Some meth abusers say crystal meth produces a high like none other. The drug works by flooding the brain with high amounts of dopamine. This is one of the brain chemicals responsible for feeling pleasure. Very high levels of dopamine can make you feel euphoric and invincible. As you continue to abuse meth, the intensity…Details
Addiction to opioids and other pain pills can be very overpowering and has led to a rise in pain pill related crimes. Oxycodone abuse, as well as the abuse of other pain pills such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), is largely responsible for this alarming trend.
Hallucinogen addiction is relatively uncommon, but when it does occur, it can be frightening for teens and loved ones alike. Chances are, if your teen experiments with hallucinogens, he or she has also tried other substances as well (or vice versa).
Across the U.S., significant numbers of teenagers abuse an illicit/illegal drug or a prescription medication. By the time they reach age 13, a substantial percentage of adolescents have already begun to consume drugs at least occasionally. Teen drug abuse facts reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the risks for involvement continue…Details
If I rely on my pain medication to ease my chronic pain, and I now require two pills to get the same level of relief that I used to get from one, does this mean I’m addicted? Not necessarily. If I smoke weed (marijuana, cannabis) regularly, but not every single day, yet I feel super…Details
If you are a person with an addiction to alcohol, drugs or food, the holidays can be rough. Even anticipating the holiday season can send people with addiction into high alert, worrying they will spin out of control as soon as the autumn leaves start to fall. The reality is that people around you are…Details
Ecstasy addiction is a serious and dangerous problem, especially for American teens. In 2016, 1.7% of 8th-graders, 2.8% of 10th-graders and 4.9% of 12th-graders reported using ecstasy, also known as MDMA. To prevent ecstasy addiction in teens, know the warning signs and risk factors.
Unfortunately, many young adults don’t stop to ask what is binge drinking until its too late. The truth is that young adults are most at risk of engaging in binge drinking behavior for a number of reasons.
Cocaine is a powerful, illegal stimulant that comes in both a powdered form and a hardened, rock-like form that is often referred to as “crack.” Teenagers and older users sometimes rely on slang terms to shield or disguise their communications regarding the drug. A review of the drug slang list for both powdered cocaine and…Details
While widely consumed in America and across much of the world, alcohol acts as a toxin inside the human body. You rely on your liver to break this substance down and safeguard your health. However, unless you limit your intake while drinking, you can easily outstrip the organ’s peak processing ability. Let’s look at the…Details