Ecstasy

Ecstasy was originally developed by Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. In its original form, it was known as “MDMA.” It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests, and then resurfaced in the 1960s as a psychotherapy medication to “lower inhibitions.” It wasn’t until the 1970s that MDMA started being used as a party drug.

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Suboxone - Finding Its Way Inside of Prisons

Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms through a tapering process

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Is My Child Abusing Cough Syrup?

Across America a recent survey reported that teens and young adults are abusing cough medication to get high.  This has become one of the top 10 drugs used by adolescents today. 

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.

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A Secret Killer - Ecstasy

Ecstasy was originally developed by Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. In its original form, it was known as “MDMA.” It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests...

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Intervene On Alcohol & Drugs

If you think that you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol use or substance use there is a solution.  No one has to do it alone.  If you have second to watch, you may see that there is another way.  An Intervention is positive way to move forward into a life of recovery.

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Living Sober - Experiencing The Gift

Living sober may be the greatest gift you can give to yourself or someone close to you.  Though it may not be easy for a person diagnosed with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, there are steps that can be taken, and through those, it is possible to break free from the chains of addiction.

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Marijuana - The Long Term Effects

There has been studies done using animal specimens as well as many humans where substantial evidence through research indicates that marijuana exposure during development can cause long-term or possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain. Specimens exposed to THC before birth, soon after birth, or during adolescence show notable problems with specific learning and memory tasks later in life.

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the structure and function of the brain. It can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by medical, health professionals and other methods of treatment.

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Finding The Right Treatment Center

Choosing the ideal substance use treatment program for  yourself or a loved one is extremely important.  The National Institute of Drug Abuse defines residential treatment as, "a program providing 24 hour care, generally in a non-hospital setting." 

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Teens Risk is Higher Developing Addictive Disorder towards Substance Abuse

 "Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults."  The earlier the teen began using, the higher the risk that as an adult they would develop an addictive disorder as an adult.

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