Author: Gary Jackson

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Gary Jackson has been working as a social worker for 10 years now. He studied psychology at Boston University and, right after graduation, started helping people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Now he is writing helpful articles in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction in this blog.

February 20, 2024

Gary Jackson

LSD: Effects and hazards

This overstimulation causes changes in thought, attention, perceptions, and emotions. Additionally, LSD reduces brain activity in several structures, including the right middle temporal gyrus, anterior cingulate cortex, cerebellum, and left superior frontal and postcentral gyrus. A very small amount, equivalent to two grains of salt, is sufficient to produce the drug’s effects. The time between […]

Drug Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol use disorder and Timeline of Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

But anything more than a drink or so a day has the opposite effect, especially if you abuse or are addicted to alcohol. Women’s sex drive might drop, and their vagina might get drier. By Buddy T Buddy T is a writer and founding member of the Online Al-Anon Outreach Committee with decades of experience […]

Detox and Treatment

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Bath Salts Addiction: Signs, Risks, and Treatment

The DEA reports that users of bath salts are typically teenagers, young adults, and college students. The journal Addiction Science & Clinical Practice publishes that while abuse of designer drugs has been seen in people of various ages, it is most common in males in their mid to late 20s. Individuals taking bath salts may […]

Drug Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and the Brain: An Overview National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA

Moderate alcohol use may have some benefits, but heavy or binge drinking has no health benefits. It’s defined as three drinks in a day or more than seven drinks a week for women and for men older than 65, and more than four drinks in a day or more than 14 drinks a week for […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Ecstasy Detox Symptoms, Timeline, Medications And Treatment

This drug can be useful during the detox process as many clients can experience depression and increased anxiety when they wean off ecstasy. While ecstasy is less dangerous to detox from than many drugs, it is not recommended that you do it alone. Individuals who experience intense anxiety and depression during detox are at risk […]

Detox and Treatment

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Cocaine Crack: What It Is, Side Effects, Risks & Withdrawal

This detection window is much shorter than that of other drugs, such as marijuana, which testing methods can detect for up to 30 days after last use. Potential short-term side effects include overdose, addiction (cocaine use disorder) and withdrawal. Long-term side effects may include serious and potentially life-threatening medical issues like heart failure, stroke or […]

Drug Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Hydrocodone And Alcohol: Effects, Dangers, And Consequences

It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor. If a person takes these two drugs together, they are also at an increased risk of overdose. Overdose can occur more quickly when these two substances […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

10 Signs That Someone You Know Is Using Crack Regularly

That time was often called the crack epidemic, and it hit places like New York and Los Angeles particularly hard. These rocks may have been adulterated with caffeine, sugar, lactose, or levamisole, among other substances. These can be mixed to add potency, replicate effects, or simply bulk up the weight or appearance so drug dealers […]

Drug Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment

You’re more likely to stick with a detox program when you have lots of help. Protracted withdrawal from detox, also known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome, may last weeks, months, or potentially years for those recovering from severe addiction. Understanding how alcohol detox works can help you prepare yourself or a loved one for a detox […]

Detox and Treatment

February 16, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and Dopamine Does Alcohol Release Dopamine?

While drinking initially boosts a person’s dopamine levels, the brain adapts to the dopamine overload with continued alcohol use. It produces less of the neurotransmitter, reducing the number of dopamine receptors in the body and increasing dopamine transporters, which carry away the excess dopamine. Researchers are investigating whether drugs that normalize dopamine levels in the […]

Alcohol Addiction