Useful Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Acronyms You Should Know

Useful Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Acronyms You Should Know

There are so many acronyms in the substance use world, it can make parents’ heads spin. We’ve assembled some of the more common ones here so that you can become familiar with them, should you come across them in helping your child and family work towards recovery. AA = Alcoholics Anonymous. A worldwide mutual aid …

Your Teen Drug Addict on the Fringe

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

Club Drugs Rehab Center: Treatment for Abuse and Addiction

Club Drugs such as GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, and Ecstasy are found at raves or nightclubs. GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate or gamma-hydroxybutyric 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 Addiction 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, …

Marijuana Causes Lung Damage

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 and this may have chronic long-term implications …

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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a serious problem with serious consequences for the addict and his or her family and friends. Drug use becomes drug abuse when the substance is no longer used recreationally. 3 types of drugs Roughly, there are three types of drugs: 1. Depressants such as heroin and opium 2. Stimulants such as cocaine …

Cocaine

Man charged in cocaine case forfeits $585,000

An Iowa truck driver arrested by Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers at the weigh station on Interstate 65 in Franklin in January 2002 is forfeiting more than $585,000 in cash. James Michael Wall was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with possession with the intent to traffic in more than five kilos of cocaine, as well …

Wyoming Drug Addiction Treatment

Natural Health Remedy: A Prescription For Wellness

A natural health remedy will focus on a patient’s wellness, not an illness. This is where they differ from conventional medicine, which is aimed to treat only the diseased parts of the body. Most natural health treatment therapies state that a patient’s illness is not a result of physical problems alone. It is also caused …