Can Kratom Get You High?

Can Kratom Get You High? Kratom is one of the newest drugs to appear on the scene in the United States. Discussion amongst lawmakers about the legality of such a substance has begun, but for right now, it is widely legal across the 50 states. What is Kratom? Kratom is a tree that hails from [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Can Kratom Get You High?

Prescription Painkillers—Tramadol Use, Abuse and Addiction

Tramadol is one of many prescription painkillers approved by U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is marketed under the brand names Ultram, Ultram ER, and Conzip. It is also marketed in combination with acetaminophen, another pain-relieving medication, as Ultracet. Due to the potency and possible side-effects of [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Prescription Painkillers—Tramadol Use, Abuse and Addiction

Why Opiate Withdrawal Should Never Be Done at Home

Opiate Withdrawal Should Never Be Done at Home Be Safe and Successful Instead Opiate is a term used to describe a drug derived from the opium poppy plant. These are typically called natural opiates to distinguish them from semi-synthetic or synthetic drugs that have similar effects. In broader pharmacological classification, opiates belong [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Opiate Withdrawal Should Never Be Done at Home

Alcohol Poisoning—Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Alcohol Poisoning—Causes, Consequences and Prevention Alcohol poisoning is another term for an alcohol overdose, a serious medical crisis that can be lethal. It occurs when the blood level of alcohol is too high to be properly processed by the body. This typically results from drinking heavily in a short amount of time (binge drinking). People who [...]

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9th Step Amends: How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology

 How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology Step Nine: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The 12 steps are a roadmap to a better way of life. People who actively work a 12 step program are typically free from their disease. Although [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 9th Step Amends: How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology

Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness?

Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness? Drinking excessively can take a toll on one's physical and mental state. If you are a weekend warrior or an everyday drinker you know exactly what I am talking about. Hardcore drinkers and alcoholics look for happiness at the end of the bottle and usually never find it. We see [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness?

7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered

7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered Fact: Everyone loves the weekend. Whether you are an adult or a kid, everyone counts down the days until its Friday. It is two days of freedom and it is totally acceptable to let loose. Most people tend to do exactly that. It is socially acceptable [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered

Is Addiction a Disease?

Most Americans View Addiction as a Disease: Do You? Drug addiction is a disease by definition but up until recently a slim majority of Americans failed to recognize this. Drug addiction is a disease that requires medical attention but even with that known, many people claim they would not welcome anyone suffering from drug addiction into their [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is Addiction a Disease?

Overdose Prevention: Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Naloxone

Surgeon General Advises Americans to Carry Naloxone If you witnessed someone drowning and knew you could save their life would you? For most people, this is a no-brainer, of course, you would save them if given the opportunity. Recently, the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams issued a national advisory urging Americans to [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Overdose Prevention: Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Naloxone

Is it a Good Idea to Let Children Sip Alcohol

Should You Let Child Sip Alcohol? Young curious children often see their parents pop open a bottle of wine or beer and wonder what an adult drink is all about. But what is the harm in letting this child try a "sip" of your drink? A long-term study recently discovered that kids who had "sipped" [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is it a Good Idea to Let Children Sip Alcohol