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Addiction Recovery and Nicotine Addiction: What Are the Risks?

It’s not uncommon to see a small band of people smoking outside 12-Step meetings, treatment centers, and other locations designated for treatment purposes. In fact, it’s less common for people...

Nicotine Addiction

  It’s not uncommon to see a small band of people smoking outside 12-Step meetings, treatment centers, and other locations designated for treatment purposes. In fact, it’s less common for...

Stimulant Drugs Overview

What Is a Stimulant? Stimulants are drugs that stimulate and speed up the body’s central nervous system. They elevate the heart rate, respiration rate, and brain function.1 This helps to...

How Do People Get Khat?

Khat is a stimulant that occurs in the plant Catha edulis, which is an evergreen shrub that grows in small trees or bushes. The plant is grown mostly in East Africa, Yemen,...

What Can Happen If You Use Too Many Nicotine Patches?

Most people who experience nicotine overdose will recover if emergency medical services are sought quickly, and long-term health problems from the event are uncommon. However, slow heartbeat and difficulty breathing...

The Dangers of Mixing Prescription Stimulants & Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines, also called benzos, are a class of drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, seizures, muscle spasms, insomnia, and other health conditions.  Some, like Valium, are used to calm...

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