01+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Due to its close proximity with Mexico, the state of Texas is the most heavily affected region. These Mexican drug cartels smuggle their drugs across the border and begin distributing them throughout the state. Interestingly enough though, marijuana is the drug with the highest conviction rate in Texas, due to the influx of Mexican weed that is coming across the border. Texas is also has the fourth highest rate per capita for drug trafficking sentences with an average sentence lasting around 77 months (about 6 ½ years).

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

By |2021-02-02T19:05:58+00:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug […]

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