While each generation of recreational drug users feels they invented the behavior, the substances they’re ingesting are rarely new. In fact, the use of hallucinogens dates back at least 2,500 years. On islands in the Lesser Antilles, archaeologists have discovered ancient bowls used for huffing hallucinogens. Other cultures also have long histories of using mind-altering…

For many who struggle with substance abuse, money is a powerful trigger. Just having a $20 bill is enough to send many users straight to a drug dealer. For someone with a substance abuse disorder, the use of money is connected to both getting high and to the stress that causes cravings. Because addiction chemically…

Crack cocaine is a powerful, addictive drug. A lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounds its use, yet dependence and addiction are surprisingly common. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over three percent of Americans have used crack.1 A large portion of these individuals have then struggled with substance use, dependence and…

“Party drugs” seem to imply fun, worry-free times. And lots of people see LSD as a relatively harmless drug. You or your friends may have even take one or both together without seeming to experience any problems. So what’s so dangerous about mixing the two? Is LSD a Safe Drug? It may be nearly impossible…

On This Page: What is Crystal Meth? The Role of Detoxification Treatment Options Therapy Models Ongoing Care Getting Help What is Crystal Meth? At the beginning of the year, people all around the world put together lists of resolutions to keep. Many of those resolutions don’t even last into the following month because life changes…

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a well-known street drug that people misuse for its mind-altering effects. Also known as “acid,” LSD is an illegal and uncontrolled substance, and it is rarely measured properly or distributed without toxic additives. LSD is a highly unpredictable drug. People who use it never know how their body will react…

It’s a well-known and established fact that a high percentage of street cocaine is laced with levamisole, a veterinary drug used to deworm animals. It’s not just odd: it can be deadly, literally eating the flesh of those who use it. In fact, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported that 82 percent of the cocaine it…

The reality is that all drugs cause harm. While the damage may come in a variety of different forms, the habit of drug abuse will eventually destroy users. In addition, most of the drugs typically abused cause harm on societal levels as well. The Most Damaging Drugs A fine line exists between an experimental bout…

In the addiction recovery process, a relapse to drug use or abuse isn’t a failure. It doesn’t mean that treatment isn’t working or that the person has a hopeless case of addiction that can never be addressed. It does mean that the current addiction treatment program might not be providing the person with the targeted help…