October 2018

the dangers of psychedelics

Psychedelics: What Are They and What Are the Dangers?

Psychedelic drugs are notorious for their ability to alter perception and mood, sometimes in spectacular fashion. Many are derived from plants or fungi or created synthetically. They come in forms from pills to liquids to impregnated blotting paper, and many are in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. [...]

September 2018

What Is AT-121?

What is AT-121 and How Will It Affect the Opioid Crisis?

With the overwhelming prescription and distribution of painkillers throughout the country, the opioid crisis is reaching an all time high. This vicious cycle of curving pain with opioids (both synthetic and natural), which creates a real possibility of patient addiction, is a major problem in the United States. And [...]

August 2018

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What Is Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment?

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that produces a narcotic, euphoric effect when taken. For a long time, fentanyl was simply a pain killing medication used to treat various medical problems. However, more and more people are beginning to use it recreationally, often with tragic results. Like just about [...]

July 2018

quitting opiates

Why You Should NOT Detox From Opiates Cold Turkey

The danger of opiate addiction is well-documented. In the United States 116 people die from an opiate related overdose each day. Despite the risks and because of the misery involved with addiction, many try to break free from their opiate addiction on their own—cold turkey. Doing this can have [...]

valium addiction

Valium Overdose: Signs, Signals, and Solutions

Here in San Diego County (where Pure Life Recovery is located) it’s common to see individuals struggling with addiction to benzodiazepines (or “benzos” for short). This class of drug is typically prescribed by a doctor; however, prolonged use will create dependency like any addictive substance. Once a person has [...]