Author: Justin Mckibben Almost a year ago, I walked into a local urgent care clinic with a knot in my chest. I had been experiencing palpitations and chest tightness on-and-off for a month or more, and this particular morning my... Learn MoreOverdose Profile: Cocaine
Cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means that it is an illicit drug; however, it has some medical uses. Cocaine is used as a local anesthetic and is useful in treating wounds – even in young children.... Learn MoreAlcohol Withdrawal Full Body Tremors
Because it is legal and socially-acceptable, many people forget that alcohol is a drug; in fact, it is considered to be one of the worst drugs you can ingest, if not the worst drug. One of the main aspects of... Learn MoreCocaine Detox and Addiction Treatment South Florida
Cocaine Detox and Addiction Treatment South Florida: What you need to know Cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning that, although there are limited medical uses attributed to it, it is also considered to be an illicit drug... Learn MoreMy Last 100 days as an addict
Many people (in and outside of recovery) believe that an addict has to “hit their bottom” before they are ready to get clean. I don’t think that is the case for everyone, though. Don’t get me wrong, things had gotten... Learn MoreWhat is Neuropsychology?
What is Neuropsychology? Neuropsychology is the study of changes in the human behavior and cognitive functioning. Usually neuropsychology is used after some sort of physical damage to the brain either through an accident, trauma, or even substance abuse. Some diseases... Learn MoreIn The News: Recreational Cocaine Use Increases Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke
What is cocaine? Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Cocaine’s addictive properties are related to its effect on the body’s reward pathways. It is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of dopamine, a brain chemical associated... Learn More