What Illegal Drugs Cause Seizures?

By |2021-06-18T20:52:52+00:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Seeing someone experience a seizure can be frightening. You should call 911 immediately if you witness someone having a seizure. The following article explains which illegal drugs cause seizures.

Anything that disrupts the normal connections between the nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure. This includes head injury, concussion, recreational drug use, and withdrawal. […]

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-17T16:36:39+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Pain is a normal part of life. It is our body’s reaction to illness or injury – a warning that something is wrong. Usually, pain lessens as soon as the body recovers. The hurting stops and things go back to normal. But this doesn’t happen all the time. Not when it’s chronic pain.

Chronic pain is […]

What are Quaaludes and Why Were They Popular?

By |2021-05-28T17:57:06+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 |2021-05-28T17:58:30+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 […]

What is the Difference Between Norco, Heroin, and Fentanyl?

By |2021-05-30T19:42:32+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Opioids are a class of drugs that are naturally found in the opium poppy plant and target the opioid receptors in the brain to produce effects very similar to morphine. Manu opioid medications work by blocking pain signals to the brain. Even though there are many different opioids, Norcos, heroin, and fentanyl are some of the most popular substances that are commonly abused by people who suffer from an addiction or substance abuse problem. With so many different opioid drugs on the market, it is easy to be confused about the differences between them, so here is a brief explanation of Norcos, heroin, and fentanyl.

Is it Easy to Buy Drugs on the Dark Web?

By |2021-05-30T20:06:50+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , |

Most of us are aware of the illicit drug market that usually consists of players, like your local street dealers, their suppliers, and then their suppliers, eventually working all the way up, ending at whoever manufactured the product. When most people think of the drug trade, they associate it with organizations like the Mexican drug […]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

By |2021-05-30T20:57:49+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 […]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

By |2021-05-30T21:05:04+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in […]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

By |2021-05-28T17:34:18+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing […]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

By |2021-05-30T21:10:44+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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