Articles by Author Lucas Fernandez

Xylazine (Tranq) Facts and Stats

Xylazine (Tranq) Facts and Stats

While it is not a new drug, xylazine has become more widespread in recent years. Although xylazine has become more infamous as time progresses due to how common it’s become, it’s still not common knowledge what xylazine is, how it works, and if it’s as dangerous as...

The Current State of Fentanyl in AZ

The Current State of Fentanyl in AZ

Painkillers are intended to help people with a medical need cope with temporary or chronic pain. Synthetic opioids are among the strongest painkillers available and can act as powerful sedatives. Some common, infamous drugs like morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone...

Is Alcohol a Drug?

Is Alcohol a Drug?

When most people think of addiction, drugs like heroin, cocaine or fentanyl usually come to mind. These are powerful addictive substances that can have a dramatic negative impact on the lives of both the person with the addiction and their loved ones. Perhaps even...

The Importance of Motivation in Recovery

The Importance of Motivation in Recovery

Recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD) is a long and often discouraging process. It is easy to lose hope and slip into relapse without the proper motivation to keep you striving for a brighter future. Finding this motivation is not always simple, but when you do, it can be one of the most important factors in your recovery.

Alcoholism and the Brain

Alcoholism and the Brain

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that is characterized by uncontrolled drinking of alcoholic beverages as well as a preoccupation with alcohol. Also known as alcohol dependence, alcoholism has the ability to take over the life of an individual to the point where they experience a physical inability to stop drinking, especially at times when alcoholic beverages are present.

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