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Dangers of Mixing Substances

When used together, drugs and alcohol either heighten or reduce their effects. This interaction of substances in the body can cause severe side effects or lead to overdose. The dangers of mixing substances are often unknown to users, who either experiment with different substances or combine them unknowingly. People who use prescription medications such as…

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What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

When you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, knowing more about what polysubstance abuse is can help you find the right drug rehab program. Polysubstance abuse is a condition that occurs when someone is abusing multiple substances. A person may have an addiction to alcohol, prescription medication, or illicit drugs at the same…

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Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone

Questions about oxycodone vs. hydrocodone arise when patients receive prescriptions. Both medicines are narcotic painkillers. Doctors typically prescribe them to patients after surgery or when battling cancer. There’s a debate that one medication is less effective than the other. Learning more about these medicines helps patients understand why their doctor prescribed it to them. In this…

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Marijuana and Education

The topic of marijuana and education on its effects has never been as crucial as it is after the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. With changing social norms and increased marijuana use among the youth, it’s vital to understand the long-term effects of chronic marijuana use.   If you or your loved one needs marijuana…

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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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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…