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Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

How Long Does Kratom Withdrawal Last?

Kratom pills

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that can have psychotropic effects. Kratom is not currently illegal in the United States and people can easily purchase it online. It is sometimes used as a recreational drug or to self-treat chronic pain and opioid withdrawal symptoms. However, kratom use comes with serious … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

The Link Between Addiction and Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can have devastating and long-lasting effects on an individual's mental health and well-being

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Childhood trauma can have devastating and long-lasting effects on an individual’s mental health and well-being. Experiencing abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, or other adverse events during the critical developmental years puts one at significantly higher risk of struggling with addiction later in life. At JourneyPure At The River, we recognize the strong link between trauma and … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Is the Drug Clonidine Addictive?

Clonidine pills

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Clonidine, sold under the brand name Catapres among others, is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions, including high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, migraine, menopausal flushing, diarrhea, and certain pain conditions. As a centrally-acting α2 adrenergic agonist, clonidine works by relaxing blood vessels, decreasing heart rate, and … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Is Lorazepam an Addictive Drug?

Lorazepam pills

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Lorazepam, a prescription medication sold under the brand name Ativan, is commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, and seizures. It is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which work by affecting the brain and central nervous system to create a calming effect. While lorazepam can be highly effective when used as directed, … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your System?

Percocets are dangerous for those addicted to opioids

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Percocet is a widely prescribed opioid painkiller that combines oxycodone, a powerful narcotic, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. While this medication can provide effective relief for moderate to severe pain, it also carries a significant risk of addiction, overdose, and other adverse health effects. If you or someone you care about is taking … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Amount of Fentanyl is Deadly?

Lethal dose size comparison between heroin, carfentanil, and fentanyl

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has become a major contributor to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Its potency and the increasing prevalence of illicitly manufactured fentanyl have raised concerns about the drug’s lethal potential. In this article, we will explore the factors that influence fentanyl’s lethality and discuss the critical role of … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What are Molly Pills? Understanding the Risks of MDMA

Seized drug shipments including a batch of ecstasy pills

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Molly, a popular party drug, is a street name for the synthetic substance MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). This illegal drug is classified as both a stimulant and a psychedelic, producing effects that alter mood and perception. Molly is often sold as colorful pills, capsules, tablets, or in powdered or crystalline form. Despite its reputation as a “fun” … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Crack Side Effects: Understanding the Risks

Common dose of crack

Friday, April 12, 2024

Crack cocaine, a highly addictive and dangerous form of cocaine, has ravaged communities and destroyed countless lives since its emergence in the 1980s. Created by processing cocaine with baking soda or ammonia, crack is smoked, resulting in a rapid and intense high that quickly dissipates, leaving users craving more. This vicious cycle of addiction comes … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Is DXM Addictive?

DXM is commonly found in cough medicines

Friday, March 29, 2024

Dextromethorphan, commonly known as DXM, is a drug found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. When taken as directed, DXM is a safe and effective way to relieve cough symptoms. However, DXM is often abused in high doses to produce euphoria and dissociative effects. This abuse can lead to addiction and serious health consequences. … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Does Heroin Look Like?

White Powder and Brown Powder Heroin

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid drug made from morphine. It comes in several forms, each with unique characteristics and dangers. Being able to recognize it in its various forms and understand the risks is crucial for avoiding this potentially deadly substance. Forms of Heroin One can find heroin in three main forms: … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

The size of a lethal dose of fentanyl

Monday, March 18, 2024

Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid that has become a major contributor to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Originally developed as a prescription pain medication for severe pain management, particularly in cancer patients and post-surgical settings, fentanyl has increasingly been manufactured and distributed illegally for recreational use. The drug’s powerful effects … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Is Ketamine an Opioid?

Ketamine for injection use

Monday, March 18, 2024

Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic drug, has recently gained attention for its potential in treating severe depression. However, ketamine has also become a drug of abuse, leading to addiction in some individuals. Understanding Opioids Opioids are a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as illicit substances like heroin. … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Is Ketamine Addictive?

Raw ketamine

Monday, March 18, 2024

Ketamine, a medication primarily used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and occasionally in human medical procedures, has gained attention in recent years for its potential in treating severe depression. However, it has also become increasingly popular as a recreational drug, raising concerns about its addictive properties and the risks associated with its misuse. In … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Does Meth Do to You? A Look At the Side Effects

Crystal meth

Friday, March 8, 2024

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a highly addictive and dangerous stimulant drug that has become a major public health concern once again in recent years. This powerful substance can quickly take hold of a person’s life, leading to a wide range of physical, mental, and social consequences. At JourneyPure At The River, we have witnessed firsthand … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

How Long Does Oxycodone Stay In Your System?

Get help today for an oxycodone addiction with JourneyPure At The River

Friday, February 23, 2024

Oxycodone, a potent opioid painkiller, is commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain relief. However, its effectiveness comes with a significant risk of addiction and abuse. Understanding how long oxycodone remains in your system is crucial for patients managing pain, healthcare professionals monitoring use, and individuals recovering from addiction. We explore the duration oxycodone stays … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Does Delta 8 Show Up On Drug Tests?

The THC crystals on a cannabis plant bud

Friday, February 9, 2024

Delta 8 THC, a cannabinoid from the cannabis plant, has gained popularity for its reportedly milder psychoactive effects than Delta 9 THC, its more famous counterpart. However, its rising use raises an important question for many: Does Delta 8 appear on drug tests? This inquiry is especially pertinent for employees facing drug screenings and individuals … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

The Difference Between Habit and Addiction

Some things are an addiction and others are a habit

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

In our daily lives, we often encounter the terms “habit” and “addiction,” sometimes using them interchangeably without understanding the profound differences between the two. Recognizing these differences is crucial, especially when discussing mental health and well-being. This article aims to elucidate the distinctions between habit and addiction, shedding light on their implications for individuals and … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Meth Rehab In Tennessee At JourneyPure

A handful of pure crystal meth.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

JourneyPure At The River: A Comprehensive Approach to Meth Rehabilitation The war against meth addiction demands a dedicated, multi-faceted approach, and JourneyPure At The River in Tennessee stands at the forefront of this battle with meth rehab. Recognizing the profound challenges posed by meth addiction, JourneyPure offers a comprehensive program that not only addresses the … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

How Does Crystal Meth Affect the Brain?

Brain affected by meth abuse

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that can wreak havoc on the brain and overall health of individuals. With its euphoric and energy-boosting effects, crystal meth has gained notoriety as one of the most dangerous illicit substances. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate ways … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Methadone vs. Suboxone: Understanding the Key Differences in Opioid Addiction Treatment

man researching about suboxone and methadone online

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Opioid addiction is a complex and challenging issue affecting millions worldwide. Thankfully, medical advancements have provided effective treatment options to help individuals overcome opioid dependence. Two common medications prescribed for opioid addiction treatment are methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone). In this blog, we will explore the key differences between methadone and Suboxone, shedding light on their … Continued


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