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1502, 2018

What are the Dangers of Molly and Ecstacy? Can you Overdose on MDMA?

February 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

What are the Dangers of Molly and Ecstasy? Can you Overdose on MDMA? In an article published by Dancesafe.org they state that, “MDMA-related deaths are rarely the result of an overdose, and calling them overdoses is dangerous and negligent. It sends the message that “you will be okay as long as you don’t take too much,” which is simply not true”. Taking MDMA often does not result in overdose but leads to other serious complications such as heat stroke, contraindicated health conditions, hyponatremia, and other causes. In addition to that, an article published by the NIDA state that, “Researchers have determined that many ecstasy tablets contain not only MDMA at different concentrations, but also a number of other drugs or drug combinations that can be harmful.” Such drugs include ketamine's, over-the counter cough suppressants, heroin, cocaine,  PCP, along with many others. Users are often unaware of everything they are [...]

602, 2018

Why Has The Heroin Epidemic Gotten Out of Control in States Like Ohio?

February 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Why Has The Heroin Epidemic Gotten out of Control in States Like Ohio? Many people are kept wondering, "Why are states like Ohio most affected by Heroin and Opioid Overdoses, causing a large scale heroin epidemic within those states.  A recent release by 60 minutes on CBS news states that, “Heroin is a problem that is killing at least 23 people weekly in Ohio.” The amount of heroin overdose deaths is a persistent and chronic problem in Ohio. In fact data from CDC In 2014, reports that Ohio had more drug overdose deaths than any state except California”.  If you have been following news and reports, on celebrity accidental overdoses, the drug problem in America is beyond epidemic proportions, and there are no signs of it slowing down.  Reports show that in many cases Prescription Drug Use may lead to drug addiction in many forms, including Heroin, a favorite to many.  So, the [...]

2801, 2018

What Makes the Success Rates of Addiction Interventions Higher with Professional Interventionists?

January 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

What Makes the Success Rates of Addiction Interventions Higher with Professional Interventionists? For many people suffering from a substance use disorder the only way to get them into treatment, and off of alcohol or drugs is with an intervention. Often times family such as spouses, children, or parents get in contact with a professional interventionists to help facilitate the beginning steps of the recovery process. Reason being loving an addict can be challenging. Drug interventions and Alcohol Interventions have proven to be a successful component, and a starting point to recovery. What are Drug and Alcohol Interventions? Both drug and alcohol interventions have a primary aim, that being to help a person from a substance use disorder stop using drugs or alcohol. Often the intervention will consist of the family members of the substance user, the substance user, and a skilled professional. During the session, the primary goal is [...]

2001, 2018

Is There a Rise in Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths Among Celebrities?

January 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Is There a Rise in Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths Among Celebrities? In recent times there has been an influx in the amount of celebrities who have died from an accidental overdose death. However, celebrity overdose for years has remained an issue. Drug and Alcohol use affects people of all different walks of life from the insanely rich to those in poverty. It is seen across all ethnic groups, and both genders. To be a celebrity, or from one class over the other does not protect a person from becoming addicted to drugs. The difference is that celebrity deaths dominate the headlines, and almost instantly after their death an article is published, and the information is released to the public. Celebrities That Have Died from Accidental Overdoses Since 2000, we have lost numerous celebrities which included singers, songwriters, musicians, athletes, and actors. Such famous names include, Christopher Antley, Darrell Porter, [...]

1301, 2018

Does Recreational Drug Use Lead to Addiction? | Causes of Drug Addiction

January 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does Recreational Drug Use Lead to Addiction? Many people believe that recreational drug use is something you do on weekends or from time to time. Others believe it is something you do once or twice a year. However, the answer is not so easy. There are many circumstances that affect whether occasional drug or alcohol use leads to addiction. Most drugs of abuse may alter a person’s thinking and judgment, leading to health risks, including addiction, drugged driving and infectious disease. Most addicts start as casual users, either on weekends or when they are in social settings, such as parties, ball games, fights, etc. If you occasionally tamper with cocaine, amphetamines, or other illicit drugs on the weekends are you an addict? What about if you have a drink of alcohol 3-4 nights a week, is that considered an addiction?  The differences between recreational drug use, and addiction are [...]

601, 2018

Is Marijuana an Opiate? A Legal Opiate on the Rise?

January 6th, 2018|Tags: , |

Is Marijuana an Opiate? A Legal Opiate on the Rise? With the recent buzz on the passing of legalization of Marijuana  in numerous states and the lack of Marijuana falling into a primary drug category many may question, "Is Marijuana an Opiate?" Marijuana which goes by numerous names such as Weed, Pot, Cannabis, Grass, Dope, Reefer, Ganja, Hash, Herb, Chronic and numerous other slang names was until recently the most widely abused illicit drug.  According to NIH, “ The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)” .Some of the effects of marijuana may be similar to that of opiates. These mixed effects leave the drug uncategorized, and the public confused. What is an Opiate? Synthetic versions of opiates are now considered opioids An opiate is a drug derived from opium poppies which other drugs that are legal and [...]

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