Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

How Meth Takes Over Everything Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine [a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder]. Other common names for methamphetamine...
Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

How Horses Demonstrate Empathy Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Horses are sensitive, feeling-oriented prey animals. Because of this, their survival depends on their ability to sense any incongruence in their...
Molly: Designer Danger

Molly: Designer Danger

What is this drug called Molly and what makes it so dangerous?   Molly, a party drug also known as Ecstasy, is the synthetic drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the nickname Molly (slang for...
Purple Drank: What is it and why do teens think it’s cool?

Purple Drank: What is it and why do teens think it’s cool?

What is Purple Drank? Also known as lean, dirty sprite, sizzurp and syrup, purple drank is a drug concoction made from prescription cough syrup. The sugary drink has been made popular among teens and influenced by the hip-hop industry. Numerous celebrity rappers sing...
Warning : Pain Pill Addiction

Warning : Pain Pill Addiction

In the United States, an average of one in 20 people in the U.S. (12 and older) admits to non-medical use of prescription painkillers. Misuse of painkillers represents more than three-fourths of the overall problem of prescription drug abuse. The pain pill hydrocodone...
The Pink Cloud of Sobriety

The Pink Cloud of Sobriety

The Pink Cloud: An Emotional High In early sobriety, you may find yourself experiencing emotional highs that feel like you’re on cloud nine. After rehab, your recovery program may include going to lots of meetings and making a list of recovery goals. When you achieve...
Dual Diagnosis Vs Co-Occurring Disorder

Dual Diagnosis Vs Co-Occurring Disorder

Dual Diagnosis or Dual Disorder or Co-Occurring Disorder Dual Diagnosis or Dual Disorder refers to an individual who has both a mental disorder and a substance abuse disorder. The term co-occurring disorder is a more recent term that means the same thing. It can also...
Schedule 1 Drugs: Marijuana Debate

Schedule 1 Drugs: Marijuana Debate

What are Drug Schedules? Drug schedules are classifications of drugs, substances, and chemicals based upon their abuse potential, medical applications and safety. There are five drug schedules in total. For a complete list of drug schedules, visit dea.gov.   ...
Dangers of Substance Abuse

Dangers of Substance Abuse

Dangers of Substance Abuse Addicts who have the ability to function each day may not realize how their substance abuse use patterns are harming them. However, the longer they ignore their addiction, the apter they are to suffer mental, emotional and physical...