Rise of Heroin Use in PA and How Naloxone Might Help
Rise of Heroin Use in PA and How Naloxone Might Help

October 8th, 2015 Blog
It is no exaggeration to say an epidemic of heroin use has swept across Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, there have been overdoses, distribution busts, more people seeking assistance for heroin addiction, and countless families struggling to save their loved ones from the heroin plague. In one weekend, eight p more...

Your Guide to Effective Depression Treatment

September 30th, 2015 Blog
Since the rise of anti-depressants in the early 1990s, “depression” has become a bit of a buzzword in American culture. While you might feel “depressed” after a setback at work or even a loss by your favorite sports team, those feelings alone do not constitute clinical or major depression. Even though many p more...

media and reinforcing addictive behavior
Media and Reinforcing Addictive Behavior

September 24th, 2015 Blog
We see it every day on TV, in music, and in the movies: glorification of addictive behaviors. How many times have the following scenarios been exalted?        Young people, often underage, get “wasted” at a party and have tons of fun.        Famous people use drugs and enter into one-night stands and more...

What Should You Do If You’re Pregnant and Addicted?

September 17th, 2015 Blog
The use of illegal drugs and alcohol is harmful for any woman, but more so if she’s pregnant. As the substances go through her bloodstream, they are passed on to the unborn baby through the umbilical cord and placenta. Seeking pregnancy addiction treatment for drug or alcohol abuse is not always a popular choice. How more...

Surprising Findings About School Policies That Prevent Pot Use

September 16th, 2015 Blog
Although schools pride themselves on their strict anti-drug use stance, they may be inadvertently encouraging teens to experiment with drugs. Schools with stringent suspension policies for drug infractions are not as effective at preventing future drug use as those that offer pot recovery counseling. Abstinence and Co more...

Inhalant Addiction and Treatment

September 11th, 2015 Blog
Inhalants produce effects similar to alcohol and are created from a diverse group of substances that include volatile solvents, gases, and nitrites that are sniffed, snorted, huffed or bagged. The substances used are found in common household products such as glues, lighter fluid, cleaning fluids, and paint products. I more...

Heroin Addiction Recovery

September 11th, 2015 Blog
Processed from morphine, heroin, also called H, horse, smack, dope, and junk, is the most abused and rapidly acting opiate available. Morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. Typically found in a white or brownish powder form, heroin also is found as more...

OxyContin Addiction Treatment Center

September 11th, 2015 Blog
Oxycodone, sometimes known as OxyContin, oxycodone, hillbilly heroin, oxy, OC, and kicker, is an opiate derived from morphine and is legally prescribed for pain relief. Found in the prescription drug OxyContin, it is a Schedule II narcotic analgesic, is highly addictive, and abusers usually require the help of an OxyCo more...

Benzodiazepines Addiction and Treatment

September 10th, 2015 Blog
Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax are addictive drugs which are often used therapeutically to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and to prevent seizures. Benzodiazepines act as hypnotics in high doses, anxiolytics in moderate doses, and sedatives in low doses. Benzodiazepines affe more...

Cocaine Addiction

September 10th, 2015 Blog
Cocaine Addiction Help People have abused cocaine for nearly 100 years. Derived from the pure chemical cocaine hydrochloride, it is a powerfully addictive substance and quitting without professional help for cocaine addiction is extremely difficult. The powdered, hydrochloride salt form of cocaine can be snorted or more...
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