How to Test for Fentanyl

How to Test for Fentanyl

Fentanyl is largely responsible for the increase in overdoses in recent years. It’s been found that fentanyl-laced drugs are increasingly common. This includes heroin, cocaine, meth, and other common street drugs as well as reformulated prescription pills that are made to look like a replica of a familiar drug. Now more than ever, those who…

“Uppers” vs. “Downers”: Which is More Dangerous?

“Uppers” vs. “Downers”: Which is More Dangerous?

People often question if “uppers” like methamphetamines (“meth”) and cocaine or “downers” like opioids and benzodiazepines (“benzos”) and alcohol are more or less dangerous. The answer is that both of them have many potential dangers and are especially dangerous when combined. Further, the risks involved in abusing uppers increase when combined with other uppers but…

4 Tips for Returning to Work After Rehab

4 Tips for Returning to Work After Rehab

Once you have completed an addiction treatment program, it’s time to consider how to re-enter society and return to everyday activities like work. Once you’re living a life of sobriety, filling your life with purpose and meaningful activities is important. This is especially true soon after completing a treatment program as newly sober individuals can…

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

There is a misconception that sober life is boring or that everyone replaces their time spent getting high or drunk with time spent in AA meetings and therapy. While group meetings and therapy are an important part of maintaining lasting sobriety, people have a whole lot more time on their hands now that they are…

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is now often referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) as an inclusive way to discuss the broader range of developmental disorders that can occur as a result of children exposed to alcohol while in utero. Risk factors to keep in mind include a long history of alcohol abuse, poor…