Benzodiazepines: The Quiet and Deadly Drug Crisis

Benzodiazepines: The Quiet and Deadly Drug Crisis

Benzodiazepines (benzos) is a class of medications typically prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, and muscle tension. Benzos such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium and other anti-anxiety medication are designed for short-term use, usually a few weeks or...
Vaping: The Growing Epidemic Among Teens

Vaping: The Growing Epidemic Among Teens

Vaping is not only harmful, but is habit-forming and addictive. The growing popularity of vaping is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. The vapor from e-cigarettes actually delivers cancer-causing chemicals to your body. E-cigarette vapors contain...
Street Names for Alcohol

Street Names for Alcohol

Even though some street names for alcohol are commonly used by adults, underage individuals, including teens and college students, may be using street names for alcohol to cover up their alcohol use. Since alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug amongst...
Stages of Alcoholism

Stages of Alcoholism

Becoming addicted to alcohol doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, like all addictions, severe alcohol use disorder (what some may call alcoholism) is progressive and is usually the result of long-term alcohol abuse. An individual battling an alcohol use disorder (AUD)...
Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs

Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs

If you’re worried that you or a loved one may be suffering from opioid addiction, you are right to be concerned. With what has been called “the deadliest drug crisis in American history”, more than 42,000 people in the U.S. died from overdosing on opioids in 2016...
Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

A gateway drug is a substance that leads to the use of more potent ones. Marijuana has been long-debated as a gateway drug because people who use it often turn to harder drugs that release more intense highs. Alcohol and nicotine are also gateway drugs. Many...
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