While FDA-approved as an anesthetic for painful procedures, ketamine has many other identities — most of which are infamously threatening to life and health. But could it be that, if professionally administered, it also offers great hope to millions with certain mental health conditions? Perhaps. As a psychedelic club drug, “Special K” (as ketamine is…

What do you really know about this popular painkiller that is increasingly being abused? We hear so much about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, but how much do we really know about the prescription pain relievers at the center of the news stories? Hydrocodone Basics Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic…

One of the most concerning issues we fact in the United States is the opioid epidemic. For the past two decades, millions of Americans have become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of annual overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers has seen a 2.8-fold increase…

It’s one thing to say that addiction is growing on college campuses. However, seeing the numbers paints a more vivid picture. Take a closer look at college student addiction statistics to see the areas that require the most work. Alcohol Kills More than 2,000 Students Annually A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental…

Recent years have seen the rise in popularity of several unexpected substances like bath salts, synthetic marijuana and W-18, which is the latest of these threats. These mysterious drugs often burst onto the scene accompanied by news reports and a sudden surge in overdose deaths seen in communities throughout the U.S and Canada. Just when…

Reason suggests the more widely and socially acceptable a behavior becomes — even something illegal in most states — the more likely those who adapt the behavior are to think said behavior is harmless. Certainly those who use marijuana recreationally are inclined to hold to that opinion. But according to a recent study by researchers…

Becoming a parent is one of the biggest commitments a person can make. What could be powerful enough to make a parent neglect and abuse their children? Methamphetamine can. It makes not only the user’s life a mess, it also separates children from their parents in many cases. The foster care system is busy with…

LSD is illegal in most areas of the world because of its harmful effects. This psychedelic drug can cause such grand delusions and horrific hallucinations that it may create a harmful – possibly even deadly – situation for both the user and anyone near them. Nonetheless, LSD abuse continues around the world. About 230 million…

A hidden addiction is a challenge for both individuals and families. Addiction can cause behaviors such as continuous denial, pushing family and friends away, and acting in ways that can damage relationships, goals and character. These behaviors result in emotional stress and frustration for everyone involved. But in many cases, the denial that fuels secrecy…