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Academic Doping: The Rise of the Study Drug

It’s 2 a.m., you’ve written one sentence for the five-page paper due in a few hours and you haven’t even started looking at your notes for the big test; then you realize your coffee supply is running low. For students, this is the most dreaded week of the year—finals...

Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Hits the Streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of...

Why Fentanyl Is So Much More Deadly Than Heroin

When prescription opioids started getting too difficult or too expensive to procure, people addicted to them started turning to heroin–a shift that’s created an “epidemic” of heroin use in whole new groups of people. Now, a new opioid is rising in use and overdose:...

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

What is alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) Highlights? Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is the name for the symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake. The symptoms of AWS may appear anywhere from six hours to...

Benzodiazepines: Helpful or Harmful?

This class of drugs, which includes Xanax and Valium, helps control anxiety and panic attacks. The mere thought of climbing into a car sends Jenn Waterman spiraling into a state of agitation and fear. Waterman, a 30-year-old freelance book editor who lives in Arapaho,...

Prescription Addiction: Why did you quit?

An estimated two million Americans are dependent on prescription opioids, and the number of deaths linked to the drugs has skyrocketed in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are you in recovery after battling addiction? Tell us...

These Look Like a Popular Painkiller. 14 Who Took Them Are Dead

Illicitly bought prescription drugs have killed more than a dozen people in California who were expecting something much weaker. A CDC report released Tuesday warns that hospitals in the Bay Area have recently treated at least seven patients who overdosed after taking...

’60 Minutes’ Reports On Ohio’s Heroin Problem Sunday

When “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker tells Hannah Morris of Worthington that she doesn’t look like a junkie, she says: “Even Miss America could be a junkie. I mean, anybody can be a junkie.” Whitaker came to Ohio to report on how widespread the heroin...

Drug Detoxification: All You Need To Know

For many of you this might seem kind of odd seeing that suboxone is a medication often used to treat an opiate addiction, but the reality is just like with methadone there is still the chance of addiction. The very first step in suboxone recovery is a detox from...

All You Need To Know About Alcohol Detox

If you have decided to look into alcohol detox, Miami is a great place for treatment. However, no matter where you decide to seek treatment, you will want to educate yourself about the alcohol detox process. One of the most important things that you need to know about...

Treatment Information

You might be considering either outpatient drug detox or traditional rehab. There are a few differences. First, there is the time commitment. Outpatient drug detox typically takes anywhere from seven to 21 days, the typical time it takes for the body to completely...

Addiction

Commonly overlooked as a disease, Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder displayed through compulsive drug abuse and drug seeking behaviors regardless of the known harmful consequences. Chronic disease can be defined as a long-lasting human health condition...

Recovery Support

Successful recovery can be broken up into two phases, Medical Detox and Recovery Support. Medical Detox is the first phase of treatment in which a highly trained physician must safely access the situation and organize a detox taper schedule to remove the chemical...