Managing ‘Tranq’ (Xylazine) Withdrawal: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatments

In recent years, the veterinary tranquilizer Xylazine, commonly referred to as “Tranq,” has found its way into illicit human consumption, posing serious health risks that are still not fully understood. Primarily intended for animal anesthesia, this drug has been increasingly misused, often mixed with other substances like opioids or alcohol. This article aims to illuminate […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD): Remembering, Preventing, and Healing

In the intricate tapestry of global health challenges, addiction, and overdose are threads that touch almost every society. This article delves into International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and the myriad global strategies and initiatives to address the overdose epidemic. From understanding its origins to exploring holistic approaches to recovery and prevention, we aim to shed […]

Taylor Schabusiness:The Potential impact of Methamphetamine on Sexual Behavior

25-year-old Taylor Schabusiness has been convicted of causing the death of and subsequently dismembering her partner, Shad Thyrion. The community seeks to understand the reasons behind her actions. Were they influenced by mental health issues, the adverse effects of meth, or a combination of both? Additionally, our coverage will delve into how methamphetamine can alter […]

Inside Skid Row: The Cycle of Homelessness and Addiction

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In the heart of bustling Los Angeles lies Skid Row, a district that has become emblematic of the city’s profound contrasts. This article delves into Skid Row’s multifaceted narrative, tracing its historical origins, examining the complexities of its current challenges, and highlighting the tireless efforts of its residents and advocates. As we journey through this […]

Exposing the History of Florida’s Rehab Scams

With its sun-kissed beaches and serene landscapes, Florida might seem like an idyllic setting for healing and recovery. Over the years, it has become a hotspot for rehabilitation centers, attracting thousands seeking a fresh start. However, amid the genuine sanctuaries of recovery, a darker side lurks. Dubbed the “Florida Shuffle” and the South Florida Rehab […]

World Hepatitis Day: A Global Call to Action

In honor of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), we come together to discuss the global issue of hepatitis and its impact on millions of lives. In this article, we will explore the newest developments in prevention, treatment, and awareness efforts while also considering the challenges we face in our mission to eliminate this silent but […]

Understanding Why People Leave Treatment Early

The fact is that many people who find themselves in treatment for substance abuse find themselves leaving treatment early. Have you ever heard the saying, “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly?” This quote is often used to illustrate the beauty of transformation. However, what would happen if the […]

Anger Management in Recovery: An Essential Guide

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Wondering about anger management in recovery? If you’ve ever walked the path of recovery from substance abuse, you’re familiar with its rigorous, challenging nature. An often overlooked, yet critical element of this journey, is learning to regulate your emotions, especially anger. Even though anger is a normal human reaction, unchecked anger can wreak havoc on […]

The Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

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Bipolar disorder and addiction often intersect, forming a complex condition known as dual diagnosis. This intricate interplay can amplify challenges, deepening the highs and lows experienced by those dealing with these disorders. In this article, we delve into the complexities of bipolar disorder intertwined with addiction, aiming to provide a clear understanding and effective strategies […]