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Going Nowhere Fast

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

“Going nowhere fast” is a description of the millions that are on stimulants, particularly methamphetamine. The Meth Task Force has done an excellent job of shining a bright light on the horrors of methamphetamine abuse. Those ugly pictures of some pitiful users are sure to stop a lot of people from ever trying the stuff. […]

FDA Suicide Warnings For Antidepressants

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

On Sept 14, 2004, an FDA panel voted 18 to 5 to require manufacturers of all antidepressants to add black box warnings to their product labeling. A month later, the FDA adopted the panel’s recommendations. The warning reads in part;  Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. A “black box” warning is the […]

Addiction and Addiction Treatment

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

Addiction and Addiction Treatment   When talking about addiction, it is a possibility that the particular thing to which an individual is addicted to may not be immediately known. However, it is common that what may come to an individual’s mind at the mention of addiction is that with regards to drugs or substances like […]

Drug Rehab for Meth Use

by joan_young on December 2, 2012

Drug Rehab for Meth Use   The history of meth, otherwise known as methamphetamine, is long and twisted. It was created as long-lasting and effective weight loss drug. It was effective, but also made the user highly addicted. It’s original uses were to lose weight, increase alertness, self-esteem, and sexual libido. It causes these reactions […]

Drug Rehab for the Effects of Marijuana

by joan_young on December 2, 2012

Drug Rehab for the Effects of Marijuana   Marijuana has been known as a gateway drug for decades in the United States. It is infamous for its role in music, movie concepts, and even television shows. Many of these songs and shows depict the effects of marijuana in a funny or humorous way. In reality, […]

Drug Rehab for Cocaine and its Effects on the Human Body What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. It’s known as blow, Angie, C, Charlie, crack, coke, flake, hard, freebase, Henry, nose candy, snow, rock or stardust. It is routed to form cocaine […]

Facts and Potentially Fatal Effects of Cocaine Abuse

by joan_young on December 2, 2012

Cocaine abuse is a common problem in America and most prominent amongst urban communities.  Why? Because cocaine is affordable and can be easily administered in several ways.

Marijuana: Is it Really a Drug?

by joan_young on February 2, 2012

What is marijuana? Marijuana is a dangerous drug because it kills a person’s energy, ambitions and goals. It is toxic to the body and the brain and in extreme cases can even cause users to hear voices. It burns of the vitamins in the brain which then causes depression, anxiety, stress and sleep problems. It […]

Heroin and Oxycontin Addiction Drug Rehab

by joan_young on February 2, 2012

Heroin and Oxycontin Addiction Drug Rehab   It is no secret that Oxycontin abuse has become an epidemic and heroin abuse is on the increase also. In fact, because the drugs are almost identical, Oxycontin has become a gateway drug for heroin – addicts buy heroin when they can’t afford their Oxycontin.