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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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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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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How Long Does Fentanyl Withdrawal Last

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Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid, up to 50 times stronger than heroin, and up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl patches are prescribed to patients who experience extreme pain after surgery or suffer from chronic pain syndromes, as well as patients who have already become tolerant to…

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Tips For Parents With Addicted Children

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Teenage drug use is a major problem nowadays. According to the “Monitoring the future” study performed by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, in the US 61% of 12th graders used alcohol and 48% of 12th graders used drugs during their lifetime, in 2016 only. The early use of drugs…

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DMX Enters California Rehab Center

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DMX was once a hip-hop icon, with hits at the top of the charts throughout the 90s. Yet, his career has taken a turn in recent years, as well as his battle with substance abuse. This past Thursday, April 25th, the former icon was found unresponsive in a Yonkers, New…

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