Posts Tagged ‘Treatment’

On This Page: Step 1: Open With Affection Step 2: Describe Specific Behaviors Step 3: Detail the Problems Step 4: Outline Treatment Options Step 5: Express Love and Support Optional Step: Set Consequences Putting the Intervention Together Each time a family bands together and holds an addiction intervention, that family is taking one small step toward […]

Hydrocodone can be a dangerous drug to abuse by itself, but even more so when mixed with other substances, such as party drugs like meth or MDMA.   However, when hydrocodone is mixed with a party drug like meth or MDMA, the effects can be significantly more dangerous, and possibly fatal. This drug is a […]

Doctors should be more aware than anyone of the dangers of certain medications and the many ways that abusing them can be harmful. Despite all their knowledge on how to get and stay healthy, MDs and other healthcare providers are not immune from addiction and drug abuse. A recent news report of a doctor and […]

In an ironic twist, there was once concern that Bitcoin would be used to buy illegal drugs but now legal currency is being used to buy a drug called Bitcoin. This hot new brand of ecstasy pills is named after the peer-to-peer payment system introduced in 2009. Bitcoin in Europe This variant of MDMA is […]

Marijuana became legal for recreational use in Colorado on New Year’s Day 2014, but will it be a cash cow for local government? It’s estimated that the state will take in approximately $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana in the first 18 months after legislation, according to a report from the state’s Joint Budget […]

Is there a link between marijuana use and mental illness? Parents, teachers and other authority figures are quick to warn teens of the dangers of marijuana use, but of all the side effects cited, mental illness rarely gets a mention. Should it? Research conducted in the past decade has looked at just that, focusing on […]

The fashion and design worlds have always seemed to have a fascination with drugs and drug culture. From the flower-powered designs of the 1960s to heroin chic in the ‘90s, there’s a knowing wink by designers. The latest to take on trend is Jonathan Adler. Christmas shoppers can choose from a variety of drug-related items […]

For the casual drinker, it can be comforting to hear that a few glasses of wine each week can have health benefits. But promoting alcohol as “healthy” may be a bit of a stretch, especially for those who consume several drinks a day. Those who indulge at that level could be doing irreparable damage to […]

In the race to find a new high, some drug enthusiasts are turning to something called butane hash oil (aka BHO). This potent marijuana concentrate is far from what is found in a typical joint, though. In fact, BHO can exceed 80 percent THC content, compared to smoked marijuana, which averaged a THC content of […]

The pictures tell a gruesome tale: Gangrenous limbs, scaly skin, abscesses and painful lesions. It’s the work of a dangerous new drug called krokodil. It’s pronounced just like the green swamp dwellers found in Florida, but its bite can be even more deadly. Also known as “the flesh-eating drug,” it’s arrived on our shores from […]