A man holds up a tiny baggie of cocaine and wonders about the difference between crack and cocaine

What is the Difference Between Crack and Cocaine?

Both cocaine and crack come from the coca plant and are used in rock and powder form. The powder form of the substance is commonly referred to as cocaine or coke. The rock form is often referred to as crack or crack cocaine. The main difference between crack and cocaine is in its form, as… Continue Reading What is the Difference Between Crack and Cocaine?

A man uses a needle filled with heroin as he wonders about heroin overdose symptoms

Heroin Overdose Symptoms

When you misuse heroin you have the potential to overdose, which leads to a wide range of symptoms. Heroin overdose symptoms are not always easy to identify. As such, an individual may go through an overdose episode and receive no medical care. This can lead to terminal health issues or fatality. Get help at a… Continue Reading Heroin Overdose Symptoms

A bottle of pills begs the question: what is carfentanyl

What is Carfentanyl?

What is carfentanyl? Find out more by reading our latest article on this highly dangerous drug.  Carfentanyl is a synthetic opioid that users combine with heroin to increase its euphoric effects. It is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. As such, it is easy to overdose on carfentanyl. Users often… Continue Reading What is Carfentanyl?

A man puts an edible hallucinogen on his tongue and wonders what is a hallucinogen

What is a Hallucinogen?

What is a hallucinogen? Find out more about these mind-altering drugs by reading our latest article below. Hallucinogens are a category of drugs that produce mind-altering effects when a user takes them. Hallucinogens are often classified into two categories: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both substances produce a euphoric effect or hallucinations. When a user… Continue Reading What is a Hallucinogen?

A vial of fentanyl makes the viewer wonder how addictive is fentanyl?

How Addictive is Fentanyl?

How addictive is Fentanyl? Learn more about the effects of Fentanyl on the brain in our latest article. Fentanyl is an opioid that doctors prescribe to relieve pain. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine. As such, it used to receive the most severe pain after an injury or surgical procedure. Some patients use it… Continue Reading How Addictive is Fentanyl?

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Can OCD Be Cured?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a condition characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts and rituals meant to relieve the anxiety created by those thoughts. Typical obsessive thoughts include fear of germs or contamination; unwanted taboo thought, often about sex, religion, or harming oneself or others; or having things perfectly symmetrical or in some specific order. To… Continue Reading Can OCD Be Cured?

Thoughtful man looking out the window and wonders if you're ever safe from developing a substance use disorder

Are You Ever Safe from Developing a Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorders are complex and unpredictable. If two people have similar risk factors for addiction, one may have a serious problem while the other doesn’t and the reason for the difference may not be apparent. While there probably isn’t anyone with zero risk for developing a substance use disorder, there are certain people with… Continue Reading Are You Ever Safe from Developing a Substance Use Disorder?