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Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

It can be hard to know what to do when your loved one is struggling with an addiction, especially when they are intoxicated. You may feel paralyzed when faced with the decision of whether to seek help or try to help them on your own. It’s important to remember in times like these that your first priority should be your loved one’s health and safety. If you see any signs of drug overdose or alcohol poisoning, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention for any reason. It could save your loved one’s life. Call 911. Warning Signs of Drug Overdose and […]

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Update on The Canyon at Peace Park

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Dear Friends, On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire. For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and […]

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Do Hollywood Depictions of Addiction and Treatment Hit Their Mark?

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Many times in popular movies, depictions of recreational drug use are played for big laughs. It’s Meryl Streep smoking weed in the guest bathroom in It’s Complicated and, as a result, acting quite bizarrely at her son’s graduation party. It’s a hyper-maniacal Ben Stiller lighting up the dance floor after mistakenly adding cocaine to his coffee instead of cane sugar in Starsky & Hutch. It’s Robert Downey Jr. – who, incidentally, spent a good chunk of time behind bars between 1996-2001 for illegal drug possession and use – accidentally getting high on medicinal marijuana with Zach Galifianakis while driving from […]

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How Common Is LSD Addiction?

How Common Is LSD Addiction?

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has found its place primarily in underground clubs or raves. Ecstasy and even PCP are more likely to be found in these settings, but LSD still finds its way into the mix. LSD Addiction Statistics The following are facts and statistics about LSD use and addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that 200,000 plus people use LSD for the first time every year. This means that about 9.7% of people older than 12 have used LSD at least once. Since 2002 and the introduction of better drug abuse education the […]

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Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

LSD is a psychedelic drug that is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals available. This drug is sold in the following forms: Tablet Capsule Liquid Blotter paper Although LSD most commonly is ingested, it can also be sniffed and injected.1 LSD is a semi-synthetic drug made from a fungus called ergot, which is found on common grains, including rye.2 LSD interrupts the interaction between nerve cells and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes positive feelings. This interaction triggers an altered state that begins within the first hour or two of taking the drug and can last up to 12 hours. […]

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