Willow Springs Recovery Blog

March 20, 2019

The Different Classes of Drugs

According to U.S. federal law, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places substances under certain schedules. The schedules relate to the substances’ potential for abuse, medical use, and liability for dependency and safety.  The CSA has the right to provide information that may change the schedules, such as removing or adding schedules. […]

March 19, 2019

The 10 Strangest Drug Slang Terms

Many drugs are known by names other than their official names. This is true for prescription drugs and those used illegally. The names frequently change, partly because drug dealers and users are always trying to stay ahead of the police, public, and parents. Police departments and authorities spend a significant […]

March 11, 2019

How to Stay Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day may be known for its iconic four-leaf clover, parades, shamrock, and Irish beer. However, when we look into its history, it is an event linked to a religious figure. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, which commemorates the death of the said saint. Saint Patrick traveled […]

March 6, 2019

What Are My Options for Rehab?

There are a few steps that need to be taken when it comes to recovery from addiction. First, the individual needs to acknowledge the struggles and dependencies that came with the abused substance. The next step is seeking help and finding addiction rehab centers for the individual and his or her particular situation. If you are suffering […]

March 4, 2019

10 Successful Alcoholics in Recovery

Overcoming any addiction is an uphill battle that can be discouraging in some moments. As a person in recovery, it can be helpful to draw inspiration from those who have walked a similar journey. Here are some inspiring stories of successful alcoholics in recovery. 1. Martin Sheen Ramon Gerard Antonio […]

May 23, 2018

What is Cotton Fever

She came into the emergency department with a fever and pain in her head and abdomen. Track marks lined her arms from injecting heroin. Following a series of tests, doctors diagnosed her as having a collection of pus within her spine. She was given antibiotics and transferred to another hospital […]

August 18, 2017

One Reason Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much

(Pixabay) There’s a new obstacle to lowering drug prices: the pharmaceutical companies have shot each other in the foot in a circular firing squad. Specifically it’s about biotechnology drugs, called biopharmaceuticals or biologics, such as vaccines and cancer drugs, which are “large molecule” drugs made partly from biological materials. Because […]