What Is THC?
With the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana, many people are asking: what is THC? By definition, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main mind-altering ingredient in the cannabis Sativa or Indica plant. THC is similar to the naturally occurring cannabinoid chemicals in the human body. In the US, marijuana is the second most used psychotropic drug […]
Marijuana and Education
Because of the many higher-level drugs, there is a false belief that cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) is the least harmful. Although it may not be as overtly obvious, in reality, marijuana abuse ruins lives. Using marijuana and education settings, in particular, do not mix. The former pulls dreams downward, while the latter lifts them upward. […]
Do I Need Substance Abuse Treatment?
One of the most difficult parts of addiction is the lack of ability to be self-aware and seek substance abuse treatment. Survival mechanisms in the brain make it difficult to see the negative consequences of drinking or using during addiction. What happens is that the brain begins to believe that the person needs substances in […]
Benzo Withdrawal Timeline
Benzos are both physically and psychologically addictive and can cause severe and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The benzo withdrawal timeline is longer than many other substances, meaning that you can continue experiencing lingering withdrawal symptoms for weeks after your last use. Benzo withdrawal can also cause seizures and depression, making it best to seek help from […]
What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning?
Have you made it a habit of drinking too much? Now you’re dealing with a situation where you think you went too far. Did you experience symptoms of alcohol poisoning? Here’s what you need to know before it happens again. Typical Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning Although your body’s symptoms may be different, there are bound […]
Opioids vs Opiates
As humans, we do all we can to avoid pain and suffering. In fact, pain relief makes up a significant portion of medical treatment today. For some pain, over-the-counter medications just do not provide relief. That is why many people turn to their doctors for help. However, do you know the difference between opioids vs […]
What Are Opioids?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, about 100 million people suffer from pain every year in the United States. Between 9 and 12 million of them have persistent or chronic pain. Because of that, doctors write millions of opioid prescriptions each year. However, more people should ask their doctors, “What are opioids?” before they […]