Category: Addiction

Flakka: What Is This Drug and How Dangerous Is It?

Flakka: What Is This Drug and How Dangerous Is It?

Synthetic designer drugs like flakka and bath salts have wreaked havoc on communities across the U.S. in the last decade. But, what is flakka? The drug, a synthetic stimulant most often compared to bath salts, saw its popularity peak around 2015. Although its presence...
How Dangerous Are Whippets?

How Dangerous Are Whippets?

Many abused substances are readily available for purchase in local stores. You may even have one of the most popular substances of choice for teenagers and young adults in your kitchen at this very moment. Few of us give a second thought to having a can of whipped...
Why Is Meth Addiction Such a Big Problem in Arizona?

Why Is Meth Addiction Such a Big Problem in Arizona?

If you’ve watched the news lately, you may have noticed a dip in stories about meth. However, while it may not be the “drug of the moment” for the media, meth is still a huge problem for Arizonans. According to the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas...
The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Experiencing trauma can be especially damaging to someone at a young age. Because a child is such a vulnerable person whose brain is still in the early stages of development, traumatic experiences may create a much more damaging impact on their lives than it would an...
Creating an Effective Relapse Prevention Plan

Creating an Effective Relapse Prevention Plan

The road to recovery from drug dependence is long and arduous. After achieving sobriety, it can be incredibly difficult to keep from falling back into old habits. In addition to the uncomfortable physical sensations of denying your body something it has become...
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