What is Trauma Recovery?

Thousands of Americans suffer from trauma and the issues that come from it. Unfortunately, our world is full of car accidents, assaults, war, and other traumatic events that can leave the victim a shell of who they once were. Luckily trauma recovery can help victims recover from the initial impact of trauma and create a […]

Slamming Meth

Slamming Meth – Methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerous and addictive drug that stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in a boost in brain activity, breathing, body temperature, and heart rate. Meth is most often used for its euphoric effects and ability to increase energy and alertness and decrease appetite, but it can also have […]

Alcohol and Weight Gain

Alcohol and Weight Gain – Consuming too much alcohol results in a litany of effects, both big and small, on a person’s general health and emotional stability, as well as their personal and professional relationships. Most negative consequences such as those just mentioned are relatively well-known. Perhaps less well-known, however, is the association between alcohol […]

What Type of Drug is Alcohol?

Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that is classified as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, meaning that excessive consumption inhibits activity in the CNS, eventually resulting in slurred speech, impaired coordination, and delayed reaction time. As for alcohol’s impact on the brain, it’s a drug that degrades a person’s ability to reason and distorts his […]

7 Signs of a Crack Cocaine Addiction

Crack cocaine saw its popularity soar during the 1980s and 90s and while it’s no longer discussed frequently on the news – crack cocaine is still a serious problem in the US. According to a 2013 National Institute on Drug Abuse survey close to one million Americans admitted to using crack currently or in the […]

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms: What to Expect

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms: What to Expect – Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid and an illicit, powerful street drug that has an incredibly high potential for abuse and addiction. It is notorious for the unpleasant side effects that users can experience when they attempt to quit – otherwise known as being “dope sick.” Those who have […]

Why Choose Our Holistic Rehab Program?

If you’ve decided to take the steps to move forward from an addiction or chemical dependency you’ve made the right move – but choosing how to go about sobriety can play a large part in determining your success. Harmony Ridge hosts several types of drug treatment and addiction rehabilitation programs, but we are especially proud […]

What is Narcan Used For?

What is Narcan Used For? – Narcan (naloxone) is a nasal spray that serves as an opioid antagonist and an anti-overdose solution. In the event of an overdose on opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, prompt administration of Narcan nullifies the effects of the overdose by replacing opioids active on the receptors in the brain […]

Xanax and Hydrocodone: A Dangerous Combination

Xanax and Hydrocodone: A Dangerous Combination – When taking medications, understanding any possible drug interactions is a critical but often overlooked component to one’s health. Before taking medication, one should know its associated side effects and any adverse reactions it could have with other substances. What Is Xanax? Xanax (alprazolam) is a commonly prescribed and […]

Signs of Crack Use

Signs of Crack Use – Crack cocaine, or crack, is an illegal and potent central nervous system stimulant with a very high risk of abuse and habit formation. Long-term crack use places unnatural stress on the human nervous and cardiovascular systems and is associated with a dramatic downturn in the user’s quality of life. Indeed, […]