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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drugs are commonly abused, in part because they’re legal and easily available. In the U.S., alarming numbers of Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in what’s been deemed an opioid crisis. Many prescription drugs are relatively safe when used for their intended medical purpose, but they can also cause a high and have addictive properties.…

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Signs of Meth Use

Methamphetamine (or meth) is a stimulant drug used for recreational purposes. Its crystal form (crystal meth) is highly addictive. Crystal meth (or “ice”) can be smoked or snorted. Smoking achieves a faster onset and more intense effects. The instant and extreme euphoria associated with crystal meth is very addictive. Meth addiction can be devastating, for…

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DMT Drug Effects

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful psychedelic drug found in many plants throughout the world. The substance also exists naturally in your body! It’s a Schedule I controlled substance in the U.S. Legally, this means DMT has a high potential for abuse and no medical value. DMT drug effects become behaviorally addictive even though you don’t…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab

Recovery is right around the corner, but you shouldn’t do it alone. Addiction is a disease that sometimes requires several methods of help to overcome. Is inpatient vs outpatient rehab right for you? Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab Alcohol and drug rehab programs provide many tools and means of support for recovery. Before deciding on inpatient…

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Spice Addiction

Have you heard of Spice or K2? It’s also called synthetic marijuana because it’s in a class of substances that contain synthetic cannabinoids. These chemicals bind to the same cannabinoid receptors that are activated when you use natural marijuana. Despite having this in common, Spice differs greatly from the marijuana plant and dangers. Spice addiction…

man rubbing his temples after binge drinking and feeling the symptoms of alcohol poisoning

Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning: 7 Critical Signs

Alcohol poisoning might seem like a young person’s problem, but it affects more than college students. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 75.7% of deaths caused by alcohol poisoning were adults ages 35 to 64—significantly more than their college-age counterparts. It’s a population-wide issue, and it’s happening a lot…