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Fentanyl: It May Be Just as Bad as Heroin

Amid a revolutionary opioid crisis, fentanyl seems to have begun to rival heroin as a culprit in overdose deaths, being such a potent and deadly drug.
  • September 24, 2018

10 Things Parents Should Know When Dealing With An Addict Child

No parent ever dreams that that experimentation will turn into drug and/or alcohol addictions. Unfortunately, it can, and it often does.
  • September 17, 2018

Dos and Don'ts of Convincing a Loved One to Go to Rehab

Here are a few dos and don’ts that will help you navigate a conversation about going to rehab with your alcohol- or drug-addicted loved one.
  • September 10, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Hits Home. Mine.

There's no "magic conversation" that can keep adult children out of harm’s way or turn their lives around. There's no bright, clear line between supportive and enabling.
  • September 05, 2018

Life After Rehab: What to Expect

Once out of rehab, you won’t have as much emotional and physical support, though you will still need to work toward maintaining your sobriety.  
  • August 20, 2018

Heroin: Why It’s So Addictive and How You Can Help a Heroin Addict

If you or someone you know has been using heroin, you may be interested in how you can help him or her overcome the addiction.
  • August 06, 2018

Can Blocking A Protein Help Fight Alcohol Addiction?

According to the Journal of Neuroscience, approximately one half of Americans over 12 years old are current alcohol drinkers, and approximately one quarter are current binge drinkers.
  • June 11, 2018

Dopamine and the Susceptibility of Men to Alcoholism

However the study also yielded the ominous finding that the more heavy drinking episodes occur, the lower the release in dopamine became.
  • June 04, 2018

Cocaine Detoxification and Related Side Effects

Medical Detoxification is a process in which individuals are systematically and safely withdrawn from addicting drugs, usually under the care of a physician.
  • May 31, 2018

Molly (Ecstasy) and Dangerous Perceptions

Signs of molly use can include muscle tension, high blood pressure, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and arrhythmia, among others.
  • May 28, 2018