Purple Drank

Purple Drank: What is in Lean?

Codeine has been widely misused for decades. When used as directed, codeine is a highly effective pain-relieving medication. When misused or abused, it can create a “high” sought by many who struggle with an addiction to prescription opioids. Codeine is the main ingredient in lean, making it a new and popular pop culture drink. For…

Addictionologist

What is an Addictionologist and How Can They Help?

As the opioid epidemic and other challenges related to substance use and abuse continue to rise, the need for trained addiction treatment professionals remains high. Depending on your treatment needs, finding an addiction treatment professional skilled in addressing your unique treatment needs can be complicated. Today, there are several specialized roles in addiction treatment medicine,…

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

Opioid drugs (whether synthetic, semi-synthetic, or natural) are used for various needs, including treating chronic pain conditions, post-surgical pain, and several other disorders. Members of the medical community have prescribed opioid pain relievers for years, in ever-increasing numbers, believing newer medications they were prescribing were less addictive than those that came before. Unfortunately, this proved…

The Effect, Side Effects, and Dangers of Suboxone

The Effect, Side Effects, and Dangers of Suboxone

In recent years, suboxone has become a popular go-to treatment for those struggling with opioid addiction. An addiction to opioids can develop for various reasons. For some, it arises out of treatment for chronic or acute pain. Prescription opioids are frequently used to treat chronic pain (from injury or an underlying medical condition) or as…

Psychological Dependence & Addiction-Two Sides of the Same Coin

The terms addiction, chemical dependence, and psychological dependence are often used interchangeably. In reality, addiction and psychological dependence are quite similar. Psychological dependence describes the psychological (or emotional) components of substance use disorder. These elements include cravings or behaviors that occur around the perceived need to use a substance. Psychological dependence is also sometimes referred…

Your Brain on Weed - The Hills

How Weed Affects Your Mind and Body

Weed, pot, dope, and marijuana are all different names for the same drug that comes from the cannabis plant. Weed can be consumed in many forms. It can be smoked; you can vape it, eat it, or drink it. Most people consume weed for pleasure or recreation; however, a growing number of medical professionals are…