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California Sober – Is It Real and What Does It Mean?

The buzzword for this week is “California Sober,” or for those that aren’t native to the state, “Cali Sober,” because not many people born and raised in the Golden State actually ever use the term “Cali” except in jest or when singing songs about it. The term California Sober is gaining traction after Demi Lovato […]


The 5 Stages of Addiction Behavioral Roadmap

It’s impossible to know exactly how many people in the United States battle addiction issues, but it is possible to isolate the 5 Stages of Addiction most people generally follow along the road to getting there. If we narrow the focus solely to alcohol, opioids and other drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines, experts […]


Virtual IOP Program Online From Home For Addiction & Mental Health

Our new Virtual IOP Program Online is the safest and most convenient way for anyone to receive the benefits of outpatient treatment for addiction and mental health issues from the comfort of your own home. It also solves the problem for people searching for IOP Program Near Me because it is available from anywhere. Note: […]


What is the Difference Between Molly (MDMA) & Sally (MDA)?

Known on the street as “Sally,” the MDA drug is closely related to “Molly” or “Ecstasy,” the street names for MDMA. Some people refer to it as the “sass drug” or simply “sass” because it is made from safrole oil that comes from the sassafras plant and is considered a hallucinogen In December 2015, the […]


How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System?

One of the most frequently asked questions by teens and young adults is “how long do drugs stay in your system?” Testing for the presence of illegal drugs in a person’s system has been around for quite some time now, and new technologies in drug screenings have made these tests nearly impossible to beat. Parents […]


The Gabapentin High – Misuse and Abuse of Neurontin Painkiller on the Rise

The medication Gabapentin (Neurontin) is considered a safe, non-addictive alternative to opioid painkillers. Recently, though, law enforcement and health care professionals witnessed a spike in the number of arrests and hospital visits associated with gabapentin abuse and people only using it to get high. “We started hearing from pharmacists about people trying to get early […]


Polysubstance Abuse: Addicted to the ‘High’ Rather Than the Drugs

Most people are familiar with the term “substance abuse,” but many have never heard of “polysubstance abuse.” Until there’s a social consensus, it bears repeating that addiction is a complex and complicated disease of the brain. People develop the condition for a variety of different reasons, which makes plotting out an effective treatment approach a […]


Dsuvia – Controversial Opioid Painkiller Developed by the DoD

Despite criticism from several members of its own advisory committee, and in the midst of a national epidemic of opioid overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in late 2018, approved a new opioid painkiller called Dsuvia. Originally developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) for use on the battlefield, the tablet is smaller than […]


Isotonitazene: A New and Potentially Deadly Synthetic Opioid

The epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths might not be in the headlines as much as it used to be, but the crisis continues to ravage parts of the United States. A deadly new synthetic opioid called Isotonitazene has now been added to the mix and is showing up in the Midwest. The nation […]


Oxycodone Side Effects and Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know

It’s important to be aware of Oxycodone side effects and it’s potential to cause addiction. Even though the opioid epidemic is showing signs of slowing down, it still poses a major health issue in the United States. People affected by this are those who need opioids for pain management, and also others who use them […]


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