Symptoms of Heroin Detox

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Detox

Heroin is a highly addictive drug which can have lifelong, negative consequences. When heroin exits the system, an individual experiences severe withdrawal symptoms, which vary in terms of intensity and duration depending on many factors. Learn what to expect during withdrawal and how to seek help for a heroin detox. Effects of Withdrawal When heroin Read More…

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

It is possible to consume more marijuana than necessary, although impossible to experience toxic overdose. When too much marijuana is eaten, symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting or even a sensation of dying may occur but it is not fatal. Recognizing symptoms of a marijuana overdose can be helpful in seeking treatment and learning Read More…

Peer Pressure and Teen Drug Use

Peer Pressure and Teen Drug Use

Peer pressure can be a difficult thing for teens to overcome with school, friends and others in the community exerting both positive and negative influence. A peer group may have more influence on a teen’s choices than parents, mentors or other adults. It is important to learn how to stand up against peer pressure of Read More…

How Long Does a DUI Stay on My Record?

How Long Does a DUI Stay on My Record?

Driving under the influence (DUI) can bring feelings of guilt and remorse. A conviction can negatively impact a person’s life and alter the driving record. The personal consequences to oneself and others are far greater for a person who drinks and drives than one who plans ahead and takes responsibility. Find out how a DUI Read More…

Is Cocaine Considered a Narcotic?

Is Cocaine Considered a Narcotic?

Legally, cocaine is considered a narcotic in the United States. Medically, cocaine is not considered a narcotic. Learn more about the differences and how cocaine came to be classified as a narcotic drug. Medical Narcotic A medical narcotic causes pain relief starting in the brain. How the brain perceives pain can be impacted by opioid Read More…

Saving Face After Addiction

Saving Face After Addiction

The importance of embracing failure cannot be overstated. Learning from one’s own mistakes is important in learning the path of recovery after addiction. Regaining credibility following a misstep or mistake can feel difficult, if not impossible (depending on the infraction). Saving face can be an important lesson in how to come back from adversity. Learn Read More…