Basic Tools of Recovery

how to stop using drugs for good

How do you treat drug and alcohol addiction? When it comes to addiction, there isn’t a “one size fits all” method of treatment. Each person who seeks help for substance abuse has their own history, their own story, and their own challenges. So why does it feel like addiction professionals keep suggesting the same few […]

The Holistic Rehab Hype

Equine therapy at holistic rehab: a girl rides a horse in a field

A popular word these days is “holistic.” It sounds nice and brings up visions of art therapy and petting horses. But what exactly is “Holistic Treatment?” Why do so many rehab facilities use the word holistic? Which ones are really offering high quality holistic treatment?

The Best Gift You Can Give

the best gift you can give is a sober you

Everyone wants different gifts for the Holidays. But there is one thing that every one of your family and friends want. And you’re capable of giving it to them.

Benzodiazepines

benzodiazepines are found in prescription pill bottles

Another highly addictive type of substance is benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”). Benzos are a type of CNS depressant. They’re primarily prescribed for anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

Depressants

certain pills and drinks are depressants and slow the central nervous system

Depressants act on the central nervous system to slow down brain and neural activity. This class of drugs includes barbiturates, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and alcohol.

Amphetamines

prescription amphetamine pills spill out of a prescription pill bottle

In the US, people use amphetamines both illegally on the streets and legally as prescription medications.

Stimulants

lines of white powder on a table represent cocaine, a deadly stimulant street drug

One of the most widely abused classification of psychoactive substances, besides opioids, are stimulants. Stimulants include drugs such as Nicotine, Caffeine, MDMA, Amphetamines, and Cocaine.

Drugs Can Kill

there are many drugs and substances besides opiates that can be deadly

It the midst of the opioid epidemic, it often feels as if the plethora of other drugs are ignored. This might make those affected by non-opioids feel as if they are less important or less at risk. That’s not the case at all. Non-opioid drugs can (and do) kill thousands of people every year.