20 Nov

Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine (also known as meth) is one of the most commonly used, fastest growing drugs in the world. Its low cost, availability, and ease of manufacturing aid the continuing problem. Like any addictive drug, the greatest risk associated with methamphetamine is developing a dependence....

20 Nov

Heroin: An Overview

Heroin is derived from the morphine that comes from the Asian Poppy seed. It is a strong opiate and a highly addictive drug. The finished product can come in two basic forms, either as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky...

29 Oct

Alcohol and Your Brain

Alcohol begins having an effect on your body from that first sip. As alcohol consumption increases, its effects become more damaging and can have some very negative short and long-term consequences. As one consumes more and more alcohol, different areas of the brain become affected....

26 Oct

Alcohol – BAC Facts

Consuming alcohol can have very negative effects on the health, both short and long term. The consequences of alcohol consumption depend partly on how much is consumed within a short period of time. This determines the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and often determines what...

24 Oct

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are two different problems that people can face when they drink excessively. Both are damaging to one's physical health and lifestyle but alcoholism has a more lasting effect than alcohol abuse.   Alcohol abuse is when drinking leads to problems, but not necessarily...