December 31, 2018

Addiction triggers are people, places, or events that remind us of a reason we often used to drink or use drugs. Whether it’s booze on New Year’s, a cigarette to relieve stress when stuck in traffic, or compulsive eating at a party to soothe social anxiety, all addicts...

December 29, 2018

Marijuana is the most commonly abused psychoactive drug. As a dry, shredded mix of the flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant cannabis sativa, marijuana is usually smoked. However, smoked marijuana can cause respiratory problems or immune system deficiencies....

December 28, 2018

It’s often expected that teens will experiment with alcohol and possibly get into some trouble here and there. However, when teens become addicted to alcohol, it can derail an otherwise bright future.

Parents who are concerned about teen alcohol abuse generally watch th...

December 27, 2018

What is Glue Sniffing?

Glue Sniffing is a form of inhalant abuse. Those who sniff glue are intoxicating fumes from the solvents found in the adhesives. Often people will sniff glue as a way to escape from the stress of daily life or to fill in for boredom. It is growing...

December 26, 2018

Cocaine As A Drug

Cocaine is produced from the leaves of the coca plant. The plant is cultivated in large quantities in South America. However, cocaine is an illicit drug and its production is a synthetic process. Coca leaves are mixed with an array of chemicals like su...

December 25, 2018

On a warm October day, I hurried to class, maneuvering around groups of slower-moving students. I checked my phone – fifteen minutes before class started, enough time to buy myself a cup of tea. Approaching the entrance, I smelled the faint scent of fresh cigarette smo...