Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix

What is Flakka? According to Wikipedia: α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone is a synthetic stimulant of the cathinone class developed in the 1960s that has been sold as a designer drug. Colloquially it is sometimes called flakka or gravel. Is Flakka Bath Salts? Most flakka users are not aware of what they consume or what is contained in the drug they take. Flakka is made from a mixture of methamphetamines and MDMA, and this mixture is incredibly potent. From… "Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix"

Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know

Information on Drug Abuse Parents Should Know The United States addiction crisis just keeps picking up steam in the media with the heroin overdoses from Carfentanyl and Fentanyl laced heroin. Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, street drugs and alcohol remain at the forefront of the addiction culture in America. Illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin have been abused almost since the founding of America.  Prescription drug abuse occurs when someone takes the medication other… "Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know"

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Synthetic Marijuana Spice. What is it? They are chemicals that are made by man, these chemicals alter the minds of humans. It can be vaporized to be liquid and can be inhaled through e-cigarettes. The popularity of Synthetic marijuana or spice usage and addiction is growing alarmingly every day. They are called synthetic marijuana or spice and this name is misleading because one might think it is like the marijuana plant but then its potency is higher… "What is Synthetic Marijuana?"

Marijuana Addiction – True or False?

Marijuana Addiction Are You Addicted to Weed? Some people believe that marijuana is not addictive while others believe on the opposite. The truth is that it depends on you. If it's true that marijuana is stated to be less addictive than tobacco, for example, it's as easy to find a person who didn't develop any marijuana addiction symptoms as one that needs more marijuana to get the same high. Most people tend to establish a… "Marijuana Addiction – True or False?"

Heroin Addiction

What is Heroin? Heroin comes from the opium poppy. It's been known to grow in several places like Asia, South America, Mexico, and some middle eastern countries. Heroin was formally made illegal in the United States in 1924. It can look like a brown or white powder, or in some cases black tar. Some of the nicknames for Heroin can include horse, smack, junk, as well as brown sugar.  How is Heroin used? Heroin can be… "Heroin Addiction"

Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?

Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors.   Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…

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The Truth about Drug Abuse and Addiction in the United States

Drugs & Their Popularity in the United States are Staggering Made popular in the 1960s by mass media and music, drugs have been a part of United States culture. They don’t choose age, sex, race, monthly income, or education. Drugs conquered all. There’s estimation that over 208 million people in the world consume illegal drugs. Only in the United States, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2007, around 19.9 million…

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What You Need to Know About Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Do you know about relapse prevention? Most people don’t realize that a relapse starts weeks, even months before you start drinking alcohol again. There are a few signs that you are given to. However, since you’re not actively searching for them, most people don’t even notice them. This ends with a relapse, which is why I am writing about relapse prevention. According to Gorski relapse prevention methods and studies, there are 3 different stages of…

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What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl? Acetyl fentanyl, similar to the Schedule II opioid fentanyl, is a potent opioid analgesic. Recently, it has been linked to a number of overdose deaths in the United States. Acetyl fentanyl is not a part of most illicit drug screens and may remain undetected in many of these cases. Illicit Uses: As a opioid receptor agonist, acetyl fentanyl may serve as a direct substitute for heroin or other opioid receptor agonist substances… "What is Fentanyl?"

Cocaine Addiction

What is Cocaine Addiction & How is it Used? Cocaine is highly addictive and has been know to cause addiction in men and woman of all ages. If you suffer from cocaine addiction you should seek help right away. Crack Cocaine addiction is probably the worst addiction to cocaine because it leaves people wanting more after a 15 - 30 second high. In the 80's many mothers of unborn children were giving birth to what… "Cocaine Addiction"

The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations

30 Positive Affirmations to Kick Off the Week Positively Why are affirmations so important? Affirmations are important because they allow you to assure yourself of who you are and what you’re capable of. They also further affirm the facts about yourself which you may or may not believe to be true. Affirmations can be negative or positive; in fact you may already tell yourself affirmations throughout the day already without even knowing it. For example… "The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations"

Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose

The Unfortunate Truth about the Chelsea O'Donnell Overdose Drug addiction is an ever-present problem that dangles over Hollywood since it was accepted that the ‘rock-n-roll’ lifestyle was detrimental to most artists. From the likes of Amy Winehouse to Michael Jackson, drugs, and their abuse has been a shadow that has loomed over Tinsel Town for the longest time. More recently, it was discovered that Bobby Kristina Brown, the daughter to songbird, Whitney Houston was also… "Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose"

Outpatient Treatment Program

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services Intensive Outpatient Program At Bright Futures Treatment Center, we offer an intensive outpatient addiction treatment (IOP) program. Our program consists of a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. The program is structured to provide therapy during the day or at night for the convenience of our clients, at a time frame of three days per week. An intensive outpatient (IOP) therapy plan helps bridge the gap between the real world and residential treatment… "Outpatient Treatment Program"

Residential Treatment Program

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment The Bright Futures Treatment Center residential treatment for substance abuse is the premier destination to recover safely from substance abuse and alcoholism. Our residential inpatient substance abuse treatment offers a comprehensive approach to healing the disease of addiction by not just treating the symptoms, but getting down to the core issues and underlying causes of the substance abuse. Our residential addiction therapy plan offers a day and night treatment program with an… "Residential Treatment Program"

Drug & Alcohol Detox Services

Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers The first step towards recovery is the detox of drugs and alcohol. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, we assure you of a successful drug and alcohol detox, we are able to achieve this through excellent resources and methods. Our treatment program is designed to meet the unique needs of each individual in our care. Why Bright Futures for Detox? Bright Futures Treatment Center is a long-term substance abuse treatment program designed… "Drug & Alcohol Detox Services"

The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story

The Journey of Recovery is a Rocky Mountain it takes Faith to Navigate its Terrain  The question you need to ask yourself: Are you or your loved one worth saving? I believe you are. It all starts with the first step forward… Ask for Help! I grew up with a good family in a good home and loved by many. My perception was quite the opposite which caused a lot of the mess that came from addiction…

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Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites

What if there was a day where legalized injection sites for heroin and other illicit drugs were a normal sight next to the grocery store you purchase your vegetables? Where do we draw the line? A gruesome sight but a harsh reality many addicted men face on a daily basis. In some countries across Europe, a small possession of narcotics is decriminalized and addicts are instead encouraged to seek help. In other countries, controlled injection… "New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites"

Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t an easy task, but once you have recovered it shouldn’t just stop there… So… you’ve solved the drink and the drug problem. I am truly grateful that you have. The truth is though; the journey to recovery doesn’t just stop there. The reality is that over the years of drinking and drugging we have done a lot of damage to our bodies and we need to work on it as soon… "Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction"

How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms & How to Cope Right now our country in overwhelmed with an influx of heroin and opiate addiction. It’s on such a scale that the treatment industry as a whole is overwhelmed and can’t help everyone that calls into their rehabilitation center looking for drug and alcohol treatment. Many give up hope and turn to detoxing from home “cold turkey”. We wouldn’t recommend you do this, but if you do here is… "How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms"

Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD

PTSD and SUD Substance Use Disorder PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a common occurrence in many soldiers who have made it back from war. Many struggle with lost friends and imagery instilled in their mind from their active duty experience. Substance abuse in veterans with PTSD is not too much different than those who struggle with substance abuse or addiction from a young age. The only difference is… "Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD"

Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer

The Emotional Barometer Explosion That Precedes Relapse Understanding Your Emotional Barometer Could Prevent Relapse. 99% of humans have an emotional barometer. As humans we’re created to experience many emotions like anger, sadness, happiness and joyfulness. Unfortunately, many of us have been raised by family and conditioned to believe that certain emotions are wrong to have or we’re wrong for acting out on them. We can handle these emotions in either a negative way or a… "Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer"