Don’t believe what you see in the movies.
Too often, cocaine is portrayed as a glamorous drug. It is, in the
popular imagination, the plaything of stockbrokers and socialites,
dandies and debutantes; it’s sniffed in fancy clubs and opulent mansions,
where everybody’s rich and no one’s the wiser.
Cocaine as it’s portrayed in mass forms of entertainment is
harmless, trivial: There [...]

Drug Treatment Information 3/19

Nobody likes to talk about drug addiction, or drug treatment, or drug treatment programs. That’s pretty obvious, right?: drug rehab doesn’t exactly make for pleasant cocktail party conversation, and addiction isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. But here’s the kicker: If you want to beat drug addiction, you’ve got to talk about it. And [...]

Cocaine takes control

Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction is a terrible disease. It can usually be characterized by uncontrollable cravings and an incessant need to find the drug. Many who suffer from a cocaine addiction have seen it ruin their lives and the lives of those around them.
Social use of cocaine can easily become a chronic addiction. For many people, [...]

Drug Treatment Information 3/12

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably already heard it a million times: You can’t beat drug addiction without drug treatment. No way, no how: If you want to get better, you’ve got to go to drug rehab, at a drug treatment center; if you want to overcome drug abuse, you’ve got to get [...]

Drug Treatment Information 3/8

So you need drug rehab, and drug treatment, and a drug treatment center. Fine. Actually, more than fine: It’s a hard admission to make, and if you’ve come this far, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. But make no mistake: You aren’t even close to done.
Accepting that you need drug rehab is a [...]

Drug Treatment Information 3/6

Here’s a question: Why doesn’t drug treatment work for everyone? In an age of expert drug rehab programs and expensive drug treatment centers, why doesn’t every drug treatment patient get better? Put even more simply: Why is drug addiction so damn hard to beat?
Part of the answer lies in the mechanisms of drug addiction itself. [...]