Tag Archives: Effects Of Substance Abuse

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab
When deciding to quit antidepressants, many people struggle to get off the medication because of withdrawal symptoms, a concurrent drug or alcohol addiction, and worries about leading a happy normal life without medication. Under the umbrella of prescription drug rehab, Elevate Addiction Services offers help and healing for safely and effectively getting off antidepressants and starting ...
Start the Talk With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Start the Talk With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol, and chances are your kids are already wondering about them. Our children are bombarded daily with images and ideas about drugs and alcohol. Whether through the grocery store, television commercials, friends, school, or even family members who take prescribed medications, our children are ...
Life After Addiction: What Living Sober Would Look Like

Life After Addiction: What Living Sober Would Look Like
If you were to give up your addiction and start over with a new life, what would it look like? Are you afraid it would look too much like your old life? Maybe that’s why you’re still struggling with addiction. There are two things that keep people trapped in addiction: physical dependence and psychological dependence. Physical dependence ...
Expert Corner: Does LSD Permanently Rewire Your Brain?

Expert Corner: Does LSD Permanently Rewire Your Brain?
Ever since I dropped LSD a few times, music just makes cry, like 2-5 times a month, sometimes even more. I’m not complaining. It feels amazing to feel the emotion in the music. But some people say that trips like that permanently mess up your brain’s wiring or make you numb. Is that true?   There has ...
Santa Cruz County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Santa Cruz County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics
Drug and alcohol abuse is considered California’s No. 1 premature killer. In California, 40,000 emergency room visits each year are drug-related. Though illicit drug and alcohol abuse is a statewide problem, it is particularly prevalent in Santa Cruz County. Unlike other areas that often see spikes of one particular drug, the area’s abuse rates cover ...