Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From our heads to our toes, there are thousands of miles of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin. Their job is to carry blood from throughout our body back to...
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 or the loud and crude woman who frequents the local bar. Perhaps you 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 type of prescription sedative, a class of drugs historically used to treat agitation, anxiety, and insomnia. Although initially believed to be safe, barbiturates have largely been replaced with other medications such as benzodiazepines for treating...
Amphetamines vs Methamphetamines: What’s the Difference?

Amphetamines vs Methamphetamines: What’s the Difference?

No, amphetamine and methamphetamine are not the same things.  M-e-t-h. These four letters aren’t all that distinguish amphetamines and methamphetamines from one another. Although both substances are classified as stimulants or “uppers” and Schedule...