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Physical and Psychological Dangers of Bath Salts

Bath salts are a mixture of synthetic drugs, that when ingested, snorted, smoked or injected, cause a powerful reaction that can be violent and out of control. The typical user is 20-29 years old, however, poison control centers report getting calls ... Read more

Is Drug Abuse Grounds For Divorce?

Drug abuse is defined as a "dependence on an illegal drug or a medication," according to the Mayo Clinic. Whether one married partner smokes marijuana regularly, shoots heroin or relies on alcoholic drinks to function, substance addiction or abuse ca... Read more

Who Attends Intensive Outpatient Rehabilitation?

Intensive outpatient rehabilitation is a non-residential substance abuse program, requiring frequent attendance. In many cases, the daily meetings last several hours. For example, one program in Tennessee requires participants to attend group session... Read more

What is Residential Rehabilitation for Substance Abuse?

Residential rehab offers services for clients who live on the premises during their treatment. If your loved one is going into residential rehab, he or she will be gone from 28 days to two years, depending on the program. Center environments range fr... Read more

What is Med Seeking?

Med seeking is when a drug addict tries to get pill prescriptions from doctors with the intent of using the pills to get high or to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Med seekers go to emergency rooms because of addictions to pain pills (opiates). In some ... Read more

Where Does My Loved One Hide Drugs?

You know your girlfriend is getting high. You can see it in her eyes, her mannerisms and behaviors, but she continues to deny it. In the past, she has manipulated you and convinced you that you were imagining it, but this time you know it’s real. Som... Read more

Is He Injecting Drugs?

It is a myth that heroin is the only substance that addicts inject. Users have been known to inject any drug that can be melted down and drawn into a syringe. Some drugs, when mixed with water, become liquid. Others require heat until they liquefy. E... Read more

Problems With Ecstasy Use

Ecstasy is the street name for the drug 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, usually shortened to MDMA. You typically buy it as a pill that has been cut with hallucinogenic drugs including such as LSD, methamphetamine, or with other drug and non-drug s... Read more