Are You in Danger of Addiction?

Are You in Danger of Addiction?

These days it is hard to not be touched by addiction. Either you or someone you know is in danger of becoming an addict. It seems that every day we are hearing about another overdose of opioids or fentanyl or some other illicit drug.  New designer drugs are...

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Reasons Doctor Shopping is Dangerous

Reasons Doctor Shopping is Dangerous

The majority of us have heard of doctor shopping but do you understand what is and why it is done? What is doctor shopping Doctor shopping is when a person visits multiple doctors during one illness or to get prescriptions to use or sell.  This often happens...

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Health Reasons Users Sharing Needles is bad

Health Reasons Users Sharing Needles is bad

People who use needles to inject drugs should not share those needles but it is more common than you think. Often addicts no longer are gainfully employed and therefore have no income to purchase what they need.  Lately, safe injection sites have been in the...

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What You Should Know About Synthetic Marijuana

What You Should Know About Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana is also known as spice or K2 is a chemically altered herbal ingredient that creates mind-altering consequences comparable to or more powerful than marijuana. The chemicals in spice are made to be similar to THC the psychoactive element in...

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How Addiction Recovery Medications Stop Addiction

How Addiction Recovery Medications Stop Addiction

How do addiction recovery medications stop addiction? Aren’t you trading one drug for another? Let’s look at the medications available for substance and alcohol addictions and see how they work to stop addiction. Common drugs used for addiction  Let’s break down...

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Facts You Need to Know About Inhalants

Facts You Need to Know About Inhalants

While inhalants are less addicting as stronger illicit drugs and opioids they do pose some serious threats to the body and brain.  What are inhalants? The phrase “inhalants” refers to a range of common household products across the United States that can be...

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3 Therapies for Substance Abuse and Addiction

3 Therapies for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Most people know what the 12 step program is and how it works but they may not know what these three therapies are that are used for addiction recovery. We have mentioned recovery before but let’s look at the type of therapies used to help recovery.  Three...

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Everything You Need to Know About Ketamine

Everything You Need to Know About Ketamine

Ketamine is used by both vets and doctors, especially in dentistry, as a sedation tool.  What are the effects of ketamine? There are short-term and long term effects of ketamine. The short-term effects include: SedationDelusionsChanges in the discernment of...

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7 Things to Know About Ecstasy

7 Things to Know About Ecstasy

Ecstasy is one of the illicit drugs that have become popular in recent years.  But, what exactly is ecstasy and what should you know about it?  Ecstasy is the pill form of MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) which is a synthetic stimulate that creates a...

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What is Carfentanil and how Dangerous is it?

What is Carfentanil and how Dangerous is it?

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid intended and legal for the purpose is to tranquilize large animals like horses and elephants. This drug is extremely addictive. It is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Carfentanil comes in...

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