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What Is Ephedrine?

Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted To Codeine

Codeine is a type of opioid medication that is often prescribed to patients to treat mild or moderate pain conditions. This medication is typically safe for users that take it as directed. Unfortunately, when it is abused, it can have serious negative consequences. At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter individuals at our drug rehab that are trying to achieve a life of sobriety after dealing with a codeine addiction. Although it is very challenging to do so, it is not impossible. What Is Codeine [...]

The Connection Between Crohn’s Disease And Addiction

Crohn’s disease is a painful condition that affects the digestive tract. This debilitating condition causes severe inflammation to the digestive tract, which can often lead individuals to self-medicate. At the Crosby Clinic, we have a dual diagnosis program that counters co-occurring conditions in order to help patients heal in a variety of ways. More About Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that has no cure. This condition causes immense distress to a person’s digestive tract. The [...]

The Impacts Of Cannabis On Dopamine

The Dangers Of Smoking Heroin

Heroin is an extremely potent drug that is derived from the opium poppy. It comes in either a powdery substance or a tar-like substance often referred to as “black tar” heroin. Either of these forms of heroin can be smoked through a pipe or a homemade mechanism. Individuals that smoke heroin are at an increased risk of overdosing or suffering from both short-term and long-term health complications. At the Crosby Clinic, we provide substance abuse help to individuals dealing with this horrific [...]

The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol With Vicodin

Vicodin is a type of pain medication that is often prescribed to patients battling moderate-to-severe pain conditions. This medication combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen to create a stronger and more effective pain relieving option. Mixing this medication with alcohol can have a very damaging impact on your health. If you are battling a Vicodin or alcohol addiction, contact the Crosby Clinic to get substance abuse help as soon as possible. Prolonging this type of abuse can be life-threatening. What Is Vicodin? Vicodin is a [...]

Enzyme Found That May Treat Cocaine Overdose

Is Alcoholism Genetic Or Hereditary?

Over 1.5 million Americans are currently battling an alcohol addiction. This is one of the most widespread and recognized addiction among all age groups. Unfortunately, a person that does not receive adequate substance abuse help can suffer fatal consequences from this horrific disease. Individuals are at an increased risk of organ damage and developing several forms of cancer. Our alcohol center at the Crosby Clinic recognizes the unique challenges individuals battling alcoholism face. It is important to recognize that you are not alone [...]

What Not To Bring To Drug Rehab

Deciding to enter drug rehab is overwhelming enough. Trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring can seem downright impossible. At the Crosby Clinic, we are often asked what to bring to inpatient rehab by patients that have never gone through drug treatment before. This question is quite difficult to answer. Instead, we find it easier to let patients decide what to bring by telling them what they should avoid bringing for their stay. Do Not Bring Prohibited Items There are certain items [...]

More Ways To Convince My Adult Child To Go To Rehab

How Individuals Enable Their Loved One’s Addiction

Families that have a member battling addiction are often at a loss on how they should react. Quite often they are scared for their loved one and walk on eggshells to keep them happy. Quite often, families lie to others about the addict’s actions and behavior in order to cover for them. They will take responsibility for their actions, provide financial assistance, and make strides to cover a person’s habits. These are all actions of enabling addiction and they should [...]

Alcohol Advertisements And The Adolescent Mind

How Does Alcohol Abuse Affect Your Health

Alcohol can have a damaging impact on vital organs. Individuals that drink habitually are placing their bodies under immense stress. This can have a profound long-term effect on a person’s ability to function properly. At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter individuals battling alcohol addiction. Some individuals are able to reverse their health complications by getting alcohol treatment. The Impact Of Alcohol On The Body In the human body, alcohol works as a central nervous system depressant. It has stimulant properties that flood [...]

Cocaine Induced Insomnia

Cocaine is an extremely powerful drug that, without substance abuse help, can have a very damaging impact on a person’s health. Cocaine works by causing an intense rush of energy in users. This can create an increased feeling of euphoria. Unfortunately, when this effect wears off, it often causes insomnia in users. At the Crosby Clinic, we help patients battling this addiction in drug rehab so they can get back to a substance-free life. Using Cocaine And Developing Insomnia Individuals often choose cocaine as a [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal Can Cause Seizures

During acute alcohol withdrawal, a person risks suffering from seizures. These are often characterized by muscle spasms, uncontrollable twitching, and convulsions. Additionally, individuals can suffer from nausea, insomnia, delirium tremors, anxiety, and hallucinations. At the Crosby Clinic, we provide a safe environment at our rehabilitation facilities for individuals to deal with alcohol withdrawal under the supervision of medical professionals. What Is Alcohol Withdrawal? When a person drinks excessively, they develop a dependency for it. This is characterized by extreme cravings, a tolerance leading to higher [...]