Health tips after addiction treatment

Recovering from addiction is quite challenging, however, what could prove to be more tasking, is living a healthy life. At the initial stage, you will have to deal with the cravings and temptations associated with your addiction. Typically, you will have been armed with the necessary life skills during addiction treatment. Life after addiction is […]

What are opiates?

Opiates are commonly referred to as narcotics. And they are central nervous system depressants that are conventionally prescribed to relieve pain. Opiates produce two effects when they are taken: Pain relief and pleasure. Common prescription opiates that are commonly abused are: Morphine, Cough syrups containing codeine, Meperidine and Paregoric containing opium. There are three broad […]

Preventing Relapse

Relapse is not an event, rather it is a process. It is interesting to note that Relapse is not something that starts within the blink of an eye. It is a process which has a long time coming, probably weeks or months before the actual manifestation. When addiction treatment has been completed, there is always […]

What is Marijuana?

In the world today, one of the most abused drugs is marijuana. Some school of thoughts believe marijuana is safe while others don’t. And while marijuana is legal in some places, it is illegal in other places. Our body does not recognize if a drug is legal or not. However, it only responds to the […]

What is MDMA?

MDMA is a synthetic party drug that is commonly ingested in tablet form. The name “MDMA” is taken from its chemical name “3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine”.  This drug is colloquially known as “molly” in addition to its abbreviated name “MDMA”.  The effects of MDMA can be said to lie somewhere between those of a stimulant and a hallucinogen. In […]

What Is Cocaine?

Cocaine is an addictive, stimulant substance originating from south america. Cocaine is derived from south american coca leaves which had a long history of being chewed for their stimulant properties before chemists isolated the cocaine itself to realize its most commonly known form as a white powder. Cocaine takes the appearance of a fine white […]

Signs Of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an opioid that is closely related to morphine, a pain medication commonly used in clinical settings. Heroin may be smoked, snorted or injected. It is a highly addictive drug that is taken in order to produce euphoria in the drug user. Quitting heroin must be done within the safety of a detox center […]

New Life Detoxification Controversy

New Life Detoxification is a contentious detoxification program provided by the narconon organization that strives to remove all traces of toxic and addictive drugs from the body. The program consists of exercise, sauna sessions and hydration and vitamin ingestion. The program has been criticized in the past as not being grounded in medical fact, and […]

What is Narconon ?

Narconon is an international drug treatment organization with branches in 26 organizations. It was founded by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1966 and operates with partial government funding in a number of localities. Narconon’s mission is a simple yet powerful one: to lead those who wish to live drug free lives onto the path […]