November 30, 2021

6 Common Risk Factors for Stimulant Use Disorders

Understanding the causes and relative risk factors for stimulant misuse can be an important step in identifying and preventing SUDs. Early identification and treatment can be […]
November 11, 2021

7 Key Facts About Benzodiazepines

Many physicians have what could be described as mixed feelings for benzodiazepines. On one hand, benzodiazepines (or benzos, as they’re often called) are an incredibly effective […]
October 5, 2021

Why “Fake Weed” is Especially Risky

“Fake weed”, also called “K2” or “Spice” among countless brand and street names all refer to synthetic cannabis, a class of man-made drugs with similar effects […]
September 30, 2021

What Makes Club Drugs So Dangerous?

Though so-called club and party drugs are not especially dangerous compared to substances like opioids, the circumstances in which they tend to be consumed presents some […]
August 31, 2021

What You Should Know About Ketamine

When it was first introduced as a pain reliever back in the 1960s, ketamine was considered to be safer than the earlier generation drugs it replaced. […]
August 24, 2021
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Why Early Drug and Alcohol Intervention is Critical

Interventions for possible substance use disorder (SUD) can happen at any point, regardless of whether it’s newly emergent or advanced. But as with most physiological and […]
August 19, 2021

Why Cocaine Gets You Hooked

Table of Contents How Does Cocaine Change Your Brain? Other Effects of Regular Cocaine Use Can You OD From Cocaine? Resources   Few illicit drugs have […]
August 10, 2021

Does Meditation and Mindfulness Aid Addiction Recovery?

In the past generation, meditation has gone from being a fringe practice to a mainstream treatment in psychiatry and addiction treatment. A growing number of studies […]
August 3, 2021
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Are The Terms “Alcoholism” and “Addiction” Outdated?

If you’ve been following mental health literature or even news articles over the past 10 or so years, you may have seen a subtle yet significant […]