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Effects of Heroin on the Brain

May 27th, 2020

Heroin affects chemicals within the brain, ultimately leading to disorders such as depression and anxiety, and affecting the inability to feel pleasure or gratification either temporarily or permanently.

Hidden Dangers of Suboxone Maintenance

May 27th, 2020

While treating chronic opioid dependence with Suboxone, we need to be aware of all the potential warning signs of Suboxone abuse.

Dangers of Getting High on DXM

May 22nd, 2020

DXM (or dextromethorphan), is an over-the-counter cough suppressant often used by teenagers, young adults and those with serious substance abuse disorders to “get high.”

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

May 18th, 2020

Staying connected and supporting others during the COVID-19 outbreak is crucial to cope with the mental health of anyone in the family or community and especially for those that live alone.

How Do Benzodiazepines Work?

May 17th, 2020

Benzodiazepines work by slowing the central nervous system and ultimately relaxing the body through significantly slowing various functions.

Dangers of Snorting Xanax

May 15th, 2020

The dangers of Xanax abuse are endless and the addiction is not easy to overcome once you're hooked. However, with the appropriate treatment and around the clock care, men and women suffering from benzodiazepine dependency can expect a full recovery.

What Does Ativan Feel Like?

May 13th, 2020

Ativan is a benzodiazepine that relieves feelings of anxiety but also can lead to addiction and dependence. Getting off Ativan safely after abusing it for a long period is not recommended and requires a medical detox.

Does Cocaine Abuse Make You Lose Weight?

May 8th, 2020

While weight loss is one of the "side effects" of cocaine abuse, it's a dangerous health issue and only adds to a list of side effects that severely damage the body over time. It's not healthy and leads to weight loss that weakens the body.

Avoiding a Relapse During COVID-19

May 5th, 2020

One of the most important parts of maintaining long-term recovery is sticking to a schedule and practicing consistency, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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