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How Does Drug Abuse Affect the Heart?

Most illegal substances have unseen physical health effects. Rarely do we consider the potential health risks to our bodies if they are not externally apparent. Nearly every illegal substance negatively affects the heart in both short and long terms ways. Stimulants may be the most dangerous class of drugs for our hearts. Drug abuse and…

Healthy Ways to Maximize Your Recovery

For one who has suffered from drug or alcohol abuse, the first step to recovery is seeking professional treatment, as addiction recovery centers have the resources and expertise to guide you to the best possible treatment plans. After initial treatment though, the heat is on you to remain focused and diligent until you’re fully recovered.…

What are the Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism?

Alcohol’s status as a legal intoxicant makes it no less dangerous than most illicit substances. Chronic consumption of alcohol can be devastating to the brain and body, leading to serious health complications or early death. Excessive alcohol consumption is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The effects of acute alcohol…

What do Amphetamines do to the Brain?

Amphetamines have grown in popularity among students in recent years for their ability to stimulate the brain and body, reduce fatigue, and increase concentration. Amphetamines are often legal by prescription for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, but they have an extremely high potential for abuse and addiction. Amphetamines rapidly change the chemistry of the…

Why are Healthy Eating Habits Important in Recovery?

Many men and women in active addiction allow their health to fall by the wayside. We find our lives being driven by drugs and alcohol, and end up caring very little about our own physical health. Proper nutrition and healthy eating habits are rarely considered before sobriety, but we find these to be crucial when…

Hike Your Way to Better Health

It can be difficult to get active when we first achieve sobriety. We often cared little about our physical and mental health when we living with addiction, but sobriety gives us a chance to finally turn our attention to our health and happiness. Working out can feel tedious, but we can find ways to get…

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…