The Challenges of Designer Drug Addiction

The term ‘designer drugs’ or ‘club drugs’ refer to stimulants, hallucinogens or depressants that are produced in underground labs in the United States, or overseas and ship here. Some examples of designer drugs are Ecstasy, Spice, Rohypnol, LSD, GHB, Ketamine or bath salts. Designer drugs are usually based on the chemical formulas for existing controlled […]

Signs of Internet Addiction in Children

Parents of today’s youth know exactly how to shut their children up: Hand them an iPad, a Gameboy, or a smart-phone. Parents need a break sometimes. However, the internet may not be the best babysitter out there. Many children develop compulsive internet usage before they hit their preteens. It’s tricky ground, trying to prepare children […]

Vicodin Abuse And Its Effects on The Body

Vicodin, a central nervous system depressant used as a pain reliever, lasts for about 4-6 hours. It stays in the body for a day or two, however. The drug is tolerance-building and highly addictive. VICODIN EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN AND BODY Vicodin’s main ingredient, hydrocodone, is an opioid. Opioids are proteins that alter and diminish our […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a group of drugs derived from opium, a part of the poppy plant and one of the oldest-known medicines in the world. Heroin and morphine are common illicit opiates, but lots of prescription medications include opiates, too. These drugs are simple to synthesize, relatively cheap, and highly effective — which is why they’ve […]

How to Quit Heroin Safely

Are you or a loved one using heroin? Do you exhibit the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction? You can stop using heroin and recover for good, but getting sober will require more than just a detox. Heroin addiction recovery is a long-term process that requires determination and patience. Learning how to quit heroin is […]

A Look at Heroin Cravings

Ever experience a deep, deep yearning for something? That’s sort of how a drug craving feels. However, cravings for heroin are sharper, stronger, and far more intense – simple as that. But how exactly does it feel? It’s something most non-addicts wonder, either because of what they’ve seen on TV or what they’ve witnessed from […]

Getting Help For a Percocet Addiction

Percocet is a powerful opioid painkiller made from oxycodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, a filler. As a medicine, Percocet has legitimate medical uses. It’s also highly abuse-prone. Addiction to Percocet as well as pure OxyCodone is incredibly common. Many painkiller addicts resort to heroin—a cheaper, more powerful stimulant—once their tolerance to the pills becomes too […]

The Effects of Xanax Use & the Dangers it Holds

The effects of alprazolam don’t last all that long. When it comes to treating chronic anxiety disorders, however, it’s usually better to go with a longer-lasting medication. It is important to stop the use of Xanax under medical supervision as the withdrawal process can be life-threatening. XANAX EFFECTS ON THE BODY AND BRAIN Xanax is […]

When You Need the Best of Drug Recovery Centers

Drug treatment isn’t exactly most people’s idea of fun, but neither is any other necessary medical interventionist procedure. At Blueprints for Recovery, we know how hard drug recovery and treatment can be, not only on our patients, but on their friends and families as well. We firmly believe that drug addiction is an ongoing issue […]

5 Ways to Deal with Drug Addiction

For anyone who’s ever had to battle drug addiction, it’s a known fact that you’ll have to keep at it for a long, long time. The important thing to know is that while the road to recovery is tough, littered with setbacks, and can seem insurmountable at times, recovery is possible. Here are some tips […]