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…

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…

Since Vicodin addiction is very common in young teens, it is important for parents, friends and other family members to know what the symptoms of Vicodin addiction are. If these symptoms are spotted early on, this will greatly benefit the person who is addicted. The sooner an addiction is noticed, the sooner the addict will…

The use and abuse of prescription drugs like Rohypnol among Native Americans is higher than most other ethnic groups. On average, Native American youth are three times more likely than other ethnic groups to overdose on prescription drugs resulting in a fatal occurrence. Over a quarter of Native Americans between the ages of 18 and…

Steroids, or more appropriately anabolic steroids, are synthetic chemicals related to male sex hormones. Medically, anabolic steroids are commonly used as hormone replacement therapy in some men, teens suffering from late puberty, and for muscle loss in certain diseases. However, bodybuilders and athletes (among others), who use them to build muscles and enhance performance, commonly…

It is easy to get bogged down in statistics and miss the truths of recreational drug use and addiction. 18-25 year-olds are using LSD, other hallucinogens and a variety of drugs. If you are a young adult, you are not immune to addiction. If you are a parent worried about an adult child, don’t deny…