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Even Watson knew it was not so elementary

Sherlock Holmes’s faithful assistant Dr. Watson was much savvier than his drug addicted famous detective friend. In one of the earliest of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, Watson expresses the fact that drug rehabilitation isn’t easy. In fact, it is anything but elementary. Addressing Holmes’s cocaine add more...

Messing With Mother Nature

February 24th, 2011 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Drugs change, correct, add to, or take away from what Mother Nature already has set into place.  Stimulant drugs are a good example of a type of drug that can be helpful or harmful. Stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and methamphetamine all affect how much of a substance called dopamine is saturating the cells o more...

Song Lyrics and Stimulants

February 22nd, 2011 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Stimulants are a class of drugs that work on the brain to temporarily increase physical or psychological abilities and functions. Stimulants make the user more alert and aware, talkative and energetic. There are many drug stimulants, including caffeine and nicotine, but let’s take a closer look at crack and crack more...

Another Kind of Drug Victim

February 10th, 2011 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
In The Recovery Place blog addiction education series this week, we are taking a further look at the benzodiazepine class of drugs, or benzos. If you or a loved one is fighting addiction, then you understand that drugs and alcohol have a wide and destructive reach.  Benzos claim another kind of victim that you may more...

Painkillers that Hurt

February 3rd, 2011 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Opiates are the continuing focus of this week’s Recovery Place blog series on addiction education. With roots in medicine, opiates were created to help people suffering from pain and other physical conditions.  Unfortunately, the potential for physical and psychological dependence and addiction were unexpected. more...

Knowing your Enemy

February 1st, 2011 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Regional drug and alcohol addiction issues were the focus of The Recovery Place blog in January.  This month we want to take an look at some specific drugs and substances that are abused and can lead to addiction. Humans are sadly creative in their ability to find substances to misuse and abuse.  Often these subst more...

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