Weed Vape Pen Use Popular Among Young Teens

Weed Vape pen use is growing among young teens much like the trend for e-cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes. There are many reasons why the weed vape pen use is so popular, the fact that it is so easy to buy a weed vape pen and they are very easy to hide and disguise. Much like e-cigarettes, there is also a low perception of harm so many teens that normally would not smoke marijuana, are now getting addicted to THC and it can have many negative effects in the development of an adolescent. Below is a breakdown of the definition between e-cigarette vaping and weed vaping:

What is Vaping?

Vaping is known as using e-cigarettes or vape pens to inhale nicotine through liquids and flavoring cartidges.

What is Dabbing?

Dabbing is known as vaping marijuana by heating concentrated cannabis oil.

According to the 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey, dabbing, in terms of smoking marijuana use, is on the rise for teenagers from 8th to 12th grade. Since 1975, this survey, has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), asks teenage students in the United States to self-report drug use.

“This is a very dangerous trend,” said Dr. Ruben Baler, a health scientist at NIDA, who estimates three million youth are vaping and up to 40 percent of them are vaping marijuana.

E-cigarettes are very easy to hide. They’re odorless, and they’re marketed very aggressively for kids, whether they have flavorings or high concentrations of nicotine or marijuana,” he said.

Why Is Weed Vape Pen Use So Dangerous For Teens?

Traditional marijuana smoking can have THC concentrations around 3 to 5 percent. By comparison, “Dabbing” or “Weed Vaping” can have 60 to 90 percent of THC concentration. Such high doses of THC could derail the normal development of a teenagers brain.

In a recent paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr Baler and other researchers identify health effects of heavy marijuana use such as addiction, cognitive impairment and altered brain development.

As of September 2018, vaping is now considered an epidemic according to the US Food and Drug Administration, and Dr Baler says teenagers need to have less access for vaping overall. Vaping in schools has become a big issue and detecting kids vaping in the hallways and in the bathrooms needs to be identified and detected by teachers and staff.

If you or someone you know may have developed an addiction to weed vaping and needs help, please contact us today at Lumiere Healing Centers. We are here for any questions or concerns you may have about weed vape pen use among teens.

A Molly High Is No Longer Thought To Be Safe

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For years, the MDMA-based drug Molly has been the most widely used “club” drug. The Molly trend gained notable steam in the early 2000’s when Ecstacy, another MDAM-based club drug, garnered the bad reputation of being a “dirty” drug. Today, many casual drug users consider Molly to be a safer, “purer” alternative since it supposedly does not contain other, unknown chemicals. However, Molly may not be as pure as most casual drug users may boast. In fact, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reports that the drug contains much more than MDMA. Most cuts of Molly today contain toxic mixtures of lab-created chemicals. So, chasing a Molly high is no safer than taking Ecstacy. Lumiere Healing Centers recognizes the danger in club drug use; there’s no definitive way to know for sure just what it is you are getting.

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What Is Equine Therapy?

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Also known as Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) or Horse Therapy, Equine Therapy is a treatment that includes equine activities with horses in order to promote emotional growth in persons suffering from abuse issues, behavioral issues, and many other mental health problems. Equine therapy can help a patient build trust, confidence, communication, socializing and much more. It is known that horses have similar behaviors with humans making it easy for patients to create a connection with the horse.

Therapeutic riding was first introduced into the United States and Canada in 1960 as a form of recreation as well as therapeutic benefits. In 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) was formed with a focus on the potential emotional and mental health benefits of equine therapy for drug abuse.

Other animals are also used for therapeutic purposes such as dogs, cats, dolphins, etc… but horses have become the most popular animal to use in animal therapy because they are very intuitive to the handler or a rider’s actions and give feedback and mirror the feelings of a handler or rider. When a patient works with a horse in a therapeutic setting, they immediately see how the horse reacts to their mood which helps identify behaviors that are potentially hurtful and opens up awareness of positive methods to assert themselves.

Why Equine Therapy?

Most of us have seen how spending time with pets can reduce stress, relieve pain and help cheer someone up. The same can be said of a horse. Spending time with a horse can provide a positive experience for a patient to focus on. Over the course of our Lumiere rehabs in Ohio equine therapy, patients learn to treat the horse responsibly and maintain a regular schedule. As patients continue to work in equine therapy, they gain their self-confidence and begin to form a bond that leads to healing.

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Benefits of Horse Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Patients who have participated in equine therapy have acquired important skills that can be carried over into their personal lives. Equine therapy offers many benefits such as:

  1. Improved Communication
  2. Improved Relationships
  3. Education
  4. Patience
  5. Trust

How Equine Therapy Works

Typically, a certified equine therapist leads the therapy sessions, which are interactions between the patient and the horse. These interactions generally can include petting, therapeutic riding, vaulting, and even carriage driving. Depending on the program one or more of these choices may be available. As a patient interacts with the horse, a therapist will monitor how the patient reacts to a horses behavior, from there the therapist will be able to develop a more clear idea of the areas of struggle on a personal or interpersonal level.

If you have any questions regarding addiction treatment or equine therapy, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Medicaid Programs

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Medicaid is a state and federally-funded health insurance coverage plan. It provides an important foundation for maintaining the health of our nation. Millions of Americans use it today— including eligible low-income adults and children. At Lumiere Healing Centers, we understand that many people rely on Medicaid and Medicare since addiction treatment can be expensive. That is why we want to provide as much information as possible about your treatment options. There are many inpatient drug rehab Medicaid programs available for those looking to get sober. If you are interested in learning how to apply for Medicaid, you can apply here.

What Kinds of Rehab Accept Medicaid?

Our inpatient rehab offers a live-in environment with many additional benefits in the recovery process such as counseling, support, and community. There are many inquiries as to whether or not Lumiere Healing Centers in West Chester, Ohio accepts Medicaid. There are also many inquiries as to whether or not we accept Medicare. As a fully-licensed and accredited medical detox and treatment center, Lumiere Healing Centers is a preferred facility among the top insurance companies in the country. This includes Humana, Anthem, POMCO, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Medical Mutual, Multiplan, and more.

inpatient drug rehab medicaid coverage agreement

While we do accept most major health insurance carriers, we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid at Lumiere Healing Centers.

Check Your Coverage

To see if your insurance will cover treatment with us, search our Confidential Insurance Verification Form Here. The cost of addiction treatment services isn’t just a medical bill; it’s an investment in you, your family, and your future.

Out-of-network Insurance

It’s important to note that you can still enroll in our inpatient rehab program even if you don’t see your insurance listed. Although we may not have a contract with your insurance company, many other companies we work with can still offer you the coverage you need through out-of-network insurance. So, just because you don’t see your insurance on our list of providers, it doesn’t mean you won’t have coverage.

If you have any further questions about inpatient drug rehab Medicaid options, insurances covered, or about the addiction treatment process, contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.

Drug Alert Smoking Raid Bug Spray

Drug Alert Smoking Raid Bug Spray

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The authorities in Indianapolis, Indiana are worried about an increase in overdoses for a street drug commonly known as KD (variety of drugs laced with bug spray) that produces a zombie like effect for the user after they begin smoking Raid bug spray or a similar brand. A completely catatonic effect takes over the person and they are not able to move or talk. In extreme cases overdoses can even result in a coma. Here at Lumiere Healing Centers, we see many dangerous addictions but this is one of the most awful drug alert trends that we have seen recently from people smoking Raid bug spray.

The street drug “KD” is created when people spray bug spray like Raid or Off that have high concentrations of pesticides directly onto substances like tobacco or synthetic marijuana and then smoke it. This can lead to a severe reaction like the inability to speak or move while also inhibiting the function of breathing. The movements are slow and lethargic with a lot of drooling that can be described as a catatonic state. The drug is highly addictive and just a small amount can lead to an overdose.

Indianapolis Fire Department Station 27 has reported almost a dozen KD overdoses in just one day. The biggest problem with this new street drug is that bug spray is accessible to anyone. Also being a synthetic drug, it cannot be detected on a standard drug test.

But wait, it gets even worse when bug killer gets used in conjuction with harder drugs. This even more depraved combination of hard drugs which is sometimes called “Hotshot” is created through a simple process of combining methamphetamine and bug spray but instead of smoking it, users are injecting It directly into their veins. So for around $20 a bag, the user can visit an experience only known to a cockroach just seconds before it’s death.

Most concerning, this is a unique situation in which bug spray is used as a dangerous drug but there is little action law enforcement can take because it is not illegal to possess bug spray. There is currently no legal recourse for this type of drug abuse.

If you have any questions about dangerous street drugs like smoking Raid bug spray, or addiction help, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today!