What are the Effects of Salvia?

Salvia Divinorum, also known as seer’s sage, is a psychoactive herb in the sage family that is native to southern Mexico and parts of South America. The plant gained popularity for its ability to produce brief but intense hallucinogenic effects. The active ingredient in Salvia Divinorum, salvinorin A, is an extremely potent psychoactive that cause…

How Dangerous is Smoking ‘Spice’?

Drugs like Spice and K2 are synthetic versions of marijuana known as “synthetic cannabinoids.” There have been a variety of recent reports of synthetic cannabinoids causing overdoses and major adverse health problems. Usually, the substance is composed of dried, shredded plants materials that are sprayed with the synthetic chemicals or they can be sold as…

Is Marijuana Really That Bad?

As marijuana laws are becoming more relaxed, there are proponents who believe that marijuana is a cure-all,while others believe marijuana  is just as damaging as any other illicit substance. The truth, however, is somewhere in the middle. Marijuana does have major health benefits for those who need it, but when taken recreationally, frequently, and in…

The Dangers of Insufflation

Some people choose to insufflate, or snort, psychoactive substances because it causes them to affect the person faster. When a drug is snorted, the drugs are absorbed through mucous membranes in the nose and enter into the bloodstream without being broken down by the stomach. The result is a stronger and faster high, albeit a…

What is Codependency?

Merriam-Webster defines codependency as a “psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (such as an addiction to alcohol or heroin,” or, more broadly, it is the “dependence on the needs of or control by another.” Codependency was originally thought to…

Are Steroids Dangerous?

A person who first achieves sobriety is in danger of falling into the trap of behavioral addictions. Food, sex, and gambling are examples of behavioral addictions that a person may find themselves engaging in as an attempt to replace the fleeting feelings of pleasure provided by drugs. Another common behavioral addiction is working out. Unfortunately,…