What are the Consequences of Benzodiazepine Abuse?

What are the Dangers of Intravenous Drug Use?

  Injecting is one of the most dangerous routes of administration of drugs. Users choose the intravenous (IV) method of drug use because of its ability to produce immediate effects, but the potential dangers of IV drug abuse are extreme. Overdose and death are much more likely as a result of IV drug use, as well as a slew of …Read More

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal?

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal?

  Many people believe the misconception that, after we go through the process of withdrawal, we will return to a state of mental and physical normalcy. Unfortunately, after we go through detox, we still may face some uncomfortable symptoms for a longer period of time. Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) occurs after the acute stages of withdrawal and bring a variety …Read More

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Virtual Reality and Pain Relief

Pain is a real problem in the United States, and over the past few years, there has been a real push to cut down on the amount of narcotic medications that are being prescribed. For those who are truly in pain, the threat of losing their go-to method of relief is frightening. On the other hand, pain medications really don’t …Read More

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Grieving a Substance

For an alcoholic or an addict, getting clean and sober is about a lot more than just stopping drinking or using. Clearly, doing so is a necessary step to begin recovery, but beyond the physical craving is something much deeper. Psychologically, many of us have shaped our identities around our drug of choice. For instance, a woman may pride herself …Read More