06 Dec 2012
In 1996, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a psycho stimulant that assists those with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Used properly, the drug helps many children and adults focus on routine tasks that they encounter throughout their day.
06 Dec 2012
Sold under street names like Spice, K2, Black Mamba, Mr. Smiley, Mr. Nice Guy and Red X Dawn, synthetic marijuana has managed to fool young people into cruel addiction under the guise of a safe alternative to illegal pot. The substance was banned by the Federal government this past summer but not before young people were sucked into the lie that somehow a man-made version of the drug could provide all of the benefits and none of the dangers posed by naturally occurring marijuana.
Working through the hard struggle of recovery from substance abuse can be frustrating. Oftentimes individuals in substance abuse rehab go through a stage of anger, especially in the early stages of recovery. Anger may be held deep within or come bursting forth in physical or verbal aggression.
Drug addiction affects the entire family, from the addict’s oldest grandma to youngest baby. In fact, it’s the child of an addict who may be most vulnerable to an adult’s addiction to prescription or illegal substances. Whether you’re an addict yourself or the family member of one, protecting the babies, children, and teens you love is a priority.
28 Nov 2012
You have made the commitment to sobriety and have been living clean and sober for quite some time now. As you have moved through the process, you feel the stirrings of your heart to begin a family. You know you are clean and are not worried about bringing the addiction into this process but wonder when the best time to start a family may be. Understanding your place in the addiction recovery process, your support systems, and health in a variety of areas will enable you to make a decision that is best for your future.
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is the technical name for what most people familiarly call anabolic steroids, or just steroids. Steroids are synthetic variations of testosterone, one of the male sex hormones. The term anabolic refers to way steroids promote the growth of muscle mass, while androgenic refers to the increase in male secondary sexual characteristics that result from taking steroids.
26 Nov 2012
Blood doping is an umbrella term for any technique by which athletes artificially increase their blood’s ability to transport oxygen. While blood doping is generally included under discussions of performance enhancing drugs, this method of performance enhancement need not involve the use of drugs at all. Nevertheless, the competitive advantages that blood doping can confer have led to all blood doping practices being banned by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and most international sporting organizations.
25 Nov 2012
Drug abuse isn’t relegated to a youthful demographic. The public perception is that older folks have either never had a drug problem or have dealt with it in their youth and moved on. But grandparents and great-grandparents of the millennial generation are popping pills in larger numbers than ever, and it’s not over-the-counter meds, it’s illicit and prescription drugs.