Don’t do drugs, kids. You’ll kill your brain cells. Is it true? Will doing drugs and drinking too much alcohol cause your brain cells to croak? And if it is, wouldn’t the brain just replenish its deceased cells? It can’t be as bad as people say it is, right? What Are Brain Cells? Neurons. Brain … [Read more...] about Drug Education: What Kills Brain Cells?
Do you know what LSD is? You’ve probably heard of it, but what have you learned about it? Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is an illegal psychedelic drug that is well known for its hallucinogenic effects. Also known as acid, the drug is commonly used for recreational purposes at parties, in clubs, … [Read more...] about The Short and Long-Term Consequences of LSD
America has become a country of pill poppers. Is this a harsh statement? Yes, but it’s also factual. Psychology Today ran an article in April 2011 entitled, Is Medication the Answer to Depression? It revealed that in 1996, 13 million U.S. residents were treated with antidepressants. By 2015, that … [Read more...] about Non-Prescription Ways to Treat Depression
If you’re an individual who has just been released from rehab, you may be feeling overwhelmed and alone. You’re once again faced with life’s battles, but this time without drugs or alcohol. Your body may be reacting in ways you don’t understand, and one of the things you may be faced with is the … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Cope with Depression Post-Addiction
We’ve talked about the rise of evidence-based therapy as a means of treating substance abuse and addiction. You may have heard of another type of therapy referred to as solution-focused therapy. What is it, and can it help addicts recover? The answers might surprise you. Solution-focused therapy, … [Read more...] about Can Solution-Focused Therapy Help Individuals In Recovery?
When a person gets high on acid, or LSD, they go on an acid trip. You might hear it referred to as a psychedelic experience or tripping. An acid trip usually lasts for eight to twelve hours, but it can sometimes last longer. What is Acid? Acid is the street name for an age-old drug known as … [Read more...] about Drug Education: What Is Tripping on Acid?
Even in the best of circumstances, treating substance abuse issues is challenging and complex. Effective therapies must be holistic, meaning they take into account the particular circumstances and traits that may provide additional barriers to healing. One of the most common of these is mental … [Read more...] about Addressing a Personality Disorder during Substance Abuse Treatment