Methamphetamine, also known as meth, or crystal meth, is a growing problem. Because it’s easy to make and more affordable than heroine or cocaine, more folks are getting hooked at an alarming rate. Unlike some other highly addictive drugs, meth is manufactured, many times in garages and basements. It’s made with dangerous chemicals and household cleaning products and can cause extensive damage to the body. Though its stimulating properties feel great at first, crashing is very unpleasant, which creates a vicious cycle. Moreover, meth eats away the brain, contributing memory loss, loss of motor skills and more. If you’re wondering […]
The first step in recovery is recognizing whether or not you have a problem with a drug, alcohol or a combination of substances. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to be objective when gauging your own drug use or that of someone you love. To help you determine whether or not you are addicted or in the beginning abusive stages of drug use, follow along over the next few days as we look at different drugs and their signs of addiction.
When people think of going to drug and alcohol rehab, they often equate it with a jail sentence: people telling you what to do and what not to do. No freedom. No choices. It may have been that way in the past, but The Canyon does things differently. Drug addiction treatment here is client-directed, which means you are a partner alongside our Master’s level staff. Partners make decisions. That’s right – you can actually customize your drug rehab treatment with the staff to create an addiction treatment plan that meets your needs rather than having someone tell you what your […]
In the beginning, when crystal meth started appearing in clubs for gay men and in gay circuits, the guys called the drug “Christina.” Over time as familiarity developed, “Christina” became “Chrissy” and, eventually, “Tina.” And among the gay men who know her, it’s a love-hate relationship.