Chapters Capistrano Blog

April 27, 2018

A Deeper Look Into Peyote

Perhaps you’ve watched a movie where people are drinking Peyote, but you weren’t quite sure what it was. It’s not a common occurrence in America to see people using Peyote, but in other countries, it’s much more common among the indigenous folks. What is Peyote? Peyote, sometimes called ‘payote’ comes […]

April 26, 2018

Alcohol Poisoning: Symptoms and Other Important Facts

Unfortunately, there have been thousands of deaths every year in the United States alone, due to alcohol poisoning. There are far too many people who don’t understand the full dangers of alcohol and the pressure it puts the body through. When someone consumes many alcoholic beverages in a short amount of […]

April 25, 2018

Understanding Drug Withdrawal Symptoms: The Timelines and Treatment

Withdrawal often referred to as withdrawal syndrome, is a situation where a person presents with predictable signs and symptoms following a sudden removal of a drug’s regular dosage, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). The signs and symptoms associated with withdrawal syndrome may vary depending on the drug, […]

April 24, 2018

Adderall and Cocaine—More Similar Than You May Think

Cocaine and Adderall are both psychostimulant drugs. Psychostimulants induce increased excitement in the brain and nervous system and so consequently, the body and mind are affected throughout. Some commonly used stimulating drugs are caffeine and nicotine which are legal and easily available. Other stimulants that are commonly abused are methamphetamine, cocaine […]

April 23, 2018

What is Kratom and What Do You Need to Know

What is Kratom? Kratom is a drug that comes from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa plant also known as the ‘Kratom plant’. Its origins can be traced back to Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia and some parts of Southeast Asia. The abuse of Kratom dates back to almost […]

April 17, 2018

Why Are Alcoholics So Selfish?

Many people seem to think that addicts and alcoholics are quite selfish, especially when they’re using. Chances are if you’ve had a loved one who is in active addiction, then you’ve experienced the selfishness of an addict firsthand. Maybe you’ve been lied to over and over or perhaps you’ve had […]

April 16, 2018

Ambien Side Effects and Treatment?

When you can’t fall asleep at night and lie there tossing and turning half the night, chances are you wake up groggy and grouchy. Most of us can agree that sleepless nights make for rough days. For those who have chronic sleep disruptions, the thought of taking prescription sleep medication almost […]

April 12, 2018

How Long Does Cocaine (Coke) Stay In Your System?

The human body experiences a tremendous short term high when cocaine enters into the user’s bloodstream. Euphoria, manic levels of energy and hypersensitivity surges through the user, but only for a very short amount of time, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes. Yet while the euphoric effects of cocaine are rather […]

April 6, 2018

6 Best Drug Documentaries You Must Watch!

With the rise of talk about the prevalence of addiction in the past several years, more and more people are interested in learning more. From the surge in opiate addiction to the long-standing addiction to alcohol and nicotine, people are indeed wanting to learn why this addiction epidemic is occurring […]

April 5, 2018

Does Tramadol Get You High?

Will Tramadol (Ultram) Cause You to Get High? There are many drugs out there which could cause someone to get high. It is controversial whether Tramadol is one of those drugs. The truth is that Tramadol might cause you to get high. However, there is a lower addiction risk with […]