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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.

Compulsive Eating Disorder

Addiction is most commonly associated with drugs and alcohol but the disease of addiction can manifest itself in many ways. For example, some other common problem areas of addiction are gambling, pornography, and eating. People sometimes get addicted to multiple things. While the manifestations differ, the causes are often the same. These can include fear,

What Is Fentanyl Used For?

Most people are familiar with or know someone that takes popular prescription drugs like Xanax or Adderall, but fentanyl may be one prescription drug that is not as widely used. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be similarly compared to morphine but is anywhere from 50 to 100 time more potent. Fentanyl is most

A Changing of the Guard

These days Mexican drug cartels are in the forefront of people’s minds when they think about the opioid epidemic. Our southern neighbor has vast poppy fields and tons of heroin are smuggled across the border each year. The violence associated with these drug organizations is frightening. Their power and influence reach across Mexico and across

AA: The First Step Toward Recovery

“Step One is really about a change of mentality that prepares you for the rest of the steps” 12 Step Programs Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are both 12-step programs of recovery. Both fellowships have the same primary purpose and are open to anyone who believes that they have a problem. You can

Why Do Addicts Crave Sugar

Coming off of drugs and transitioning into a sober lifestyle can be difficult. Many of the brain and body’s hormonal, neurological and chemical processes are just starting to regain balance from all of the damage incurred by the drug use. This can leave drug users experiencing a variety of uncomfortable feelings, symptoms, and behaviors that

Who Caused the Opioid Crisis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 70,000 drug overdose deaths in America in 2017. 47,000 were from opioids and 36% of those were from prescription opioids. Most of these prescription pain medication overdose deaths were a result of drugs like fentanyl, codeine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin; all of which