Are Drugs Like Flakka Simply a Sign of Thrill-seeking?

Trends come and go, preferences ebb and flow and names change with the speed of a fighter jet. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest hip drug of choice, but it’s important to remain aware of what’s happening out on the street, inside schools, behind closed doors at college dorms or out […]

The Facts On Alcohol Poisoning

Just because we’ve been able to pinpoint a negative behavior and give it a name, doesn’t mean we’re able to curb it. The term “alcohol poisoning” is a fairly new addition to our American lexicon, but the problem existed even before we knew what to call it. Awareness is only a first step in addressing […]

US Drug Use By the Numbers

The results are in. The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings¹ has been released. The report is a joint project prepared by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by […]

Marijuana’s Negative Effects On the Brain Are Greater In Younger Users

Often, when it comes to drugs, we tend to use a sliding scale in determining their potential danger. Alcohol and marijuana are gray areas for many, who argue that they can be used responsibly. While alcohol is legal for adults and many people consume it responsibly, pot is still not legal in most states, and […]

Paying for Treatment

When you or a loved one is in need of drug or alcohol treatment, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to pay for it. Finances shouldn’t be a barrier to anyone getting vital, life-saving help. And even if the money for treatment IS available, getting access to it can […]