The Side Effects of Cocaine Are Worse Than You Think.

Most people understand that cocaine is bad for you. However, people often don’t understand exactly how bad cocaine is for you. It’s important to understand that it’s not chocolate-cake bad for you, it’s drinking-gasoline bad for you.   Not only does it have bad side effects, but the more cocaine you do, the worse the…

The Negative Side Effects of Marijuana: Yes, They Exist.

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana is not, actually, a harmless cure-all whose miracle properties are being stifled by The Man. There are real consequences to marijuana use, particularly when used by teenagers, whose brains are still developing, and who are susceptible to the cultural message that marijuana is rebellious and cool. Like alcohol and cigarettes,…

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with alcohol, in and of itself. Unfortunately, many things can undermine your ability to moderate, which can plunge you into a drinking problem, or alcoholism. It’s not necessarily obvious or terrible at first, but the problems can keep piling up, so it’s best to nip alcohol abuse in the bud at…

What’s an Opioid Anyway?

There’s been a lot of talk about the “Opioid Crises” lately, so we wanted to get everyone up to date on just what an opioid is. The term opioid, pronounced “oh-pee-oid”, refers to prescription pain medications and heroin. More specifically: oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet) hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet) diphenoxylate (Lomotil) morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin)…