Are Prescription Drugs a Gateway to Heroin?

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Prescription drug abuse is a devastating problem in America today. More people die as a result of a prescription drug overdose than from car accidents. Prescription drugs are so dangerous because they seem harmless to many people since they are legal with a prescription. Many young people are especially unaware…

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Can You Get Addicted to Imodium?

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Imodium is an over-the-counter medication, which is typically used to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea. In light of recent events, many people are asking: can you get addicted to Imodium? We know that Imodium, or loperamide hydrochloride, also slows down the intestinal movement and digestion. However, this drug has also…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes about during changes in seasons. Usually, this type of disorder peaks in the late fall and early winter, and typically can end during the spring and summer months. However, episodes of this disorder can still occur during warmer months. During…

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Is Medical Marijuana a Relapse?

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As a drug treatment center, we hear this question many times: is medical marijuana a relapse? Let’s start with the fact that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 9% of people who…

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Common Side Effects of Prescription Painkillers

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A painkiller can be a number of different drugs, from over the counter medications such as ibuprofen to prescribed drugs such as tramadol, Opana, morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone. The drugs with the maximum addiction potential are those that possess narcotic properties. Painkiller abuse kills a substantial number of people each…

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How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your System?

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Heroin is known to be one of the most addictive drugs in the world. Heroin was initially derived from the poppy plant and is currently known as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning that it has highly addictive qualities, a damaging nature, and no medical use within the United States.

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The Effect of Alcoholism on Families

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Although from the outside it seems that alcoholism only affects the person who is addicted, it has also been known as a family disease. While an alcoholic’s addictive behavior can take a serious toll on the entire family, it’s important to understand the role that it plays on all family…

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Why Twelve Step Meetings Keep You Sober

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Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, and it isn’t straight-forward. For those who are attending some form of formal treatment, life begins after one exits the bubble of rehab and returns home to experience the real world head-on. Employment comes back, maybe family begins to wonder about your absence, and friends want…

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