Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetic?

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When some people try alcohol or drugs for the first time, it starts a cycle of addiction that can last many years, and in some cases, a lifetime. For other people, trying alcohol and drugs may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience– that is, they try the substance once in…

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How Long Does Heroin Detox Last?

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Contributing to over 8,000 overdose deaths each year in the U.S., heroin is one of the deadliest substances abused by Americans. For those who suffer from addiction to heroin, the safest way to get off the drug is to undergo a detox; a process in which a patient withdraws from…

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Restore Center Brings Awareness to Children of Alcoholics Week

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Los Angeles, CA — 2/16/2017– Restore Health and Wellness Center, a state-of-art drug and alcohol rehab center, is helping promote Children of Alcoholics (COA) week, an increasingly popular campaign led by NACOA (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) to bring awareness to children everywhere who are negatively affected…

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Benzodiazepine Addiction Warning Signs

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Why Benzodiazepines Are Prescribed And Why They’re Abused Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with data suggesting that more than 5% of adults are prescribed the drugs each year. While usually intended to treat conditions like anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, seizures, restless leg…

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Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction

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It’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate and mere social use to problem drinking and even alcoholism. If you consume alcohol to deal with difficulties or to avoid feeling bad, you’re wandering into dangerous territory. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up…

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Effects of Binge Drinking While Pregnant

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Drinking alcohol at any time during a pregnancy can cause serious health problems for a growing baby in the womb, such as fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol includes wine, wine coolers, beer and liquor. But binge drinking while pregnant is especially detrimental to a pregnancy. Binge drinking is defined…

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Hallucinogens Overdose Symptoms

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Hallucinogens are drugs that take a user on a drug induced experience, often called an “acid trip.” During this experience, the person’s senses and reality are greatly altered. Hallucinogens are broken down into three different groups: psychedelics, dissociates and deliriums. Hallucinogens are not considered to be addictive but a psychological…

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Flakka Addiction Treatment Options

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What is Flakka? Flakka is a dangerous synthetic designer drug that is gaining popularity, most predominantly in Florida, Texas and Ohio. This stimulant is also referred to as “gravel” due to its white, crystal-like chunks. Flakka belongs to a group of drugs known as synthetic cathinones “Bath Salts” and is…

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