Author Archives: Sky

  • Inpatient Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Abuse
    Addiction
    March 17, 2022

    Inpatient Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Abuse

    What is Residential Treatment?  Residential treatment–also known as “inpatient treatment”– is often considered the most effective treatment approach for clients with very severe cases of substance use disorder (SUD). ...
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  • Cocaine: A Fast-Track to Addiction 
    Addiction
    March 16, 2022

    Cocaine: A Fast-Track to Addiction 

    What is Cocaine?  Cocaine is a powerful nervous system stimulant that increases the speed of messages between the brain and body.  The drug is most commonly inhaled in powder...
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  • Ketamine Addiction
    Addiction Recovery
    January 7, 2022

    Ketamine Addiction

    What Is Ketamine? Ketamine–also sometimes referred to as “Special K” or just “K”–is a dissociative anesthetic originally developed to be used during surgery. As an anesthetic, it causes the...
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  • Family Roles in Addiction
    Addiction
    December 17, 2021

    Family Roles in Addiction

    There are six (6) main “roles” that tend to develop in the presence of addiction:  The (Dependent) Addicted One The first is the individual who has developed a substance...
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  • Addiction Severity Index
    Addiction
    December 10, 2021

    Addiction Severity Index

    The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a semi-structured interview that assesses someone’s need for treatment developed in the 1980’s. Therapists, medical professionals, and treatment centers use this index as...
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  • Most Dangerous Drugs
    Addiction
    December 3, 2021

    Most Dangerous Drugs

    Below are five of the most dangerous drugs based on potency and likelihood of causing (or contributing to) death.  #1 Fentanyl and Carfentanil Fentanyl – around 50 to 100...
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  • Kratom Tolerance
    Addiction
    November 19, 2021

    Kratom Tolerance

    What Is Kratom? Mitragyna speciosa or “kratom” comes from a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family that has opioid properties and some stimulant-like effects. People often seek kratom...
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  • What Is Outpatient Rehab?
    Addiction
    November 12, 2021

    What Is Outpatient Rehab?

    Outpatient rehabilitation is a form of high-quality addiction recovery treatment that plays an integral role in a continual, holistic addiction recovery program. Outpatient rehab provides effective and affordable therapies...
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  • I Hate My Life
    Addiction
    November 5, 2021

    I Hate My Life

    Often, people use an expression like “I hate my life” as a response to discouragement or to reflect a lack of motivation. Sometimes, however, it is an indication of...
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