Author - Frank Montalvo

Signs of Meth Use in Friends and Family

Identifying the Signs of Meth Use in Friends and Family

How Knowing the Signs of Meth Use Can Help Your Loved One Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug – meaning that it lets people stay awake and undertake continuous activities with less need for sleep as it affects the central nervous system. Not only is meth highly addictive, but methamphetamine...

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What Does Heroin Look Like

What Does Heroin Look Like?

What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid drug derived from morphine, which is extracted from the pod of opium poppy plants. This drug comes from various poppy plants cultivated in South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. But what does heroin look like? And how can you get help for a...

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P2P Meth

P2P Meth: The Rise of Super Meth

Methamphetamine use has long been prevalent in the U.S. It has been a significant contributor to the still ongoing drug abuse epidemic in the country. As the opioid epidemic and overdose deaths continue to rise in the U.S. over recent years, methamphetamine or meth has become one of the primary...

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Pink Meth

Pink Meth: The Realities of Strawberry Methamphetamine

Get the Facts Behind Pink Meth Many people are familiar with methamphetamine or crystal meth, thanks to headlines or the news in general. However, when the AMC show Breaking Bad became widely popular, it also helped bring the problems and dangers surrounding meth into the spotlight. At the same time though, the...

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Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV drugs by the DEA. This means that they have some potential for abuse and can also be prescribed for medical uses. Benzodiazepines are often used in conjunction with other drugs, specifically alcohol and opioids. In many cases of cocaine addiction, users will also take benzodiazepines...

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What is Speedballing

What is Speedballing?

I never thought I’d be in a position to try cocaine. I was always the straight edge kid, straight A student, church goer, and someone who had even preached against drinking from time to time. That wasn’t enough to put me in the wrong place at the wrong time. My...

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EMDR Therapy Albuquerque

EMDR Therapy Albuquerque

There are many treatment modalities utilized in today’s world of psychology. Some have origins that date back decades, while others have come about relatively recently. These techniques are backed by numerous studies and peer-reviewed medical journals, all of which collectively point to their incredible efficacy and effectiveness in treating a...

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Vaping and Drugs

Vaping and Drugs: What You Need to Know

You look around you and discover that there are a lot of people who vape today. TikTok and YouTube and vaping drug use have popularized this culture although they claim that they’ve cracked down on these types of videos. Due to the popularity of vaping it’s important to understand more...

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Cocaine and its Effects - IBH

Looking Closer at Cocaine and its Effects

Taking a Deep Dive Into the Effects of Cocaine Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from coca leaves found mostly in South America. The active ingredient is called cocaine hydrochloride (HCl), which comes in two forms -- free base or powdered cocaine. When snorted through the nose into the nasal cavity, it...

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