A person holds a needle, and wonders how addictive is heroin

How Addictive is Heroin?

How addictive is heroin? This question is one that many have asked themselves. For those asking, we have the answer. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly half a million people in the United States 12 years and older reported using heroin in 2018. Almost 100,000 visits to the hospital were… Continue Reading How Addictive is Heroin?

A man holds out a baggie of white powder and wonder how long does cocaine last in your system?

How Long Does Cocaine Last?

Many users wonder, “How long does cocaine last?” At Recovery Ways, we know the answer. The effects of cocaine on the central nervous system can occur within 5 to 30 minutes. The high is intense but does not last long. At most, the effects may continue for an hour. Several factors determine the actual amount… Continue Reading How Long Does Cocaine Last?

A doctor talks to his patient about the differences between an opiate vs an opioid

Opiate vs Opioid

People often use the terms opiate vs opioid interchangeably. However, there are some differences between the two classifications of drugs. Regardless of the difference, both drugs can be highly addictive after repeated use. People who take prescription medications may develop a dependency on opiates or opioids due to their potency. Opiate vs opioid withdrawal symptoms… Continue Reading Opiate vs Opioid

A woman paints, and wonders, "What is Recreation Therapy?"

What is Recreation Therapy?

When you first start addiction treatment, you may hear a great deal about different treatment options, including recreation therapy. People will tell you about the advantages and benefits of this treatment, but you still have one question: what is recreation therapy? Recreation therapy is a type of experiential therapy for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.… Continue Reading What is Recreation Therapy?

A woman stares out into the distance, wondering "Is marijuana a gateway drug?"

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

Is marijuana a gateway drug? This question is one people have been asking for decades. While there is some truth to this assertion, the issue is much larger than just smoking marijuana. Furthermore, it can apply to almost any substance, including alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medication. Using any substance that alters brain function can potentially… Continue Reading Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?