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Flakka, the New Designer Drug

Flakka, the New Designer Drug

What is Flakka? Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Alpha-PVP) otherwise known as “Flakka,” is a synthetic designer drug classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule I drug. In China, Alpha-PVP is made from synthetic chemicals that prevent...
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

You are not only eating, drinking and breathing just for yourself during pregnancy. As an expecting mother, you should want your baby to develop and be as healthy as possible. Everything you put into your body affects your unborn child; therefore, it is essential to...
Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal

Many Americans over the age of 21 have consumed an alcoholic beverage at some point in their life. Some can drink alcohol without any addictive issues. However, others may develop heavy or binge drinking patterns. Heavy or binge drinking consists of four or more...
Addiction in the Military

Addiction in the Military

Substance abuse affects many individuals and their families. Members of the armed forces are not immune from developing substance abuse disorders. Drug use is typically lower in the military than it is among civilians because of the zero-tolerance policy, but it is...
Ritalin Abuse – Effects and Treatment

Ritalin Abuse – Effects and Treatment

What is Ritalin? Ritalin, also known by its generic name methylphenidate, is a Schedule II medication commonly prescribed by a doctor to help treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Ritalin can also be prescribed to help treat narcolepsy which targets...
Heroin Prevention

Heroin Prevention

The use of heroin has increased dramatically across the United States among men and women, and it does not seem to be biased across specific age groups, or income levels. Heroin users who also suffer from substance abuse, typically abuse other drugs like cocaine and...
What is Lean Drink?

What is Lean Drink?

It’s quite often that we will hear on the news about a new craze that hits the scene. Teens and young adults have started abusing a new type of drug that law enforcement is noticing more growth in, in their towns and communities. One of the latest crazes made popular...