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Drug Addiction

How to Overcome Opiate Cravings

On This Page: Healthy Environment Support Groups Treatment & Recovery Opiates are part of the opioid class of drugs. While the terms opioid and opiate are now often used interchangeably, “opiates” has traditionally described drugs that are derived from opium poppies, while “opioids” are man-made or synthetic drugs. All of these substances are also known … Continue reading How to Overcome Opiate Cravings

September 5, 2018

Drug Addiction

5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Rohypnol Relapse

On This Page: Psychological Addiction to Rohypnol Rebounding from Rohypnol Addiction Rohypnol Relapse Help Rohypnol, known generically as flunitrazepam and colloquially as “Roofies,” is a powerful psychotropic drug that creates both mental and physical addiction when abused more than a couple of times. Though at one time it was commonly prescribed as an anticonvulsant and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Rohypnol Relapse

April 24, 2018

Drug Addiction

Would the DARE Program Work or Fail If Brought Back by the Attorney General?

On This Page: Not Your Dad’s DARE Program New DARE Program Premised in Science Cops Connecting with Kids: What Really Matters Well intentioned as she was, Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” slogan in the 1980s became a mockery in schools nationwide from the first time she ever said them. Even students at low risk for … Continue reading Would the DARE Program Work or Fail If Brought Back by the Attorney General?

October 2, 2017

Drug Addiction

After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

On This Page: The Addicts Failed By Prop 47 The Power of Rehabilitation for Ex-Inmates The Need for Immediate Treatment Rehab Doesn’t Have to Feel Like Prison Building a Better Life Going Straight Continuing the Recovery Journey In 2014, California held a referendum on whether or not to re-categorize certain non-violent offenses, including drug possession … Continue reading After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

July 19, 2017

Drug Addiction

“Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

It’s a situation in which nobody wants to be. Yet a growing number of people are dealing with the heartbreak of having a child who’s addicted to opioids. Whether or not you have children, empathizing with the helplessness of the situation isn’t hard to do. The fear that one’s son or daughter will overdose is … Continue reading “Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

June 13, 2017