How to Tell if Someone is High

How to Tell if Someone is High

Being “high” means the person is intoxicated with drugs. Suspecting a friend, family member or loved one is doing drugs, can be vastly upsetting. In many cases, the person on drugs will eventually recover without any danger, however sometimes they may overindulge...
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07/16 2024
WhiteSands Helps Patients Throughout All Levels of Care

WhiteSands Helps Patients Throughout All Levels of Care

From Medical Detox to Inpatient, Outpatient, and Aftercare, The Facility Guides Guests Each Step of the Way A recent guest of WhiteSands Treatment Center in Lakeland, Florida is currently completing the intensive outpatient treatment program. “I am currently in IOP and am...
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07/16 2024
Mixing Paxlovid and Alcohol: Interactions and Side Effects

Mixing Paxlovid and Alcohol: Interactions and Side Effects

Paxlovid has been used to treat COVID-19 since December of 2021 and has helped keep many high-risk patients out of the hospital. Often doctors and pharmacists will warn patients about mixing their medication with alcohol. Paxlovid is one medication that can have...
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07/15 2024
Is Delta-9 Legal?

Is Delta-9 Legal?

Marijuana use has rapidly risen in the past decade with it becoming more socially acceptable and legalized in various states. Delta-9 THC is the most well-known and well-studied form of THC. It is also the most potent, giving users an intense high...
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07/15 2024
Top 10 Things to Include in a 2024 Relapse Prevention Plan

Top 10 Things to Include in a 2024 Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder that involves changes to the brain circuits involved in reward, stress, and self-control. There is no cure for addiction, but it is treatable and manageable with the right tools. One of the crucial tools to achieve...
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07/11 2024
Delta-8 vs. Delta-9 Differences and Similarities

Delta-8 vs. Delta-9 Differences and Similarities

Cannabis plants contain dozens of different cannabinoids, all with varying effects on the body. Common cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Forms of THC include Delta-8 and Delta-9, which have similar chemical structures but different effects and legal standings. Here we...
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07/11 2024
Melatonin Side Effects: What You Need to Know

Melatonin Side Effects: What You Need to Know

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 50 – 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep disorders. About 1 in 3 adults don’t regularly get enough uninterrupted sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to mental and physical health problems, loss...
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07/10 2024
10 Trazodone Side Effects to Look For

10 Trazodone Side Effects to Look For

Trazodone is an FDA-approved antidepressant commonly used to treat major depressive disorders. It is also used to treat anxiety and insomnia in some cases. However, trazadone’s effects on serotonin can also lead to some side effects. Here we will review 10 trazodone...
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07/10 2024
“WhiteSands Was a Life-Changing Experience!”

“WhiteSands Was a Life-Changing Experience!”

Fort Myers Guest Gives a Glowing 5-Star Review of Her Experience at the Facility “The entire staff was so caring, supportive, knowledgeable, and most of all COMPASSIONATE”, says Kelley, a recent graduate of the rehabilitation program at WhiteSands “Beautiful homes, spacious and...
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07/09 2024
Can Drug Use Cause a Deviated Septum?

Can Drug Use Cause a Deviated Septum?

Drug use can lead to several health problems. Some of those issues are specific to the way the drug is used. Nasal use routes, including sniffing, inhaling, or snorting substances, can have unique effects including causing a deviated septum. This occurs when...
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07/09 2024