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…

A solid form of cocaine that produces a hard-hitting, short-lived high, crack cocaine is one of the most addictive illicit drugs in circulation today. Manufactured from cocaine with a baking soda or similar base, crack circulates heavily in urban environments, notorious for its affordable street price and “crackling” sound when smoked. Because of the toxic…

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…

When you learn that a loved one is experimenting with LSD, you learn that you have the opportunity to make a change. You can help a child, parent, friend or coworker. You can look for signs that someone is experimenting with LSD. You can reach out in an appropriate and effective way. Increased Anxiety or…

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, two-thirds of the 18-25 year-old population abuse Rohypnol. As this drug continually infiltrates this specific group, more and more young adults suffer the consequences of drug abuse. People in this age group abuse Rohypnol in any of the following locations: College parties account for a large majority of…