Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From head to toe, there is a network of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Our veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin and carry blood back to the heart and lungs to be oxygenated. Veins are also...
Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

When you think about what an alcoholic looks like, you may think of the homeless man on the corner of the street, the loud and crude woman who frequents the local bar, or you may think of your own parent, sibling, or child. The reality is that an alcoholic doesn’t...
A Guide to Barbiturate Overdose

A Guide to Barbiturate Overdose

Barbiturates are a class of drugs historically used to treat agitation, anxiety, and insomnia. Due to the increased awareness of the risks associated with their use, today these substances are reserved for use in controlled medical settings as sedatives or...