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5 Myths about Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

Drug addiction and substance abuse have many associated myths and false claims. Many of which give treatment and recovery negative connotations. These myths perpetuate attitudes that addiction treatment is simply a matter of will power, or that it’s a disease that no-one can do anything about. The only way we can correct these false allegations… Continue Reading 5 Myths about Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

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What is the Difference Between Crack and Cocaine?

Both cocaine and crack come from the coca plant and are used in rock and powder form. The powder form of the substance is commonly referred to as cocaine or coke. The rock form is often referred to as crack or crack cocaine. The main difference between crack and cocaine is in its form, as… Continue Reading What is the Difference Between Crack and Cocaine?

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How to Stage an Intervention

If you have a loved one or a close friend who is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, you have an opportunity to change their life for the better. While learning how to stage an intervention is never easy, and sometimes extremely difficult, it is always worth it if you can save someone’s life and… Continue Reading How to Stage an Intervention

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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  –… Continue Reading Inhalants Effects on the Brain

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

When you misuse heroin you have the potential to overdose, which leads to a wide range of symptoms. Heroin overdose symptoms are not always easy to identify. As such, an individual may go through an overdose episode and receive no medical care. This can lead to terminal health issues or fatality. Get help at a… Continue Reading Heroin Overdose Symptoms

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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,… Continue Reading What is a Benzo?

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