The Basics of Substance Abuse Treatment

When individuals struggle with substance abuse, the most effective means of treatment is to enroll in professional treatment programs. These programs typically offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment, support groups, relapse prevention classes, and more. It’s important to understand the basics of these programs as well as 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 […]