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Lil Wayne Sizzurp Binge a Cautionary Tale, Dr. Sack Tells Fox News

Last week, 30-year-old rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering seizures. While details are still unconfirmed, it is suspected that his condition resulted from an overdose of a drug called “sizzurp.” Addiction psychiatrist and CEO of Promises Treatment Centers Dr. David Sack recently appeared on Fox News to discuss sizzurp. “It’s a combination of codeine …

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Adderall a Dangerous Study Aid

A prescription drug designed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has become one of the most commonly abused prescription medications in the United States. Adderall, or the “study drug,” is becoming increasingly popular among college students and the consequences of abuse can be severe. While Adderall is an approved prescription medication, 30 to 40 percent of …

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Amphetamine’s Role in Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is the medical term for a damaging, potentially fatal condition that occurs when the brain contains too much of a chemical called serotonin. The brain relies on serotonin for mood stabilization; the body requires serotonin for maintenance of intestinal health and other essential tasks. People who use or abuse amphetamine or amphetamine-based medications …

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When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression

Depression is not only one of the most common types of mental illness, it is also one of the most treatable. In most cases, treatment involves outpatient psychotherapy and /or medication. Many individuals experience at least some – if not significant – reduction in symptoms with proper treatment. However, some situations require psychiatric inpatient treatment. …

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Holistic Success: A Guest’s Story

How Promises P.A.T.H Helped Turn an Addiction into a Vibrant Recovery Many of Promises P.A.T.H’s guests are referred to the holistic alcohol and drug treatment center by professionals in the medical, therapeutic, addiction/recovery, and legal fields. These professionals take great care in selecting treatment facilities for their patients/clients. After all, lives – not just reputations …

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PTSD in Women

PTSD is the common abbreviation for post-traumatic stress disorder, an anxiety-related disorder that can appear in people who go through some form of physical and/or mental trauma. Because of the condition’s common association with the after effects of warfare, many people think of PTSD primarily as a men’s or a combat soldier’s illness. However, some …

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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) in Girls and Women

Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by intense fear of embarrassment or humiliation in common social settings or during the performance of common public tasks. Unlike the more or less universal fears associated with involvement in social situations, the fears in people with social phobia can seriously interfere …

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