The Relationship Between Sugar and Addiction

We’ve all heard the term “sugar high,” but what does it really mean? Some health professionals compare the rapid energy boost experienced by the body after eating sugary foods to the behavior of individuals who take amphetamines, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs such as cocaine. Just like a drug, sugar can be addictive. Medical experts…

Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment

Barbiturates are legal, powerful and habit-forming drugs prescribed for medical use. They produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system effects, such as depression, mild sedation and coma. They are used as sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, and anticonvulsants and there are a number of well-known barbiturates, including Seconal, Nembutal, and Tuinal. The primary differences between barbiturates…

Hydrocodone Addiction and Rehabilitation

A weak opiate derived from codeine and typically combined with acetaminophen, hydrocodone is legally prescribed for pain relief. It is an antitussive (cough suppressant) and analgesic agent used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, and is found to be nearly equal to morphine for pain relief. It is the most frequently prescribed opiate…

A Day of Drug Use

An astounding number of young adults use alcohol and illicit drugs every day. In fact, according to NSDUH data, over 4.8 million young adults aged 18 to 25 drank alcohol, and approximately 3.4 million used illicit drugs, on an average day. The data suggests that substance use remains a health problem among this demographic, and the rates…

Over the Counter Drugs Rehabilitation

One of the biggest trends in drug use among teenagers is the choice to abuse over the counter or OTC drugs. Easy access, cheap pricing, and their collective reputation as “safe” drugs make this trend all the more dangerous. The fact is, however, that not only is off-label, recreational use of OTC drugs dangerous; it…

Percocet Addiction Treatment

Percocet is a commonly prescribed and easily abused painkiller known on the street as percs, paulas, 512, and others. It is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, a drug that belongs to a class of highly addictive narcotic painkillers called opioids. Because oxycodone is habit-forming, abuse of Percocet typically results from a legitimate prescription for…

Addictions Feeding Addictions

Congratulations on getting help for your addiction. This is the first step on your positive journey. But as you recover, it is more important than ever to not let down your guard. As you work toward the recovery from one addiction, say, to alcohol, it is important to make sure you are getting help for…

LSD Rehabilitation

LSD is derived from ergot, a fungus that develops on rye grass. It is sold on the street in tablets, capsules and occasionally in a liquid form. It is odorless and colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. LSD is usually ingested orally, often being added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided…

Steroid Rehabilitation at The Ranch PA

Anabolic (“muscle-building”) steroids are man-made substances closely linked to the male hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids require a prescription for use and can be taken orally, injected intramuscularly, or rubbed on the skin in the forms of gels or creams. Steroids are only available to treat certain medical conditions; however, they are often abused in an…