Wendy Williams’ Long Battle With Addiction

Sarah Harris

Last month, Wendy Williams told the world she has been secretly living in a sober house. This revelation comes on the heels of previous comments about her battles with drug addiction. It appears that the 54-year-old is undergoing treatment at a sober residential facility that specializes…

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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

Katelyn Sharkey

Cocaine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is popular for its ability to quickly produce an intense euphoric high. This illicit substance in particular is fast-acting, yet its effects are short-lived. A person who uses cocaine will experience an extreme sense of euphoria for approximately one hour, with…

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The Importance of Detoxing in a Clinical Setting

Katelyn Sharkey

Sobriety is a fundamental part of the addiction rehabilitation and recovery process. Drug and alcohol treatment almost always begins with a period of detoxification. In order for long-term success in recovery, a person must undergo and complete drug or alcohol detox to break the physical dependence on their drug…

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Tom Sizemore Charged with Heroin Possession

Katelyn Sharkey

Actor Tom Sizemore, known for his role in “Saving Private Ryan,” is currently facing the possibility of a one year prison sentence. Sizemore was charged with two counts of heroin possession and two counts of possession of medication without a prescription. The arrest took place on January 5, 2019,…

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Can You Get Addicted to Imodium?

Restore Center

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

Restore Center

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?

Restore Center

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?

Restore Center

Heroin is known to be one of the most addictive drugs in the world. This illicit drug was initially derived from the poppy plant and is currently a Schedule I controlled substance. Drugs categorized as Schedule I are considered highly addictive and have no current medical use within the United…

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