The Frightening Truth About Krokodil

Answers To Your Questions About The Drug “Krokodil”

What has been dubbed as ‘the flesh eating drug’, Krokodil, is a street drug that has been extremely popular in Russia before it made its way into the United States.

The challenges of being clean and sober

​Staying sober is a challenge.  Whether the drug you are kicking is one you can completely abstain from (drugs, alcohol, nicotine) or those which require continued use (prescription pain killers, food, the Internet!).  It is commonly echoed that the first several weeks are always the hardest - withdrawal sets in, and so does familiarity.  How does one cope with the newness of being sober?

Opiates - from pain to addiction

The path from pain to addiction is one that many have to face.  In the United States alone, more than 100 million people deal with chronic pain, on a daily basis.  Pain comes in two separate facets - eIther acute immediate pain or those that must deal with pain on a constant basis, also referred to as chronic pain.  In either case, pain is still treated in one primary fashion - drugs.

Is Internet Addiction Real?

There is a new mental health condition on the block - and its addictive.  The ensuing controversy stems from the freshly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V).  Internet addiction, or formally, Internet Use Disorder (IUD), may soon be included as an actual mental health disorder, more clinical study is needed to determine for sure.  So what are the symptoms of Internet Addiction, but more importantly, what’s the treatment?

September is National Recovery Month

It is September, which means it is National Recovery Month! This is a month to observe and recognize people who have undergone treatment for substance abuse and addiction problems as well as mental health disorders. It helps show people still dealing with addiction that they can get help and lead a healthy, happy life. It sends out a positive message to all people who are facing addiction and doubting recovery and shows how well recovery works and that treatment is actually effective.

The Lost War on Drugs

The so-called War on Drugs is a concept that was invented by President Nixon in 1971 and put into action. Nixon’s aim was to eradicate drug use from not only the United States, but the rest of the world. Unfortunately, over thirty years later, the war on drugs has done nothing to help it. President Nixon’s vision has ultimately failed.

Can Pets Help With Overcoming Addiction?

Pets can have a powerful influence on us, as they can provide unconditional love and can help with a variety of emotional, psychological and medical problems. Many addiction treatment centers are starting to encourage people to get a pet while they work to overcome their addiction. For many people, having a pet helps them get through the most difficult parts of recovery.

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Molly - The New Mainstream Drug

In the past few years, several new varieties of drugs and illegal substances have surfaced. They are popular among teens and adults and are not only illegal, but incredibly dangerous. Among them, one is showing to be exceedingly more popular, which is worrisome. The drug is called Molly and it is being distributed at parties, night clubs, raves and music festivals.

How to Assess Your Teens for Drug Addiction Risk Factors

The amount of teens using drugs in the U.S. is a startling too many! In 2012, studies found that there was a 20 percent increase in drug use of teens. This included 23 percent of 18-year olds, 17 percent of 15 year olds and a shocking 6 percent of 13 and 14-year olds using drugs. The most commonly used drug by teenagers is marijuana and alcohol-though “club drugs”, prescription drugs, cocaine and meth are also ranking high.