Addiction

Most people believe that cocaine always comes in the form of a white, powdery substance with no observable odor. However, this is a common misconception about the drug. Cocaine is a very versatile substance that can come in many colors while having a pungent smell...

An epidemic of opioid addiction has taken hold of the United States. Millions of people struggle with addiction to prescription pain relievers, heroin, and other opioid drugs. An opioid is a substance that binds to specific receptors in the brain and causes a variety of...

Staging an intervention for people who are struggling with addiction is an effective way to convince reluctant individuals to seek professional help. Interventions are carefully planned meetings consisting of concerned loved ones, an addiction specialist, and the person living with addiction. The group shares their...

With an average half-life of 11.2 hours, Xanax (alprazolam) leaves the body after approximately 4 days. However, that doesn’t mean the drug can’t be detected on drug tests. Drug tests screen for Xanax metabolites which can stay in your system for various lengths of time....

Although cocaine withdrawal isn’t as intense or serious as withdrawal from other drugs like benzodiazepines or opioids, getting sober from cocaine has its own challenges. If you or a loved one are addicted to cocaine, our cocaine detox in Delray Beach, FL is here to...

Suboxone is a brand-name prescription that is used to treat opioid addiction. Containing the opioid buprenorphine and the medication naloxone, Suboxone is effective in reducing cravings for opioids such as heroin, codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. Because of this, people in treatment for opioid addiction often...

Experiencing loss is one of the most common forms of trauma to date. Unfortunately, everyone will experience loss and grief at some point in their lives. Whether it be the sudden death of a loved one or losing someone significant in your life, experiencing loss...

Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl or carfentanil, refer to a class of psychoactive drugs that bind to opioid receptors and alleviate pain in the same way naturally occurring opiates do.  While naturally occurring opioids are derived from the opium poppy plant, synthetic opioids are manufactured...

Peer pressure and substance abuse are closely related because one of the most common motives for first-time substance abusers is peer pressure. The desire to fit in and be accepted by one’s peers contributes to the ever-growing amount of individuals struggling with drug and alcohol...

Even though kratom is readily sold at gas stations, vape stores, and even specialty kratom and kava stores, the substance was once used medicinally. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to avoid using kratom because there are no FDA-approved uses and...