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Effects Heroin Has on You

Effects Heroin Has on You

Heroin is one of mankind's most dangerous and addictive drugs. The drug is also quite cheap, but people who are addicted can put hundreds of dollars a day into their habit. Heroin, which grows in Mexico, Asia, and South America, comes from a bloom called opium poppy....

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Diseases That Addiction Can Cause

Diseases That Addiction Can Cause

Addiction and substance abuse is a worldwide problem, especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported in 2014 that over 10% of people ages 12 and older have or were actively using illegal substances as well as alcohol. So it...

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Is Addiction A Choice?

Is Addiction A Choice?

The long-debated question: Is addiction a choice? Or is it a disease? Short answer, it’s a disease, but more on that later. Unfortunately, there is still a massive stigma around addiction, making it out to be a choice rather than a disease that can be treated. People...

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Why Do Former Addicts Relapse?

Why Do Former Addicts Relapse?

There are plenty of cases where a former drug or alcohol addict goes through relapse and you can’t help but wonder, “why do they choose to do this to themselves?” To understand why this happens we must first understand relapse. Relapse occurs when someone returns to...

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What The Detox Process Looks Like

What The Detox Process Looks Like

The process of recovery is not an easy step to take, and it takes a lot of patience. Detox from drugs and alcohol can be dangerous, and to ensure safety you have to get assistance from medical professionals. The risk of at-home detox, or when detox is done on your...

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What Comes After Recovery?

What Comes After Recovery?

Have you recently made the decision to live a sober life or are thinking about living one? Have you ever thought about what comes after recovery? Well then, this article is for you! These are the kind of things addicts think about when they are debating whether or not...

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Substance Abuse Among The LGBT Community

Substance Abuse Among The LGBT Community

It is fantastic to see that our country, and other countries around the world, have made steps towards the acceptance of people in the LGBT community. This is a relatively new movement of acceptance, even though people in the LGBT community have been fighting for...

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Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

Prescription Medications have long been reported to be abused by people. This is because these medications are available in drugstores and supermarkets across the world. Typically, prescribed medications are safe to take if used at recommended doses. However, like any...

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Handling Anxiety During Recovery

Nearly everyone deals with anxiety at some stage in their lives which can be manipulative and cause a person to develop negative thoughts. Sometimes, people may not realize they struggle with anxiety until they experience something like a panic attack. Substance abuse...

Is Kratom Dangerous?

You may have learned about kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a herbal medicine commonly used to relieve pain and soreness in southeast Asia. From a kind of evergreen is a tree-like Southeast Asian plant belonging to the same plant family as coffee and gardenias. For...

How Dangerous is Fentanyl?

One of the most potent illegal drugs being abused by many people today is the drug fentanyl. It is a highly-addictive opioid that is more potent than heroin or morphine. There is a big risk of overdosing from fentanyl which is why it is considered to be very...

Benefits of Lifetime Therapy

Most people who undergo a one-month procedure or drug withdrawal plan end their medication unexpectedly. Patients may be safe after the study, but it doesn't mean therapy will end. Long-term therapy is not covered by most health insurance companies. Most patients,...

Why You Should Never Do Solo Recovery

An estimated 23 million Americans suffer from addiction today which makes it one of the most alarming conditions in health crises in United States history. About 10% of these numbers are able to get the needed treatment which is why this makes sobering statistics look...

Xanax: The Latest and Most Dangerous Drug Craze

Addiction to any type of drug and/or alcohol is one of the reasons why people have had many serious illnesses. In general, some drugs are meant to treat illnesses of some kind, misuse could put an individual in a more complicated situation. It is best to know more...

Commonly Abused Prescription Drug

The use of a prescription drug in a manner not meant by the prescriptive practitioner is prescription drug misuse. Prescription drug abuse or complications include everything from snorting and swallowing ground-up drugs to high-grade suffering for a friend's...

Withdrawal (What To Expect and How To Handle It)

Without a doubt, people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are much happier when they quit. Many survival tales demonstrate how amazing life will be when you place your dependency behind you. When you change a daily pattern, you will have to modify it to help your...

Impact of Long-term Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Drug abuse not only impacts the individual but also its associates, relatives, employers and everyone else. This breaks the interactions between the user and those they need, rendering seeking assistance much harder for the consumer. Every behavior an individual does...

Medicare Open Enrollment: Do I Need It?

Due to the various enrollment windows that Medicare has, most people tend to get confused about whether they need to do anything during them. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts on January 1st and ends on March 31st each year. Don’t confuse this enrollment...

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