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Ibogaine Treatment for Addiction

Ibogaine Treatment for Addiction

The last time that I was in detox, a heroin addict arrived the day after I did and was in terrible shape. When he was feeling a little bit better after a couple of days, we started getting to know each other. In talking about our experiences he told me something...

Pregnancy and Drug Addiction

Pregnancy and Drug Addiction

Like a pebble dropped in water, addiction has a ripple effect. The actions of an alcoholic or addict eventually impact the lives of family, friends, law enforcement, medical professionals, and strangers. Within this list of people, the most endangered are the babies...

What Does Meth Do To Your Skin?

What Does Meth Do To Your Skin?

Methamphetamine, (meth), is an odorless, white and bitter-tasting crystalline powder that can dissolve quickly in liquid substances. It is illegal and mostly taken in the form of snorting, smoking or injecting it into the bloodstream. Once ingested, meth produces an...

Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine for Depression

Until recently most of what I understood about ketamine was in the context of it being a party/club drug. I remember trying it in college the first time. Apparently I did too much and went into a “k-hole”. I was stuck on the couch. The world seemed far away, I...

Can Oxycontin Cause Depression?

Can Oxycontin Cause Depression?

Oxycontin is most commonly used to help relieve severe chronic pain (like those in cancer patients) and is classified as being a narcotic. It works mostly through activating certain neurotransmitters that change how your body responds to and feels pain. 

How to Live with an Addict

How to Live with an Addict

Living with an addict is hard and at times it may even come to the point of being impossible. Addicts tend to at one point or another be consumed by their addiction which means that their behavior starts to incorporate more lying, manipulation, emotional abuse, and...

Why Do People Use Heroin?

Why Do People Use Heroin?

For people who do not suffer from the disease of addiction, understanding why a loved one wants to start using, or continues to use, heroin can be confusing. Heroin is a drug derived from morphine and users experience its high from it rapidly binding to the brain’s natural opioid receptors, especially those that are responsible for things such as pain, pleasure, heart rate, breathing, and sleeping

What To Do If You Have A Drinking Problem

What To Do If You Have A Drinking Problem

A drinking problem can sometimes be hard to diagnose for a variety of reasons, especially if it’s not one that is personally experienced by you. In fact, many people, either themselves or someone they know, are affected by a drinking disorder. According to a national...

Safe Injection Sites

Safe Injection Sites

They are called by different names: safe injection sites, supervised injection sites, supervised consumption facilities, or drug consumption rooms. These government-sanctioned facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up in a clean, safe environment without fear of arrest.