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Ecstasy Use Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Ecstasy Use Ecstasy is scientifically called MDMA and commonly called “Molly”. Ecstasy users will display some clear-cut signs and symptoms.  This can be attributed to the drug’s make up, which is a combination of stimulants and tranquilizers. Symptoms include: Increased sensory perception Exaggerated sense of touch Increased energy Disrupted sleeping schedule [...]

February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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Recovery with Family Acceptance in the Philippines

It was all started with a wrong relationship between my Father and Mother. They lived together illegally (No Blessing of the Church) and I am the product of that relationship. They were young and they parted for good, my mother turned me over to my Grandmother when I was just 1 month old. I grew [...]

January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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Heroin Use Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Use  Signs of heroin abuse include highly contracted pupils called “pinned eyes”, cold or flu-like symptoms, body aches, cold sweats, mood changes, confusion, depression, and decreased appetite. Users will seem ill and will often have darkened skin around the eyes.  People who struggle with heroin addiction appear very pale, and look gaunt or skeletal. If the user is injecting the heroin, he/she will also have needle marks which can be found anywhere on the body. [...]

January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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Dangers Lurking in the Music

Designer Drugs Entwined with Music Festivals—A Look at This is Life with Lisa Ling Lisa Ling shows viewers how lights flashing late into the night accompanied by the beat of techno music are good indicators that Molly has come to the party. Ling discusses how MDMA elicits a euphoric feeling and triggers sexual arousal which [...]

January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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60 Minutes: A new direction on drugs

In an in-depth interview recently on 60 Minutes, new Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli gives hope to the millions of people fighting addiction with the promise of a new national focus on early treatment instead of incarceration and hitting “rock bottom.” After 40 years and a trillion dollars spent, the U.S. has [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|
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Prescription drug use signs and symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Use The nonmedical use and abuse of prescription drugs is a serious public health problem in this country. The National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey found that about 1 in 12 high school seniors reported past-year nonmedical use of the prescription pain reliever Vicodin [...]

January 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|
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The Power of Music in Recovery

The Northbound Experience focuses on effectively delivering innovative treatment with an exceptionally strong commitment to help their clients find new direction and strength on their road to recovery. One such innovative treatment program that’s gathering attention is Northbound's Music Program:   "The music program at Northbound gave me the incredible opportunity to record some songs [...]

January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cocaine Use Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Use Cocaine is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the central nervous system and leaves users with a feeling of exhilaration. Cocaine abuse can be extremely dangerous. The drug is a very powerful stimulant that affects both the brain and the heart. A person who uses this drug [...]

January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Drug Use Signs and Symptoms – Parent CRAFT

Is it Drugs or is it Just Teenage Angst? Sure, you’ve been a parent for a long time now, but not too long that you have forgotten how navigating life as a teenager is a challenge. Just getting used to new hormones and feelings is enough to turn your “little princess” or “huggy bear” into [...]

January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

“Heroin: Cape Cod, USA” airs on HBO

Opiate-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the U.S. since 2001. In 2014, Massachusetts had more than 1,250 deaths from heroin overdose; today, 85 percent of the crimes on Cape Cod are opiate-related. Heroin: Cape Cod, USA is a look at the heroin epidemic currently sweeping America's small towns and communities, focusing on eight young heroin [...]

January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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