Drug Addiction

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Opioid Overdose and Recovery

While addiction to opioids and the threat of overdose are a challenge to combat, opioid recovery is not impossible. Here in Worcester county, there are many resources available for those who struggle with opioid use. Learn more about the opioid crisis in the United States and how you can find help here in Massachusetts by …

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3 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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7 Most Addictive Drugs

While all drugs have the potential for abuse, some are naturally more addictive than others. Highly addictive drugs share several similarities. They all affect the brain, lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and require professional addiction treatment. A drug rehab center can help someone with addiction break the cycle of abuse and build a foundation for …

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drugs are commonly abused 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. If you …

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7 Tips for Throwing a Totally Sober, Super Fun Party

For most people, partying sounds like sweet relief from the stress of daily life. But if you’re in addiction recovery, parties can feel like trouble. Even if you abstain from drugs and alcohol, just being around people using them can trigger a relapse, especially in the early stages of recovery. You might find yourself completely …

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DMT Drug Effects

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful psychedelic drug found in many plants worldwide. The substance also exists naturally in your body. It’s a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States. 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 experience the withdrawal …

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How to Overcome Cocaine Addiction

Millions of people in the United States struggle with an addiction to cocaine, a potent stimulant drug with a high potential for abuse. Long-term use can lead to dependence or addiction, in addition to physical and psychological side effects. Getting professional cocaine addiction help is necessary to protect your health from the dangers of cocaine …

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Choosing a Drug Treatment Program in 3 Steps

The majority of those who start and remain in treatment cease using drugs, reduce their criminal activity, and enhance their occupational, social, and psychological functioning. That’s promising news, but with thousands of drug treatment centers in the United States and a variety of programs to choose from, like medical detox, inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization programs, and …

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How to Adjust to Life After Rehab

If you have recently completed an addiction treatment program or are still in the process of recovery, you might be wondering what comes next. Enrolling in an alumni program means you do not have to worry that life after rehab will be difficult. You can enjoy exciting new experiences and meaningful relationships while navigating lifelong …

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