It’s easy to dismiss a lot of the stories about “bath salts” that appear in the media. Accounts of drug-crazed “zombies” engaged in cannibalistic violence; stories of violent arrests and accounts of generally insane behavior linked to use of this substance may strain one’s credibility. But make no mistake: bath salts – a catch-all label created as a smoke screen to sell substances containing synthetic cathinone while avoiding police attention – are very dangerous indeed. A designer drug called “flakka” containing synthetic cathinone is becoming increasingly popular across Florida and the southeast. Read more
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Recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is a winding road. A patient may undergo physical and mental stress on their struggle towards recovery. Fortunately, professionals have many tools to treat addiction and a form of mental health therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. In summary, CBT helps recovering substance abusers recognize and avoid harmful situations, and to cope with the variety of problems that come with substance abuse. Read more
Indian reservations have long struggled with substandard living conditions and a plethora of financial hardships. Some have found great success from building casinos, but some tribes have been seeking alternative means to drive revenue. According to an article featured in Fox Business News, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in eastern South Dakota is preparing to open a legal marijuana business on their reservation within the next six months. Read more
New research from the Children’s National Health System, reports that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or spice, decreases the oxygen flow to the heart, which can cause some very serious heart problems. Lowered oxygen levels to the heart leads to a series of consequences, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing and even heart attacks. Read more
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