Hallucinogens and tripping

Hallucinogens and Tripping

Education efforts on substance abuse tend to leave out one important class of drugs: hallucinogens. Although humanity has used them for various purposes for thousands of years, the average person understands them poorly, and research is still revealing new and surprising information about them. What do hallucinogens do, and how dangerous are they? This guide…

Addiction to Barbiturates

Addiction to Barbiturates

What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous symptom depressants used as a treatment for sleep-related disorders, anxiety and seizure disorders. These drugs were commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s but were superseded by benzodiazepines, which is a safer option, due to increased cases of overdose and dependency issues. Barbiturates are harmless when taken in…

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Professionals

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Workers

While alcoholism and addiction are struggles faced by many, some careers are more affected. A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report shows that blue-collar workers have the highest rates of substance abuse. Some affected industries include construction, mining and manufacturing. Employees in blue-collar jobs often struggle with alcohol, cocaine, heroin and prescription…