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Top Reasons Holidays Are the Best Time for Rehab

Top Reasons Holidays Are the Best Time for Rehab

The holiday season, with its festive spirit and family gatherings, might seem like the least opportune time to consider entering a rehabilitation program for substance abuse or addiction. Yet, counterintuitive as it may sound, this period could be the most beneficial...

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Top 5 Professions with Highest Drug Addiction Rates

Top 5 Professions with Highest Drug Addiction Rates

In today's fast-paced world, stress and pressure can take a toll on individuals, leading some to turn to drugs as a coping mechanism. While drug addiction can affect people from all walks of life, certain professions are more susceptible to substance abuse due to the...

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Celebrities Who Have Struggled With Addiction

Celebrities Who Have Struggled With Addiction

Addiction, no matter what the addiction is to, is a powerful thing. It can take hold of your life and consume it in an instant. No one wakes up and says “today I will be an addict.” That’s because addictions make everything else in life seem trivial. Many things take...

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National Prevention Week – May 7–13, 2023

National Prevention Week – May 7–13, 2023

It’s almost time to celebrate all the prevention initiatives that take place all year long, each and every day, and the possibilities they open up with National Prevention Week! Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to help...

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The Origins of Speedballing – Mixing Heroin & Cocaine

The Origins of Speedballing – Mixing Heroin & Cocaine

Before we dig into the origins of speedballing, let's start by digging into what speedballing is - Speedballing is a dangerous practice that involves the simultaneous use of a stimulant, such as cocaine or methamphetamine, and a depressant, such as heroin or...

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The Hazards of Fentanyl Mixing

The Hazards of Fentanyl Mixing

With every passing day, the trend of abusing opioids and alcohol is swiftly growing, raising the concerns of health regulating and narcotic controlling authorities. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report over 16 million Americans suffering from...

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Drivers Beware: St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Dangers

Drivers Beware: St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Dangers

St. Patrick's Day is March 17th! This annual religious and cultural holiday is celebrated to honor St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. The day is full of celtic folk music, corn beef and hash, and plenty of green alcoholic beverages. In fact, the holiday has been...

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Is Ketamine Addictive? Pros and Cons of Ketamine Treatment

Is Ketamine Addictive? Pros and Cons of Ketamine Treatment

The short answer - Yes, ketamine can be addictive. Ketamine is a powerful dissociative drug that can produce feelings of euphoria and altered perception. It's important to note that while ketamine is used medically as an anesthetic and in low doses for the treatment...

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What is Ibogaine?

What is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants belonging to the Apocynaceae family. This plants may include Taberanthe Iboga, Vocanga Africana and Tabernaemontana Undulate. However, the highest concentration of Ibogaine is usually found in...

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Everything To Know About Cocaine

Everything To Know About Cocaine

Stimulants are preferred by addicts due to their pleasing effects such as heightened energy levels, improved focus and concentration, inflated self-esteem, and euphoria. Some use it for better alertness while studying or during a job, or some use it just to experience...

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Which US States Have The Worst Drug Addiction Problems?

Which US States Have The Worst Drug Addiction Problems?

Most of us are aware that addiction is a huge issue in our world. Across the United States, we are constantly hearing about overdose rates, drunk driving accidents, and local drug problems. However, do we ever stop to consider just how bad the problems are for...

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Effects of Xanax Abuse

Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax may be a prescribed medication used to relieve anxiety, but it is also one of the prescription drugs that many people abuse. But what is Xanax and how do people become addicted to it? And what are the side effects of Xanax abuse? This article will shed a light...

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What is Kratom?

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a substance found in the Kratom tree native to Southeast Asia. When consumed, it causes psychotropic (mind-altering) effects, yet it is not illegal. In fact, it can easily be found through the internet or sold in vitamin stores. Kratom also goes by other...

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Stimulant Drug Abuse

Stimulant Drug Abuse

Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that enhance vitality and alertness by stimulating the activation of neural signals. To increase alertness and cognitive function, stimulants act on the central nervous system. Prescription drugs or illicit substances, like...

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Dangers of Hallucinogens

Dangers of Hallucinogens

Studies suggest that hallucinogenic drugs alter a consumer’s perception by working on neural circuits of the brain, specifically in the prefrontal cortex, a region that actively includes vision, mood, and cognition. Although dissociative drugs are supposed to disrupt...

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Fentanyl Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Fentanyl Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Fentanyl is a manmade narcotic used as pain reliever, generally, after a surgery or as a part of any medical treatment. In other words, it is a potent synthetic opioid drug used to relieve pain. Some branded drugs are composed using Fentanyl. It is stronger than...

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Developing Addiction at a Young Age

Developing Addiction at a Young Age

No parent would want to see their child become an addict, but it’s sad to say that there are parents out there who are dealing with this kind of problem. What makes young people addicted to drugs and alcohol? If you are looking for answers, then this article can help...

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Long-Term Consequences of Substance Abuse

Long-Term Consequences of Substance Abuse

The consequences of using substances for the long-term can be pretty devastating. It not only puts stress on the user but it affects the people around them as well. Physical and psychological effects can easily turn a healthy person into a frail version of themselves...

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What is Spice?

What is Spice?

We can safely assume everyone reading this has heard of marijuana, especially considering the fact that the drug is becoming legalized across multiple states in the U.S. People are starting to legitimize this drug for recreational and even medical use. Though this...

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Dangers Of Kratom

Dangers Of Kratom

Kratom is a plant that mostly germinates in Southeast Asia; it’s leaves have psychotropic and opioid-like pain-relieving effects. People who live in areas where kratom grows sometimes use it to treat pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and coughs. People living in the U.S. have...

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Substance Abuse in the U.S.

Substance Abuse in the U.S.

All around the world, there are people that struggle with substance abuse. It has become such a rampant issue in this world, even more so in America. Annually, substance abuse costs this nation around $740 billion in costs due to crime, lost work productivity, and...

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Deadly New Drug Trends in Addiction

Deadly New Drug Trends in Addiction

Drug addiction is something that can start with just an experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and then become a regular thing. For other people, especially with opioids, drug addiction begins with exposure to medications that are prescribed by...

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Treating Ketamine Addiction

Treating Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine is a rapid dissociative anesthetic. It's said to be the chemical cousin to PCP (Phencyclidine). This drug was developed in 1962 and used in surgery. People need to be careful with the use of the drug because it is a very addictive substance. It’s now...

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Drug Concoctions Monkey Dust, Krokodil and Nyaope

Drug Concoctions Monkey Dust, Krokodil and Nyaope

The use of the internet all over the world has given way for recreational drugs to be used worldwide; it’s now an issue that many countries are facing. For many legislators, taking away these substances is rapidly moving to the point where it’s out of their control....

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Long-Term Side Effects of a Drug Addiction

Long-Term Side Effects of a Drug Addiction

Many people in active drug addiction only worry about the immediate high that they get when they use. They often don’t think about the long-term effects of their drug use. Unfortunately, using drugs can have negative effects on your body for years to come. The...

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Prepping Teens for a Sober College Experience

Prepping Teens for a Sober College Experience

Sending your teen off to college can be an exciting and scary time in a parent's life. You are more than likely looking forward to the hustle and bustle of life slowing down when they leave, but will more than likely feel sad and nervous when they are gone. There is...

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Retired Athletes and Substance Abuse

Retired Athletes and Substance Abuse

Retired athletes are especially susceptible to substance abuse. If you’re a current or former athlete, you know how much the love of the game can consume your life. This increases tenfold for serious and professional athletes who train almost daily. It can become...

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Elderly

Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Elderly

Unfortunately, the elderly are one of the most neglected population. Aging can be tough on not only the person who is getting older, but their families as well. Older people can suffer from not only declining physical health, but poor mental health as well as the...

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Marijuana Use and Teens

Marijuana Use and Teens

While nobody can say, ‘Oh, teens LOVE marijuana,’ the evidence suggests that teens will consume most any drug to which they can gain access. Alcoholic teens will reach for their (possibly alcoholic) parents’ stash. Some teens will be given marijuana joints in a social...

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Why You Should Fear Carfentanil

Why You Should Fear Carfentanil

Carfentanil is a terrifying substance that can occasionally be found in hospital clinics as well as on the streets. Deadly powerful with an ever-widening availability, carfentanil has the power to take the already-lethal Opioid Crisis to a disaster-level epidemic of...

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Mental Health, Police, and Drugs

Mental Health, Police, and Drugs

First responders deal with personal trauma as part of their careers. Many police officers have seen things in their jobs that defy description. There is no way for a person to experience crime scenes and dangerous situations for years at a time without taking some of...

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Drug Courts: What to Know

Drug Courts: What to Know

The Opioid Epidemic isn’t the first drug epidemic that has harmed leagues of people in the United States. The first was perpetuated against the native nations on the continent. For years on end, Indigenous people and their leaders were regularly plied with alcohol...

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How Does the Government Curtail Drug Addiction Today?

How Does the Government Curtail Drug Addiction Today?

Clearly, drug addiction is an issue that can deeply affect an entire country. As we speak, the Opioid Crisis is ripping through the United States, but the United States is far from the only country that’s been hit. Russia and much of Europe, Brazil, and Canada are...

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Biggest Drug Epidemics

Biggest Drug Epidemics

The concept of addiction on a wide scale is nothing new, and will continue to happen for some time. Almost every time period in history has one or several drug epidemics. Over time, while healing has grown and improved, so have methods of finding and making medicine....

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The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

Drugs and crime typically go hand in hand. The face of addiction often looks like a poor non-white person living in an urban area. As more people become informed, the face of drug addiction has changed: the face of the opioid crisis is now rural and white, which...

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Drug Abuse in the Sex Work Industry

Drug Abuse in the Sex Work Industry

The reason that a person becomes involved in the sex work industry can vary greatly. Some were kidnapped and forced into prostitution, some ran away and needed the money for food, and others made the conscious decision to enter the industry as a professional dancer....

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Drugs and Public Perception

Drugs and Public Perception

There is no shortage of stigma still associated with people living with addiction to drugs and alcohol. From the assumption that their addiction is a choice to the assumption that every, or nearly every, homeless person is addicted to drugs, the stigma surrounding...

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Methamphetamine Abuse – Meth Mouth and Other Side Effects

Methamphetamine Abuse – Meth Mouth and Other Side Effects

Meth is one of the most addictive drugs available today. It often comes in a crystallized form with a bluish tint, similar in appearance to stained glass. Meth is also available as tiny white rocks and colorless crystals. On the street, meth goes by many different...

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Drug Side-Effects: The Comedown, Crash, and Rebound

Regardless of gender, age, or demographic, the use and abuse of drugs has become a universal problem. While many people start taking illicit drugs for recreational purposes, what they fail to realize is that this casual form of use can often be a stepping-stone toward...

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Drug Legalization: An International Fight

Drug Legalization: An International Fight

Nobody missed when one of the most liberal states in the union, the State of California, legalized recreational marijuana. This move came after recreational marijuana was already legal in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. All over the state, and...

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Switzerland’s Experiment with Addiction Treatment

Switzerland’s Experiment with Addiction Treatment

Since a number of existing treatment models offer a dismal success rate, specialists around the world are always working on new and refined ways of treating addiction. Enhancing and broadening the parameters of successful addiction treatments have brought forth new...

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Drugs and the Workplace

Drugs and the Workplace

Nearly 70% of people living with addiction to drugs and alcohol are employed at least part-time. This may come as a shock to many people: given the assumed condition of most people living with addiction, it seems highly unlikely that someone would be able to maintain...

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Substance Abuse and Politicians: US, Mexico, and Canada

Substance Abuse and Politicians: US, Mexico, and Canada

Politicians and celebrities have in common that, often, life in the spotlight overwhelms them and takes them into the dark of substance abuse. This can present an enormous ethical problem - free use of drugs by politicians leads to shame and public disgrace, though...

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The Influence of Drug Cartels

The Influence of Drug Cartels

Mexico’s drug cartels are a force to be reckoned, and the Mexican federal government has struggled against them for years. A society in and of themselves, it is estimated that close to a half-million people are working directly for drug cartels, with over three...

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Who is Vulnerable to Drug Abuse?

Who is Vulnerable to Drug Abuse?

Addiction doesn’t discriminate - people from all walks of life, assuming they’re not living in an isolated indigenous nation, can fall victim to drug and alcohol addiction. Though this will always ring true, there are certain groups of people who are much more...

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The Environmental Impact of Addiction

The Environmental Impact of Addiction

Humans (and human bodies) are far from the only beings that feel the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. What you don’t know about drugs and alcohol can hurt you, and the environment. From the smoke to the raw materials for the chemicals themselves, drugs and alcohol...

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Specialized Rehabilitation

Specialized Rehabilitation

Think of all of the illegal drugs that you can. Which ones come to mind? What’s funny is that most of the drugs that come to mind have probably been around for a long time, and have been used medicinally for most of that time. It’s no secret that using any illegal...

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First Nations People and Drug Addiction

First Nations People and Drug Addiction

Indigenous people in the United States were the first to grow, cultivate, and utilize tobacco. When these Indigenous nations first started using tobacco, tobacco had limited and sacred duties. When European colonizers arrived, though, the use for, amount of, and...

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What’s Worse?

What’s Worse?

Drug addiction, though often found in those who have a family history of addiction, can affect anyone. Steering clear of drugs and alcohol is the best way to ensure that you won’t become addicted, but everyone has their guilty pleasures, and for some, drugs are a...

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The Worst of the Addictive Drugs

The Worst of the Addictive Drugs

What makes a drug ‘worse’ than others? There’s no one way to say. The toll that addiction to drugs and alcohol can take not just on a person, but also on an entire community, is devastating. Drug addiction makes a nest for drug dealers, who often come with gangs....

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Illicit Drugs and Their Damage on Lungs

Illicit Drugs and Their Damage on Lungs

Drug abuse is referred to as the non-medical use of drugs that may compel the person to develop physical or psychological dependence. People who are inclined towards drugs abusing often think that the only trouble they are going to get into is being caught by the law...

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Weather and Drug Consumption: How Are They Related?

Weather and Drug Consumption: How Are They Related?

When there are dark clouds looming or it’s been raining for days, you may feel lazy and lethargic. On the other hand, you might feel motivated and focused on bright, sunny days. You can’t deny the impact of weather on your mood and overall health. However, it’s a...

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The War on Addiction vs The War on Drugs

The War on Addiction vs The War on Drugs

There is nothing new about a war on drugs, or a national effort to curtail drug use in the United States. As early as 1784, ‘chronic drunkenness,’ what we call ‘alcoholism’ today, was labeled a disease. One of the first people to diagnose the disease was Dr. Benjamin...

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Dangerous Drugs by Country

Dangerous Drugs by Country

Instagram has done wonders: the world has become a little smaller, and a little more magical. These days, it’s not hard to find beautiful pictures that glorify a life that centers around traveling, learning, and looking stylish while doing it. Traveling abroad has the...

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Random Drug Testing in Sports: Why It’s Important

Random Drug Testing in Sports: Why It’s Important

Drug consumption by amateur and professional athletes is a major issue. In 2016, more than 1.81% of athletes tested by the world anti-doping agency had overdosed on drugs. In order to effectively control this growing problem, drug tests have become common in every...

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How Much Do We Spend on Drugs?

How Much Do We Spend on Drugs?

The question of how much money people in the United States spend on drugs has two answers: a simple one, and one that’s more complex. The simple answer is, ‘more than anyone else in the world’: looking at both prescription and illicit drugs, the number of dollars...

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Drugs and the Party Scene

Drugs and the Party Scene

What’s a party drug? The better question is: what’s not a party drug? Generally, drugs that are consumed intravenously don’t make huge waves on the party scene: this makes sense if you consider the monstrous inconvenience of preparing yourself and the drug for use in...

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The Meth Epidemic

The Meth Epidemic

Virtually no one missed ‘X-Files’ creator Vince Gilligan’s runaway hit, ‘Breaking Bad.’ A story of a man at the crossroads of seemingly impossible decision after impossible decision, the show was timed perfectly, debuting around the time that use of methamphetamines,...

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Terrifying Drugs

Terrifying Drugs

Think you know drugs? Think again. While it’s commonly accepted that street drugs are bad news, there is worse yet. Outside (and occasionally inside) the United States, there are drugs manufactured that might make an addiction to well-known drugs seem like child’s...

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Ever Heard of…?

Ever Heard of…?

It’s 2018, and no one knows exactly how many drugs are on the market, or being consumed as we speak. New and more dangerous drugs seem to enter the market every couple of weeks, and while every region has their processes for securing and documenting drugs confiscated...

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Drug Detox – The Process and Getting Help

Drug Detox – The Process and Getting Help

Drugs are some of the most powerful substances on this planet. Once addicted, an individual caters to the drug and its effects above all else. They put aside their families, loved ones, careers, finances, health; anything they can compromise in exchange for a fix...

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As Legal as They are Dangerous

As Legal as They are Dangerous

There are very few people who aren’t aware of the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Early in the 20th century, there was far less public information available about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Drug addiction was something that was widely associated with...

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Substance Abuse and Addiction during Incarceration

Substance Abuse and Addiction during Incarceration

It’s been around 20 years since the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse first reported on substance abuse among the nation’s incarcerated. Since that report, there has been little to no work on reducing the number of prisoners who are combating substance...

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Affluence and Drug Addiction

Affluence and Drug Addiction

As stereotypes go, drug addiction is a problem that tends to be linked with poverty. While it is true that poverty is a risk factor for developing an addiction, there are quite a few other factors that have nothing to do with socioeconomic status, such as mental...

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The Effectiveness of Anti-Drug Campaigns

The Effectiveness of Anti-Drug Campaigns

Did you know? Since 1998, the U.S government has spent more than one billion dollars on nationwide campaigns against drug use. This active campaign against substance abuse is a ‘war’ that has waged on since the early 1980s. Year after year, campaigns have directly...

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Synthetic Drugs and Their Effects

Synthetic Drugs and Their Effects

The rate of synthetic drug consumption is steadily rising all over the world, especially in the United States where their popularity is increasing at an alarming rate. This is because most people assume that these types of drugs are naturally grown and are perfectly...

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Personality Type and Drug Addiction: Are They Linked?

Personality Type and Drug Addiction: Are They Linked?

As far as substance abuse and addiction are concerned, it is clear that there is no single factor responsible. Individuals who struggle with drug addiction tend to have a variety of factors that contribute to increasing their susceptibility to substance abuse...

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ADHD Prescription Misuse and Abuse

ADHD Prescription Misuse and Abuse

Whether you have ADHD yourself or know someone who does, the thought of help from a stimulant seems counter-intuitive. How could an upper help someone who’s already restless, impulsive and stymied by distraction? Interestingly, the revved-up symptoms of ADHD are...

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The Glamorization of Drug Use in the Entertainment Industry

The Glamorization of Drug Use in the Entertainment Industry

It’s no secret that a lot of celebrities have a tendency for drug use. Famous singers, rappers, actors, and other in the entertainment industry are generally open about their habits, and this is made evident through their music and documented social behaviors. We’ve...

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The New Face of Addiction: Demi Lovato

The New Face of Addiction: Demi Lovato

Up until recent years, drug addiction was often seen as something that only affects the unsuccessful and otherwise marginalized figures amongst us. However, thanks to the brave, bold efforts of the well-known pop singer, Demi Lovato, many people are now reconsidering...

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How Is the 90-Day Rehab Program Effective?

How Is the 90-Day Rehab Program Effective?

Addiction rehab programs are subjected to several myths and misconceptions. It is commonly believed that the drug rehab is considered to be a 30-day program, but this is not always the case. The sobriety ratio is higher among the people who choose to enroll in longer...

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Four Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse

Four Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse

Going through drug rehab is only the first step of recovery. There are many, many challenges that arise during the quest for a sober life. Your commitment to staying clean will be met with frequent obstacles, like triggers and stressors, that might compel you to...

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How To Help an Addict Help Themselves

How To Help an Addict Help Themselves

Beating addiction is not easy. If anything, it can be daunting and extremely challenging. It also requires a strong sense of commitment and willpower. The chance of success for an addict trying to self-detox on their own is relatively low, which is why professional...

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Recovering from Addiction: Mistakes Families Make

Recovering from Addiction: Mistakes Families Make

Here at Scottsdale Recovery Center, we understand that addiction recovery is a long and difficult journey. Not many people understand that addiction is a disease and because they lack this knowledge, they have a lot of misconceptions about what it truly is. You may...

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Things to Expect in the First Year of Recovery

Things to Expect in the First Year of Recovery

The decision to admit yourself to rehab is often contemplated on the basis of what others have experienced. This is one of the most misleading factors that keep addicts from getting the help for recovery. It is helpful to get an insight into the process before making...

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Trauma Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Trauma Therapy in Addiction Treatment

The most essential component of successful addiction treatment lies in trauma therapy, or identifying the root cause of the compulsive behavior. As long as the primary reason for an addiction is not explored, it cannot be completely treated and there will always be a...

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Building Healthy Relationships: Life after Recovery

Building Healthy Relationships: Life after Recovery

One of the biggest challenges many recovering addicts face is trying to rebuild relationships with the people closest to them. At Scottsdale Recovery Center, we encourage our clients and their families to enroll in our family guidance and counseling program. The...

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How Dangerous is Carfentanil?

How dangerous is Carfentanil? Let’s talk about Carfentanil and the severe effects of this extremely risky substance. What Is Carfentanil? Carfentanil is a substance related to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. Carfentanil,...

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Past Life Experiences and Their Role in Addiction

Past Life Experiences and Their Role in Addiction

The connection between past life experiences and addiction is irrefutable. This is why it is essential that an addict confront their past, and acknowledge its role in their addiction during recovery. At an early age, we tend to develop certain behaviors, and these...

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Mental Illnesses That May Accompany Your Drug Addiction

Mental Illnesses That May Accompany Your Drug Addiction

Drug addiction, like any other disorder, comes with its own list of disturbances, including mental illness. It’s not just your physical health that’s at stake: your personal life, social relations, and mental health are largely affected by substance abuse. Compulsion...

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs on the Planet

The 5 Most Addictive Drugs on the Planet

Addiction is a compulsive, substance-seeking behavior found in individuals who show signs of withdrawal when use is stopped. There has been an ongoing debate over which drugs are considered the most addictive. According to a panel of experts, how addictive a substance...

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Celebrities Who Died From Overdoses in 2018

Celebrities Who Died From Overdoses in 2018

In 2016, more than 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses. Around two-thirds of these fatal incidents involved some type of opioid. Between 2015 and 2016, the fatal overdose rate from synthetic opioids, not counting methadone, more than doubled. Illegally...

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