Chapters Capistrano Blog

May 29, 2018

Cocaine and Its Surprising History

Coca is one of the world’s oldest, most dangerous, most potent, and most addictive stimulants of natural beginnings. Several thousand years before the birth of Christ, to counter the effects of residing in the thin mountain air by speeding up their breathing and get their hearts racing, ancient Andean’s chewed coca […]

May 24, 2018

Effects of Alcohol That Makes it More Dangerous Than Drugs

You may think of alcohol as less harmful compared to drugs because you can buy it legally as long as you are not underage. But research has suggested that the effects of alcohol are much more dangerous compared to heroin, crack cocaine or other prescription opioids. A 2010 research by the […]

May 23, 2018

Rohypnol: Avoiding the Date Rape Drug Called Roofies

With a potency around ten times more than Valium, Rohypnol is a drug that is used by drug abusers for a paralyzing high or by individuals who wish to commit a sexual assault on unsuspecting victims. By learning more about Rohypnol, you can avoid using the drug and hopefully not be […]

May 22, 2018

The Dangers of Drinking Mouthwash and How to Prevent It

Mouthwash is a very useful product. Swishing, rinsing, and gargling mouthwash is a good way to clean bacteria, debris, and prevent viral infection. Unfortunately, mouthwash is sometimes abused by those who are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is used in mouthwash as the main ingredient for cleaning out bacteria and infections. […]

May 21, 2018

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms: They Are Real

With all the talk lately about legalizing marijuana and the potential medicinal benefits of the drug, many people don’t realize that for some people, marijuana can become an addiction. Those that are in favor of legalizing marijuana may not understand the numbers of those who have become dependent on the […]

May 17, 2018

Understanding Meth: Here’s How Long It Stays in the Body

Methamphetamines, also known as meth, activate parts of the brain related to pleasure. This synthetic drug jump-starts the release of neurotransmitters. The duration of effect for meth depends on how much of the drug was administered. It must be noted that a certain degree of tolerance is developed as a mechanism […]

May 16, 2018

Adderall High: How Are You Affected?

Adderall is a prescription drug that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. The drug was created to affect the central nervous system as a stimulant and it will speed up how this system functions and how the brain is sensing messages it receives. Dopamine and norepinephrine, […]

May 15, 2018

Dilaudid Addiction and Abuse: What Do You Need to Know?

Over the past years, there are more and more people becoming addicted to Dilaudid or at least abusing the drug. Dilaudid, also known as hydromorphone, is prescribed to many people to reduce pain levels. It is generally only prescribed to treat moderate and severe pain, usually from broken bones, cancer, […]

May 14, 2018

Naltrexone: Using it for Opiate and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Naltrexone (Vivitrol or Revia) is a reversing agent for preventing opioids from actively working in someone’s body. It is commonly prescribed for reducing alcohol cravings as well. This medication should be used as an addition to an addiction treatment program. The treatment program would also include counseling, behavioral therapy, compliance monitoring […]

May 11, 2018

Clonazepam Symptoms of Withdrawal, Information and Treatment Options

Clonazepam, or Klonopin, is one of the anxiolytic drugs. It is generally prescribed for managing seizures and panic attack disorders. It slows down many brain and bodily functions to help reduce stress and anxiety. It also raises the amount of GABA, or gamma amino-butyric acid, in one’s brain. When that […]