Nothing Cute About Popping a “Xannie”

Xanax, also called “Xannies,” “Footballs,” “Sticks,” or “Bars” is the popular drug on and around the block. Originally designed to treat acute panic attacks, Xanax is a Benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen,) also known as a Benzo. This medication works by suppressing the output of neurotransmitters that interpret fear and slowing down brain activity, thereby producing a calming [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Articles, Drug Related|Comments Off on Nothing Cute About Popping a “Xannie”

40 REASONS WHY NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE

    40 REASONS WHY NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE: You can kill someone’s mom. You can kill someone’s dad. You can kill someone’s sister. You can kill someone’s brother. You can kill someone’s baby. You can kill someone’s child. You can kill someone’s best friend. You can kill someone’s grandma. You can kill someone’s grandpa. [...]

April 13th, 2015|Drug Related|Comments Off on 40 REASONS WHY NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE

OPIATE ADDICTION

DID YOU KNOW?           12 to 17-year-olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse ecstasy, crack/cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine combined.           60% of teens who have abused prescription painkillers did so before age 15.          There are as many new abusers age 12 to 17 of prescription drugs as there are of marijuana.           Only one-third of parents [...]

March 12th, 2015|Drug Related|Comments Off on OPIATE ADDICTION

ENABLING OR DISABLING

You've likely heard the terms enabling and enabler, but may not fully understand the meaning of these terms. While you may hear the words used in other contexts, they are most often used when speaking of one’s relationship with someone who is battling an addiction. Read on to better understand.   In short, enabling is removing the natural consequences of [...]

March 12th, 2015|Drug Related|Comments Off on ENABLING OR DISABLING