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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Fentanyl Addiction Symptoms and Treatment Options

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What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic pharmaceutical drug and opioid pain reliever (OPR) that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is typically used to relieve severe pain after surgery, during cancer treatments and when breakthrough pain is present. Breakthrough pain is flare-ups of intense pain despite…

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10 Signs of a Crystal Meth Addiction

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Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, it is one of the most addictive and destructive drugs out there. It is often a white to light brown crystalline powder or clear chunky crystals that resemble broken pieces of glass. Methamphetamine can be found in liquid form as well. It can be…

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is seven days of a national health observance created for teens that promotes local events that use science from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to shatter the many myths surrounding drug and alcohol abuse. The Internet, social media, TV, movies, music and…

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Is Nicotine Addictive?

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Is nicotine addictive? How addictive is nicotine? It there treatment options for nicotine addiction? These are just a few of the many questions surrounding repeated tobacco use. When you use any type of tobacco products, the nicotine in them is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. After only 10 seconds of…

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Addiction Relapse Prevention Strategies

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A relapse back into using drugs or alcohol, even after completing an addiction treatment program, does not mean that treatment failed or even that a return to an intensive treatment program is completely necessary. However, a relapse does signify that a return to some form of substance abuse…

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Opiate Addiction Treatment Options

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If we look at the latest opiate usage statistics in America, there is an increasing number of Americans who need opiate addiction treatment. Fortunately, more and more people are seeking recovery options at opiate rehabs every year. But why are opiates becoming such a prevalent issue,…

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