November 9, 2018

Opioid Misuse Warning Signs

The National Vital Statistics System indicates that 115 Americans die from drug toxicity each day. However, it is often the case that overdose deaths come as a surprise to loved ones, more times than you might think. Those who find themselves battling substance use disorder learn fairly quickly that...

February 12, 2016

WHAT IS A “GATEWAY” DRUG?

We've come a long way since the days of "Reefer Madness," the 1936 cautionary and highly exaggerated propaganda film, depicting marijuana as a scary and mind-controlling substance. In fact, instead of warning our children of the powerful and dangerous effects of cannabis, we are legalizing the use of the...

May 8, 2014

MEDICAL VS SOCIAL DETOX – WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE?

One-size-fits all works well for many things. It's convenient when measurements aren't required for fitting. However, when it comes to detoxing from substance abuse, medical assessment and treatment planning is paramount. One size does not fit all. Detoxification, the period when substance is purged from the body, is always the...

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