Author: Charlie Ennis (Charlie Ennis)

The Impact of Super Meth
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The Impact of Super Meth

Methamphetamine is a problem in many neighborhoods and cities in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse mentions that as much as 0.6% of the population reported using meth in 2017. The chances are good that this number has gone up significantly since then, as meth is such an easy drug to score....

Drinking Mouthwash – Alcohol Misuse
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Drinking Mouthwash – Alcohol Misuse

When we think about mouthwash, we usually consider it something people use to clean their teeth and gums. Few of us suspect that it could be a temptation to consume alcohol. Mintel mentions that the mouthwash industry has seen a 15% growth in the period 2012-2017. While most of this growth may be due to...

Can You Overdose on Mushrooms?
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Can You Overdose on Mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms or “shrooms” are hallucinogenic fungi that alter one’s consciousness and state of mind. Psilocybin is the active ingredient. These mushrooms can be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the United States, Mexico, and South America. In the United States, psilocybin is classified as a Schedule I substance. This means it has a...

Alcohol and Benadryl
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Alcohol and Benadryl

What is Benadryl?  Benadryl, the brand name for diphenhydramine, is an over-the-counter antihistamine. It can help relieve the most common allergy symptoms, including itchy and watery eyes, itchy sinuses, runny noses, coughs, and sneezing.  It works by blocking your body’s response to common allergens. This reduces or eliminates many of the symptoms above, as well...

Positive Peer Pressure in Addiction Recovery
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Positive Peer Pressure in Addiction Recovery

The term “peer pressure” is often associated with children, teenagers, and young adults and it’s usually considered to be something negative. You may think about when your peers encouraged you to skip school or use illicit substances. If you’re a parent, you may be constantly worried that your kids will be pressured into doing the...

Is Adderall a Gateway Drug?
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Is Adderall a Gateway Drug?

What is Adderall?  Adderall is a prescription central nervous system stimulant. Because it is used to improve focus and energy levels, it is often referred to as a study drug. Adderall addiction is an increasingly common problem, especially among teenagers and young adults.  What Does Adderall Treat?  Adderall is most commonly prescribed to treat attention...

Cocaine and Bad Breath
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Cocaine and Bad Breath

Does Cocaine Use Cause Bad Breath? I used to go out and do cocaine on the weekends. I used it casually. My main drug was alcohol which I used with cocaine as well. It seemed like the perfect match. It wasn’t until my recovery at The Discovery House that I realized how dangerous the match...

Does Drug Use Speed Up Ageing?
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Does Drug Use Speed Up Ageing?

Drug Abuse and The Effect On The Body We live in a society that puts a high value on beauty. Trying to look younger is a priority for many individuals who are self-conscious about their aging. There are a lot of anti-aging products and services out there, and there are just as many things that...

What Is Meth Mouth?
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What Is Meth Mouth?

One of the obvious side effects of methamphetamine use is meth mouth. Meth mouth is defined simply as the tooth decay and gum disease as a result of repeated meth use. The damage to the teeth is the result of not only the acidity of the drug, but also involuntary teeth grinding and overall poor...

What Is A Functioning Alcoholic?
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What Is A Functioning Alcoholic?

Not All Alcoholics Are Obvious When we think of alcoholics, we often get a picture in our minds of homeless people talking to themselves or violent offenders who are in and out of jail and prison. In reality, these types of people make up for a smaller percentage of alcoholics. The majority of people who...

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