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The Real Differences Between Crack and Crack Cocaine: Why Both Are Dangerous

The Real Differences Between Crack and Crack Cocaine: Why Both Are Dangerous

The South American coca plant (Erythroxylon coca) is the source of the stimulant cocaine, which has tame historical roots but causes tragedy and suffering in modern times. Native locals chewed the coca leaves for thousands of years for its stimulant […]
Crack Rehab

Crack Rehab

Crack, a form of cocaine, was used in epidemic proportions in the 1980’s and became the focus of the war on drugs. If you are old enough, you’ll remember the famous antidrug commercial: an egg, with the caption: “This is […]
Why Heroin Addicts are Afraid of Detox (And Why They Shouldn’t Be)

Why Heroin Addicts are Afraid of Detox (And Why They Shouldn’t Be)

Although there are many different components of recovery from a substance abuse disorder, drug detoxification is by far the most difficult, and it’s also the stage of recovery that is most feared by addicts, due to the misconceptions about detox […]
Why Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Starts at Home

Why Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Starts at Home

Most people, when they hear the word “addiction,” picture a homeless person snorting cocaine or shooting up heroin on the street, but there is another type of addiction that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and that hits […]
The Signs of an Oxycodone Addiction

The Signs of an Oxycodone Addiction

Prescription painkiller addiction is a serious issue in the United States, and oxycodone is the preferred drug of choice for many individuals searching for the feeling of euphoria, or extreme joy or happiness, that the opioid drug produces in users. […]
What are the Dangers of Hydrocodone Abuse

What are the Dangers of Hydrocodone Abuse

Hydrocodone is a potent pain medication that elicits feelings of euphoria and relaxation when used inappropriately, which makes it a drug that is frequently abused. Unfortunately, hydrocodone abuse can result in serious physical and mental health consequences and prolonged use […]
What is Valium and its Uses

What is Valium and its Uses

Prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than ever before in the United States, and the feeling of relaxation induced by the sedative Valium makes it one of the most frequently abused prescription medications on the market. People who abuse Valium […]
What are the Effects and Symptoms of OxyContin Abuse

What are the Effects and Symptoms of OxyContin Abuse

The painkiller oxycodone has been abused for decades, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, but with the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, there came a drastic escalation in the rate of oxycodone and OxyContin abuse and addiction. If you […]
The Effects of Codeine on the Body

The Effects of Codeine on the Body

With the rising tide of opioid addiction across the United States and the devastation caused by highly-addictive drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and heroin, you don’t often hear about codeine abuse statistics or the harmful effects of codeine on the body. […]