Secrets of Marijuana

Common misconception paints marijuana as an entirely harmless herbal substance; one used for recreation, and one resulting in very minor and insignificant changes in functionality – both mental and physical. Many proponents even vehemently claim that marijuana has the potential to help cure addiction. They vow that it a harmless alternative to other, more chemically […]


What is Narcan, and How Does it Work?

what is narcan

Over the course of the past several years, the national number of opioid-related overdose deaths have skyrocketed to deeply upsetting and unparalleled rates. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the number of total deaths has quadrupled since 1999, with more than 15,000 opioid-related deaths in 2015 alone. The most commonly abused […]


Who is Responsible for the Major Drug Crisis?

percocet pills

Who is Responsible for the Major Drug Crisis? Drug trafficking is a tricky and difficult subject in society these days. Drug trafficking crimes often lead to particularly lengthy prison sentences. People who are involved in trafficking frequently face consequences that are exactly like those for first-degree felonies. People who engage in these illicit drug trade […]


Am I an Addict?

Am I an Addict? Addiction is a powerful and baffling disease; a physical, mental, and emotional disease marked by psychological symptoms such as pathological lying, denial, and unrelenting self-deceit. Addiction is also a highly progressive disease – one that may initially show up in the form of a bad habit, and steadily escalate until it […]


Alcoholism and Mental Health

mental health

It is often difficult for psychiatric and medical professionals to properly diagnose mental illness in patients who are struggling with an active chemical dependency. Heavy drinking (associated with alcoholism) often contributes to, coexists with, or directly results from the presence of varying psychiatric syndromes. In order to accurately diagnose patients that struggle with co-occurring disorders, […]