A man puts an edible hallucinogen on his tongue and wonders what is a hallucinogen

What is a Hallucinogen?

What is a hallucinogen? Find out more about these mind-altering drugs by reading our latest article below. Hallucinogens are a category of drugs that produce mind-altering effects when a user takes them. Hallucinogens are often classified into two categories: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both substances produce a euphoric effect or hallucinations. When a user… Continue Reading What is a Hallucinogen?

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How Addictive is Fentanyl?

How addictive is Fentanyl? Learn more about the effects of Fentanyl on the brain in our latest article. Fentanyl is an opioid that doctors prescribe to relieve pain. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine. As such, it used to receive the most severe pain after an injury or surgical procedure. Some patients use it… Continue Reading How Addictive is Fentanyl?

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Benefits of Family Therapy

When someone has an addiction, each member of the family suffers in different ways. As such, the family may need to seek professional counseling alongside the addict. Family therapy is a form of treatment that addresses issues affecting each member of the family, as well as the collective household. For this reason, there are several… Continue Reading Benefits of Family Therapy

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur when you suddenly stop drinking after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Symptoms range from cravings, insomnia, and anxiety to nausea, depression, and delirium tremens. The severity and length of withdrawal symptoms depend on the length of your addiction, how much your drink, and if you combine alcohol with other substances.  The most… Continue Reading Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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How Long is Alcohol Detox?

How long is alcohol detox? That is a complicated question. The length of detox depends on a wide range of factors, including: How long you have been drinking The type of alcohol you have been drinking The frequency and amount you drink Your weight and overall body chemistry If you have been mixing alcohol with other… Continue Reading How Long is Alcohol Detox?

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Long Term Meth Effects

Long-term addiction to methamphetamines (meth) can lead to terminal severe health problems. One of the most common long-term meth effects is an addiction. Quitting the addiction is extremely challenging and can often lead to multiple relapses. For this reason, users should seek professional help from a treatment center when ending addiction meth.  Furthermore, users should… Continue Reading Long Term Meth Effects

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How Long Does Cocaine Last?

Many users wonder, “How long does cocaine last?” At Recovery Ways, we know the answer. The effects of cocaine on the central nervous system can occur within 5 to 30 minutes. The high is intense but does not last long. At most, the effects may continue for an hour. Several factors determine the actual amount… Continue Reading How Long Does Cocaine Last?

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What is Recreation Therapy?

When you first start addiction treatment, you may hear a great deal about different treatment options, including recreation therapy. People will tell you about the advantages and benefits of this treatment, but you still have one question: what is recreation therapy? Recreation therapy is a type of experiential therapy for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.… Continue Reading What is Recreation Therapy?

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Depression Symptoms

Depression affects about 16 million Americans every year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. While many people with depression can be treated effectively with medication and psychotherapy, as many as 30 percent of people don’t respond well to conventional treatment. A new study shows promise for treating severe depression with deep brain electrical… Continue Reading Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Depression Symptoms

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6 Beliefs that Keep You From Seeking Help for Depression

Depression affects more than 16 million American adults every year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Symptoms include sadness, loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, disturbed sleep, physical aches, slow movements, poor concentration, fatigue, and thoughts of suicide or death. Depression is inherently unpleasant and pretty much everyone with depression… Continue Reading 6 Beliefs that Keep You From Seeking Help for Depression