Your Teen Drug Addict on the Fringe

When a teen becomes an addict, that person you once knew and planned a future for has effectively checked out.  What you experience is an addict who will play you better than you can play them. After a period of time, your teen’s brain becomes progressively “hard-wired” to his or her drug of choice, to …

Club Drugs Rehab Center: Treatment for Abuse and Addiction

Club Drugs such as GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, and Ecstasy are found at raves or night clubs. GHB (gammahydroxybutyrate or gammahydroxybutyric acid) is increasingly used as a recreational drug and hallucinogen. In the dance club/party scene, GHB is often mixed with water and passed around and has been associated with sexual assault. GHB has been marketed in …

Drug Withdrawal

Drug withdrawal is the compilation of symptoms that occur from physical drug dependence after the drug has been decreased in dosage or completely stopped. Withdrawal happens through the buildup in the body of a tolerance to the specific drug, as the brain and other organs adjust to the chemical over time. Symptoms of withdrawal vary, …

Cocaine Curtails Body’s Ability to Cool Off

In addition to triggering life-threatening cardiovascular episodes, cocaine can be deadly in another way. According to a report published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the drug may also lethally impair the body’s ability to cool itself when exposed to elevated temperatures. When used in sweaty settings such as crowded nightclubs and all-night raves, …

One Dose of Cocaine Primes the Brain for Addiction

Marijuana Causes Lung Damage

New research finds that smoking three or four marijuana cigarettes a week for six years could harm lung function and destroy antioxidants that protect cells against heart disease and cancer, Reuters reported Dec. 5. “Smoking cannabis on a regular basis actually depletes your lung of protective antioxidant substances an d this may have chronic long-term …