Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Abuse
Acetaminophen (ACM) was first introduced in 1955 as Tylenol and is definitely still one of the most used medications in the United States. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic substance (C8H9NO2) that's used to treat headaches, used to treat pain, and used to reduce fevers. Yearly sales of Acetaminophen products are well into the billions of dollars.
Street Terms and Descriptions of Popular Drugs Abused by Teens and Young Adults Recreationally
The reason for this article is to help parents and caregivers understand just how dangerous it is today for our children and young people when it comes to having fun and partying.
Drugs of abuse change all the time and most parents don't even know some of these dangerous drugs exist. Most don't...
Drug Paraphernalia and Hidden Stashes, Would You Be Able To Spot It?
As mentioned last week, there are many ways drug users conceal the substances they abuse and you can be sure drug paraphernalia will continually change. It's important that parents, teachers, and care givers understand just how widespread drug use is today and just how clever those who use drugs are.
Staying a Step Ahead of a Drug User Isn't All That Easy To Do! This article will be the 1st of 2 articles pertaining to Drug Paraphernalia. There are so many different and unique ways people conceal and stash their pills and substances it's understandable that it goes un-noticed by parents, teachers and caregivers. Hopefully the information in these articles will help parents to stay one step...Read Full Article
Mind Altering Nutmeg High and Ivory Wave could lead to Death
Recreational drug use is extremely common today. The use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over the counter medications is very widespread and the use of legal drugs for non-medical reasons is increasing in numbers by the day.
Many people abuse substances and medications recreationally just to enhance their enjoyment...
Abusing Soma or Carisoprodol May Alleviate More Than Muscle Pain!
Soma Abuse can lead to serious dependency and addiction. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that is legally prescribed for the treatment of pain due to muscle injury and muscle spasms.
Soma is the brand name for Carisoprodol and comes in tablet form. Soma is also available combined with aspirin or codeine in prescription form....
Our Aging Generation and Substance and Alcohol Use
When we think about drug, substance, or alcohol abuse for the most part we think about young teens and young adults. We completely forget that anyone of any age can find themselves caught up in a whirl-wind of drug or alcohol abuse.
The numbers are continuing to grow among the older adults that misuse alcohol, prescription drugs and other...
Bulimia is an Eating Disorder that requires Cognitive Therapy
Eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa are extremely serious and without medical help, therapy and possibly intervention can be life threatening. Bulimia is much more common among women than men but that's not to say they aren't affected by this serious eating disorder also.
Define Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa is generally...
Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse & Bipolar Disorder are a very common Trio I think at one time or another, we have all experienced feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, guilt and irritability. I think we could all agree that we also have had times that we experienced euphoria, poor judgment, and racing thoughts, had problems with concentration and been agitated or irritated. Just through...Read Full Article
Crisis Intervention A crisis intervention is designed to help families, a family member, loved one or friend receive the urgent need for psychological counseling, therapy or treatment that's necessary to the individual (s) who are in urgent need of help. The main goal for a crisis intervention is to help everyone involved in a critical setting and do whatever it takes to stabilize the situation...Read Full Article