The Dangers of Fentanyl and Addiction
What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. Producers make it in a lab and chemically modify it to be stronger than other opioids such as heroin or morphine. Doctors prescribe it to patients in severe pain, most commonly after serious surgeries. Although fentanyl is present in a number of legal prescriptions, it’s now increasingly […]
How to Spot Early Signs of Methamphetamine Addiction
The Dangers of Methamphetamine Abuse Many people have heard the terms “meth” or “crystal meth.” Despite its common use in movies and television, methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous and illicit substance addictions. Since its chemical components are so corrosive, the drug’s effect on the user are incredibly damaging. Αs a highly addictive substance […]
What are the Dangers of Inhalants?
Throughout the 19th century, “laughing gas parties” were widely popularized and common among societal classes. By the late 20th century, most people were aware of “glue sniffing,” a recreational activity among teenagers and young adults. And although this category of psychoactive substances known as “inhalants” is still common until today, it remains a life-threatening substance abuse […]
Challenges Young Adults Face in Addiction Recovery
Every stage of life is different, with different opportunities and challenges. Addiction treatment is no exception. For most people struggling with a substance use disorder, the problem is not so much the substance as what’s going on in their lives. This makes context extremely important. Since life looks very different at different ages, it makes […]