Tiny empty bottles beg the question about the inhalants effects on the brain

Inhalants Effects on the Brain

Inhalants are household products that people inhale to get high. It is almost impossible to identify all of these products, as there are thousands of them on the market today. Most people who purchase these products have no idea of inhalants effects on the brain. Furthermore, their children – teenagers age 13 to 18  –…

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A spilled bottle of pills begs the question: what is a benzo?

What is a Benzo?

Benzo, or benzodiazepines, are a category of medication that doctors use to relieve pain or reduce anxiety and insomnia. These are among the most used drugs in America. Currently, one in eight U.S. adults (12.6 percent) are taking benzo medication for some type of mental health condition.  While benzos are effective in treating these conditions,…

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A man pushes away a glass of alcohol and wonders what the alcohol detox timeline is

Alcohol Detox Timeline

Once you decide to quit drinking, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms within ten days of starting your path on the alcohol detox timeline. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild irritations to severe medical complications. How long your withdrawal symptoms last depends on how long you’ve been drinking, how much you drink, and whether you…

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A patient asks his therapist "What is dual diagnosis?"

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis is a term that treatment professionals use to identify mental illness and co-occurring substance use. Both conditions form a symbiotic relationship in which one either contributes to or draws from the other. For instance, a client may self-medicated to cope with a mental illness. Likewise, excessive substance use can intensify the symptoms of…

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A man drinks from a glass bottle, as his wife considers how family and addiction are interconnected

Family and Addiction

Family and addiction therapy is effective in helping both adults and adolescents heal from addiction in the home. Family therapy can act as a support network if you or a loved one are recovering from substance abuse.  A family participation therapy program combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment that addresses all issues that arise from…

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A bottle of pills begs the question: what is carfentanyl

What is Carfentanyl?

What is carfentanyl? Find out more by reading our latest article on this highly dangerous drug.  Carfentanyl is a synthetic opioid that users combine with heroin to increase its euphoric effects. It is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. As such, it is easy to overdose on carfentanyl. Users often…

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