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How To Stay Sober: Tips for Getting and Staying Sober

Staying sober can be a challenge and is often not straightforward. There is no golden rule to sobriety that works for everyone. The more strategies you learn to identify personal triggers, deal with stress, and manage your new sober life, the easier it will become to prevent relapse. It is estimated that around 80% of …

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Snorting Gabapentin: Danger of Addiction and Abuse

Gabapentin is often used as a prescription drug, but that doesn’t mean users can’t get hooked on it. Without interference or careful medication management, medical gabapentin use can turn into full-blown gabapentin abuse and produce a mix of harmful psychoactive effects. Getting out of this cycle of addiction can be tricky, but it’s not impossible …

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Can You Eat Cocaine? Dangers of Cocaine Use.

Cocaine is one of the most used illicit substances in the United States, with around five million people reporting using it in the past 12 months. Cocaine can be highly addictive because the high generally lasts for five to 30 minutes. It is an illicit stimulant derived from the coca leaves and is available in …

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

The United States is struggling with an opioid epidemic; roughly 10.1 million Americans have misused opioids at least once over a 12-month period. Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs available, yet it is also one of the most commonly abused in the United States. Roughly 1 million people have reported using heroin within …

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How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

Adderall is a prescription drug that is used legally and abused recreationally. It is taken as a way to improve concentration, heighten focus, stay alert, and remain awake for long periods of time. Due to the effects of the drug, it is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, it …

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Long-Term Side Effects of Ketamine

Ketamine has long been used as a short-term general anesthetic in the medical world. Recently it has started to gain popularity elsewhere due to its dissociative effects and potentially effective treatment of mental health conditions, such as depression. But like many drugs, if used and abused, ketamine comes hand-in-hand with several adverse long-term side effects. …

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Ketamine and Alcohol

Mixing ketamine and alcohol comes with serious, sometimes life-threatening consequences. Individuals who mix ketamine and alcohol increase their chances of urinary tract infections, memory problems, slowed breathing, reduced heart rate, coma, and in some cases, death. What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K, was initially designed as an anesthetic for individuals recovering from …

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How Long Does Adderall Withdrawal Last?

Adderall is a stimulant medication that belongs to a group of drugs called amphetamines. It is typically prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy symptoms. Adderall works by stimulating the central nervous system, increasing some of the chemical messengers in the brain involved in motivation, concentration, focus, and reward, resulting in improved focus, …

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Adderall Overdose Symptoms

Adderall is a prescription stimulant that combines amphetamine and dextroamphetamine to create a potent medication that increases focus, impulse control, and alertness in individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can also occasionally be used to treat narcolepsy. Taking Adderall may be legal, but it is important to understand that psychostimulants with abuse …

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Is Adderall Addictive?

Adderall is a prescription drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also an effective treatment for narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. A type of stimulant medication that increases activity in the brain, Adderall facilitates the communication between different areas of nerve cells. When you use it safely, Adderall can help …

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PTSD and Addiction – What Is the Connection?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that individuals may experience after living through a traumatic event like war, violence, or natural disaster. People living with PTSD may have been involved in the event itself, witnesses to it, or traumatized by hearing another’s story – a condition known as secondary trauma. Those living …

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Heavy Using vs. Addiction – What’s the Difference?

The line between heavy substance use and addiction is a blurry one. What’s more confusing is that they are sometimes treated as the same condition. One of the hazards of this is that it minimizes the dangers of heavy substance use. However, the blurry line between heavy use and addiction is also a slippery slope. …

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