Ecstasy Effects and History

Ecstasy Effects and History April 11, 2012 Ecstasy is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, initiating feelings of warmth, lowered inhibitions, perceptual distortions, euphoria and increased energy. These feelings wear off rapidly, leaving the user craving more ecstasy and increasing the likelihood of overdosing. Individuals who use the amphetamine ecstasy typically attend raves and clubs, putting

Alcohol Facts

Alcohol Facts August 21, 2012 Alcohol is a widely abused substance. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2010, 15.0 million people abused or had a dependence on alcohol. Many people are addicted to alcohol; however, the amount of people that actually receive treatment for alcoholism is not high. Oftentimes, an

What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Dual Diagnosis? October 23, 2012 Drug and alcohol addiction affects 22.1 million people in the United States. For some addicts, their struggle is more complicated. Research shows that half of all addicts have at least one mental illness and are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol at the same time, which is called dual

Bizarre Buzz and Extreme Drinking

Bizarre Buzz and Extreme Drinking November 14, 2012 Most people just drink alcohol, but for some, it doesn’t stop there. This infographic outlines the “imaginative” ways people are using alcohol. Finding new ways to ingest alcohol is not time well spent. Whether you drink alcohol or snort it through your nose, you will still have

Drug Slang Decoded

Drug Slang Decoded January 17, 2013 The language of drugs has evolved since the beginning of drug addiction. Users and addicts have been coming up with clever ways to talk about drug use without being explicit. The comical drug slang references help mask the severity of drug addiction. The side effects of drugs can have

Doing It All Through Prescription Drug Abuse

Doing It All Through Prescription Drug Abuse January 23, 2013 Women have been abusing prescription drugs throughout the years to help them deal with stress, frustration and anxiety compounded with the responsibilities of being a mom, wife and career woman.  ABC News says that in the past decade there has been a 750 percent increase

Facts on Drunk Driving and Alcohol

Facts on Drunk Driving and Alcohol January 30, 2013 How many times have you decided to drive home after a happy hour with co-workers or drinks with dinner? For most of us we think nothing of our blood alcohol level and feel that drinking water balances out our alcohol intake. What if you got a

Marijuana: Barely Legal but Dangerous

Marijuana: Barely Legal but Dangerous February 13, 2013 Ever curious about how dangerous marijuana really is? For some people smoking marijuana only one time can induce a psychotic break. Find out if you are one of the unlucky ones that marijuana can negatively impact and if you have marijuana dependence.