Considering all of the clever names associated with synthetic drugs, it might be difficult to imagine the real damage that they can do. Some of them are more commonly known. Ecstasy, for example, has been around for quite some time. LSD, for even longer. But new ones emerge all the time. Some of the more recent.. read more →

A recent study has shown that cocaine addiction in rats may not be hereditary, contradicting what we know about drug and alcohol addiction in human families.

We all know that addiction is a disease requiring honest and constructive addiction rehab, and we are also privy to the tragic reality that addiction and alcoholism are heritable. Simply put, when considering drug and alcohol addiction, “Like father, like son” is a little too real. Attributable to both genetic predispositions and environmental influences (both.. read more →

An addiction brain surgery performed in China is stirring up controversy worldwide as the rehab it achieves also destroys brain functions and basic emotions.

A recent article in TIME posed the following seemingly obvious question: “How far should doctors go in attempting to cure addiction?” Considering what we all know about drug and alcohol addiction and its effects on individual and family, the immediate and visceral response is likely, “Everything.” But can addiction treatment go too far? In 2004,.. read more →

The past year has seen its share of bath-salt horror stories, the most striking of which was its association with Miami’s “zombie” face-eating attack and a slew of similar attacks across the nation. Though the Miami attack was later attributed to marijuana use, in response, government bodies, including President Obama, have put into place certain.. read more →

Bath salts are synthetic drugs that are growing in popularity, and, as an addiction treatment center, we know all too well how dangerous they truly are.

Bath salts have raised quite a few eyebrows over the past few years among individuals and government entities alike. In fact, in response to growing concern over the increasingly-popular synthetic drug, “the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made illegal the possession and sale of three of the chemicals commonly used to make bath salts —.. read more →