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Common Xanax Side Effects

Benzodiazepines are among some of the most commonly prescribed medications today. In fact, millions of people across the United States rely on Xanax each day to manage feelings of anxiety and mitigate the risks of panic attacks. However, Xanax can also have significant side effects as well as the potential for abuse. If you are…

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The 5 Signs of Drug Abuse

Across the United States, millions of adults suffer from drug abuse. Yet, not nearly enough people are getting the support they need to heal and recover. Similarly, as common as this condition is, many people don’t know how to recognize a problem’s signs. Therefore, learning more about five of the most common signs of drug…

Women’s Drug Addiction Program

Our world is changing every day, improving the lives of women as equals to men. However, in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, most programs start on a foundation of treatment designed for men. While this is not purposeful, until the 1990s statistics and guidelines for healthy recovery focused on males in addiction, treatment, and…

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Drug Addiction Help

Did you know that women are more likely than men to abuse substances to cope with relationship problems? Why, then, would you seek out drug addiction help that doesn’t consider this situation? Gender-specific rehab is the answer for women who are using but want to quit. To learn more about the advantages of getting treatment…

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Physical and Psychological Drug Withdrawal

It’s a common misconception that all drug withdrawal is the same. In fact, did you know that there are physical and psychological addictions? Each requires its own set of treatments for a lasting recovery. Drug Withdrawal Associated with a Physical Addiction Most everyone can relate to the physical withdrawal symptoms of caffeine. Whether you drink…

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse can sneak up without warning on anyone who takes medications for pain or mental illness. Many of the medications that people take for pain or mental illness are narcotics, which come with a risk of addiction. There are others who are just looking for a way to get high and find easy…

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What Is THC?

With the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana, many people are asking: what is THC? By definition, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main mind-altering ingredient in the cannabis Sativa or Indica plant. THC is similar to the naturally occurring cannabinoid chemicals in the human body. In the US, marijuana is the second most used psychotropic drug…

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What You Need to Know About the Opiate Overdose Timeline

Opiate addiction is an epidemic in the US. In 2017, about 68% of all reported overdose deaths involved opioids. As such, it’s crucial to understand the opiate overdose timeline, as this knowledge could prevent you or a loved one from becoming part of the statistics.   The three most commonly abused opioid prescription medications are morphine,…

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Marijuana and Education

Because of the many higher-level drugs, there is a false belief that cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) is the least harmful. Although it may not be as overtly obvious, in reality, marijuana abuse ruins lives. Using marijuana and education settings, in particular, do not mix. The former pulls dreams downward, while the latter lifts them upward.…