Category: Benzodiazepines

Prescription Pill Abuse in Sacramento County

Heroin. Morphine. OxyContin. Vicodin. Mention the term “dangerous opioids” to most people, and these four substances are likely to be the first drugs that come to mind. Talk about dangerous opioids with someone in the Sacramento area, and it’s increasingly likely that he or she will add another drug to that list: Fentanyl. A extremely powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl is commonly employed in medical situations as an anesthetic or to... Read More

The Importance of Leaving the City for Treatment

Stepping away from one’s everyday life poses many advantages when taking on the endeavor of becoming sober. Residential treatment, an option for care that enables men and women to fully focus on recovery in a setting that is free from the temptation of using substances, is a level of care that has helped countless individuals win the war against addiction and chemical dependency. However, for the busy professional, residential treatment... Read More

Lessons From John Lennon and His Song, “Cold Turkey”

“Temperature’s rising Fever is high Can’t see no future Can’t see no sky My feet are so heavy So is my head I wish I was a baby I wish I was dead Cold turkey has got me on the run My body is aching Goose-pimple bone Can’t see no body Leave me alone My eyes are wide open Can’t get to sleep One thing I’m sure of I’m at... Read More

The 10 Most Addictive Drugs in the World

Do you know how addictive the drug is you are taking? While many factors determine whether or not you’ll get addicted to drugs, the risks associated with getting addicted to some drugs is higher than others. The reason? Drugs have varying degrees of addictiveness–some drugs can have you hooked after just the first try–while others may take awhile to become addicted to. The rankings of the following drugs are based... Read More

Top 10 Most Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Effects

Update: the content in this blog has been modified as of January 2014 to reflect the most recent national survey.* Although it is impossible to measure the extent of drug use, drug use is everywhere. From bathrooms and refrigerators to cars and street corners, alcohol and drug use touch every part of our culture. Recent national data* from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a reliable estimate of which... Read More