Monarch Shores Blog

July 20, 2018

Heroin in America

Heroin in America Today the US is suffering from the worst opioid crisis in its entire history. For a bit of perspective, in 2016 alone, opioids killed more Americans than in the entire Vietnam War. Data from The New York Times revealed that during that year, there were 59,000 who died […]

July 19, 2018

How Does Heroin Kill You

How Does Heroin Kill You: The Science of a Heroin Overdose A heroin overdose took the life of 21-year-old Walmart employee, Alysa Ivy. And a heroin overdose took the life of 46-year-old Hollywood star, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Do an Internet search of “heroin overdose deaths,” and you see reports of […]

July 16, 2018

How Much Does the War on Drugs Cost?

How Much Does the War on Drugs Cost? “America is at war,” and this isn’t a blanket statement considering that the USA has been battling drug abuse for just about a century. Despite the policy changes, and dollars spent in the fight against drug abuse, it seems that the war […]

July 6, 2018

What is 2c?

What is 2C? New Designer Drug Causing a Buzz Witnesses in Grand Forks, North Dakota who saw 17-year-old Elija Stai after he had ingested the drug said that he was “growling,” banging “his head against the ground,” and appeared to be “possessed” before he died. The 18-year-old who provided Stai with […]

June 19, 2018

Best Movies About Addiction

Best Movies About Addiction One thing is certain today, time has changed and there’s an evolution in the cultural perception of alcohol and drug addiction. This ailment continues to wreck the lives of nearly 24 million people in the United States alone, that’s not including the countless many who suffer […]

June 15, 2018

Divorce After Rehab

Divorce After Rehab: Should I Stay or Should I Go Being in love with someone who has an addiction is never easy. When they are living an addictive lifestyle, you are constantly worried about them. You wonder when the next bad thing is going to happen. With all these worries, you […]

June 8, 2018

What is Vicodin and Should I Take It

What is Vicodin and Should I take it? She was a writer, a wife, and a mother, and she was addicted to Vicodin. Jennifer was taking Vicodin to control the pain she was suffering from migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. At some point, though, Jennifer found herself chewing up Vicodin with her […]

June 5, 2018

Advice for Families of Addicts: Life After Rehab

Advice for Families of Addicts: Life After Rehab Families of addicts suffer a great deal, and their challenges can be not only overwhelmingly stressful but also unrelenting for long periods of time. Some families live for years with the pain and chaos of a loved one’s addiction. Of course, everyone’s […]

June 4, 2018

Advice for Families of Addicts: Getting into Treatment

Advice for Families of Addicts: Getting into Treatment Having an addict in your family is not something that is easy to deal with. You may have constant worries about what they are doing, what is going to happen to them, and whether they will ever stop abusing alcohol or drugs. […]

May 18, 2018

The Most Addictive Drug in the World

What is the Most Addictive Drug in the World? Many people wonder “what is the most addictive drug in the world?. While we often consider the answer to be a matter of opinion, there have been studies to help establish a scientific answer. According to the World Health Organization, around […]