Willow Springs Recovery Blog

July 26, 2019

Nicotine and Young People

Young people, drugs, and alcohol don’t mix. While we already knew this, an increasing number of studies have produced even more evidence about the dangers of introducing substances to the young. For example, scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that exposing newborn mice to […]

June 27, 2019

Opium vs. Weed – What’s the Difference?

Opium and marijuana are two very different substances. Opium is derived from the opium poppy plant and has been cultivated and in use, since around 3,400 B.C. Marijuana, or weed, comes from the Cannabis sativa plant and has been around for over 12,000 years. Opium and weed differ in their mechanisms of […]

May 17, 2019

Opioid Abuse May Cause Disease

Opioid Abuse May Cause Disease An addiction to opioid drugs may cause several short-term and long-term problems due to the addiction alone. But did you know that addiction can cause other problems that can be just as bad and just as fatal? Opioid addiction may cause several health problems. It may lead […]

April 26, 2019

Drug Overdoses and Appearances

To solve a problem, you have to acknowledge that it exists. It may sound obvious, but that’s a statement embraced by a number of schools and school districts, an action that may eventually save lives. Schools, school districts, and states across the United States are placing naloxone in public schools. […]

April 18, 2019

Would Morphine-Subutex Prevent Addiction?

Many people believe that Subutex can be effective in preventing addiction to opiates like morphine and heroin. Another is that the drug can treat opiate addiction. The hit television series, Mr. Robot, is one endorsement of these ideas in popular culture. In the series, the main character, Elliot Alderson (played by […]

April 16, 2019

Basis of Street Names for Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the top addictive substances not only in the United States but in the world. Despite its many adverse effects, cocaine continues to be attractive to users. Records show that over a million visits to the emergency departments of U.S. hospitals occurred due to cocaine abuse or misuse in […]

April 12, 2019

Vaping Is Popular and May Be Dangerous

Vaping is popular with young people. Very popular. When people vape, they inhale the vapor produced by burning nicotine, marijuana, or other substances. Although some people see vaping as a safer alternative to using traditional tobacco products, vaping still can lead to dependence and addiction, an especially troubling prospect for […]

April 3, 2019

Types of Detoxification in Rehab

There are several steps involved in the drug addiction recovery process. One of the major ones is the formal detox. The NIDA or National Institute on Drug Abuse states that detox is the process of getting rid of foreign matter and substances and being able to manage withdrawal symptoms on […]

March 28, 2019

Is Marijuana a Hallucinogen?

Drugs fall into a variety of categories depending on their properties, effects, or condition they treat. Typically, every drug will fall into one of the following categories: Stimulants – These types of drugs increase your mood, elevate your energy, and enhance your alertness. A person can become highly addicted to stimulants […]

March 25, 2019

Why Does Drug Detox Feel Terrible?

Drug detox can almost feel worse than withdrawal symptoms, and that is why some people are hesitant to undergo treatment. However, the benefits of drug detox outweigh the cons. Here is an explanation of why detoxing the body of substances can often feel terrible. The course of addiction is a […]