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Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens.


Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens

One of the current drug use trends among youth in various parts of the country involves consuming prescription strength cough syrups that contain codeine and promethazine. The cough syrup is combined with sprite, mountain dew or other beverages and increasingly being consumed recreationally among...

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Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use.


Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use

As parents we often believe that being overprotective over our children is the right way to keep them safe. Unfortunately what we do not often consider is that by being overbearing on our children, we can actually drive them into a rebellious stage that could have otherwise been avoided. The key,...

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Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis.


Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis

For those unfamiliar with the term, dual diagnosis it is frequently used interchangeably with the terms co-occurring illnesses, comorbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, dual disorder, and also double trouble. People of all ages and from all walks of life experience a dual diagnosis, sadly they...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.


Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction.


Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction

Analgesics, also called painkillers are pain relief medication available as over-the-counter pills under various brands and include aspirin (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and anti-inflammatory medications.
Mild use of analgesics in the recommended dose has minimal side effects...

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Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Methamphetamines, often referred to as meth, speed, crack, chalk, ice, crystal or glass, is a dangerous addictive stimulant that has long-lasting effects and is highly toxic to the dopamine nerves in the central nervous system. In some areas of the United States, the use of methamphetamines is...

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Short Term Effects of Cocaine Use.


Short Term Effects of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a very powerful stimulant that was extremely popular during the 80's and 90's and it's still a drug of abuse today even though it's not one of the most commonly abused among young people. Because the effects of cocaine are very intense and the drug is so addictive, repeated use can lead...

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Kratom, Psychotic Symptoms Aren't Worth the Legal High.


Kratom, Psychotic Symptoms Aren't Worth the Legal High

A recreational substance that produces stimulant effects in low doses and sedative effects in high doses is called Kratom and according to kxan.com not long ago, there's been a "sharp surge" of admissions at Austin Recovery Center for people seeking treatment for Kratom addiction.
Even though...

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Alprazolam Abuse.


Alprazolam Abuse

Not long ago a student from San Diego State University died from an unintentional overdose after a party the 20 year old attended according an article on latimes.com. Acute intoxication from alprazolam and oxycodone was the cause of death according to the results of toxicology tests.
Just...

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There's Help for People Experiencing Distress due to Disaster.


There's Help for People Experiencing Distress due to Disaster

Millions of people have survived a disaster that's taken place in their own personal life or in the life of someone they love and their world is torn upside down. Disasters such as tornados, tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, fires, and explosions are among the many unforeseen tragedies that...

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