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Cyber Shadows: Bullying, Addiction, and Depression

Cyber Shadows: Bullying, Addiction, and Depression

In our digital era, where screens are gateways to endless social interactions, a sinister trend, known as cyberbullying, has emerged and escalated, leaving deep psychological scars in its wake. It's a modern-day crisis intersecting with mental health issues, such as...

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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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Free Will and Addiction: Is Addiction a Choice?

Free Will and Addiction: Is Addiction a Choice?

In the complex realm of addiction, the question of free will often looms large. Is addiction a matter of choice, a conscious decision that individuals make, or is it a condition that erodes their ability to choose freely? The Nature of Addiction Before delving into...

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Addiction Treatment Programs For Airline Pilots

Addiction Treatment Programs For Airline Pilots

Airline pilots, like anyone else, can experience issues with substance addiction. Their job, however, carries with it unique responsibilities and pressures, so it is vital that they receive appropriate support to overcome such challenges. Here are some types of...

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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 Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy

The Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, but it can also be a time of great vulnerability. Women who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction during pregnancy face a number of risks and challenges, both for themselves and for their unborn child. In this...

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Impact of a Mother’s Addiction on her Children

Impact of a Mother’s Addiction on her Children

Motherhood has its challenges, but it can be especially challenging when a mom is battling addiction. Mothers often struggle with addiction, a condition that causes them to compulsively seek out and consume drugs and alcohol despite the adverse effects it has on both...

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The Role of Ego in Addiction & How Ego Drives Addiction

The Role of Ego in Addiction & How Ego Drives Addiction

Ego. We hear the world thrown around all the time but what is it really? Ego is a psychology term that is used to reference identity or the conscious sense of oneself. It helps us differentiate ourselves as unique beings and individuals with our own lives made up of...

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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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How to Successfully Date a Recovering Alcoholic

How to Successfully Date a Recovering Alcoholic

Dating someone new should be fun and exciting, but when the person is an Alcoholic, it can make dating a bit more difficult. You want to be sure that you aid the person in their effort to get and stay clean without making them think that you are judging them or are...

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Long Term Effects Of Taking High Dose Of Suboxone

Long Term Effects Of Taking High Dose Of Suboxone

Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone, both used widely in the treatment of opioid addiction. Naloxone is used for treating opioid addiction, and Buprenorphine is used to treat withdrawal symptoms once the opioid usage is reduced or stopped. Naloxone is also...

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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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How Does Addiction Happen?

How Does Addiction Happen?

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can become addicted to any substance at any time. Many people are surprised to learn that someone they know or are close to struggles with substance abuse issues because we always think “that could never happen to me or anyone in...

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Most‌ ‌Commonly‌ ‌Abused‌ ‌Substances‌

Most‌ ‌Commonly‌ ‌Abused‌ ‌Substances‌

There are plenty of misused and abused drugs that can alter a person’s mind and cloud their judgement. Because of this, the user can become addicted, pose health risks and even contact infectious diseases. That being said, it is a good idea to educate yourself about...

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Oxycontin Addiction

Oxycontin Addiction

A drug use condition describes a severe form of a mental health disorder that arises when a person has difficulties with the alcohol, medications, drugs or illicit substances that they use. The word "substance use problem" is now the clinical term used for what was...

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Things To Know About Carfentanil

Things To Know About Carfentanil

No matter what substance or behavior you’re addicted to, there’s no denying the fact that addiction, in general, can be dangerous to one’s overall well-being. Substance abuse can be damaging to physical and mental health while behavioral addictions mainly affect a...

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Etizolam: Dangerous Alternative to Xanax

Etizolam: Dangerous Alternative to Xanax

If you’ve been at all remotely up-to-date on the dangerous drugs that are being abused across the country, chances are you’ve heard of Xanax. This drug is specifically made to treat disorders such as anxiety and insomnia. It is a minor tranquilizer that acts as a...

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Areas of Life That Addiction Affects

Areas of Life That Addiction Affects

Addiction is one of the worst dilemmas in society. It is extremely dangerous as it causes severe mental and health changes in a person’s life. The organs in the body are fragile and should be taken care of. If addiction enters the system, the possibility of damaging...

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Dating Tips During Recovery

Dating Tips During Recovery

Your journey into recovery is a very sensitive process. To ensure long-term sobriety, you have to go through medical detox, possibly attend a rehabilitation center, and regularly attend therapy sessions. Medical detox is done so your body can be cleansed of the toxins...

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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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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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How Addiction Affects Those Around You

How Addiction Affects Those Around You

Drugs and alcohol addiction have obvious and well-documented effects on substance abusers. Prolonged abuse of drugs and alcohol will worsen a person’s physical health, damage his/her mental functioning, and impair their overall spirit. But how will these unfavorable...

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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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Importance of Legal Care During Rehab

Importance of Legal Care During Rehab

Everyone knows that the road to sobriety is a difficult one. Without having lived through it, however, it can be difficult to fully appreciate the trouble that addiction can cause. Legal entanglements are part of most everyone’s experience with long-term addiction....

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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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The Cocaine Come Back

The Cocaine Come Back

Cocaine used to be known as the glamor drug, from Hollywood notables to the rich and self-entitled across the United States. This preferred powder was the go-to-giddy-up at parties and provided a quick hit of adrenaline before performances, even if it was just...

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Krokodil, Russian Flesh-Eating Drug, Hits Australia

Krokodil, Russian Flesh-Eating Drug, Hits Australia

In recent reports, a young man turned himself into a rural drug and alcohol service in New South Wales, Australia seeking help for an infected arm. According to the patient, he had injected a drug known as Krokodil in his arm, causing it to swell and become infected....

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Common Myths About Addiction Recovery Debunked

Common Myths About Addiction Recovery Debunked

Addiction recovery can often be a very difficult subject to discuss. There is a stigma attached to addiction. It makes it difficult for people to get the help they need when they need it. It’s important in that much of the stigma that surrounds addiction is based on...

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Wasp Spray Used as Methamphetamine Alternative

Wasp Spray Used as Methamphetamine Alternative

Some news agencies are reporting wasp hotshots as a new addition to the illegal drug market. Wasp and hornet killers have been in existence for years, but the chemical is just beginning to emerge as a new — and a highly dangerous — way to get high. Some people have...

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Eight Positive Changes that Come from Giving up Alcohol

Eight Positive Changes that Come from Giving up Alcohol

Many people make the mistake of assuming that the only reason they need to quit drinking alcohol is if they start to develop health problems. That is not the case at all. Giving up alcohol can bet your life in many different ways, especially if you are an alcoholic....

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Keep Your Anonymity When Seeking Drug Addiction Treatment

Keep Your Anonymity When Seeking Drug Addiction Treatment

Admitting that you have an addiction to drugs can be difficult and embarrassing. There are many people who are struggling with a drug addiction who want to get help them but don’t want anyone to know about their addiction. They are fearful that they will be judged,...

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How Drug Addiction Can Affect Your Sex Life

How Drug Addiction Can Affect Your Sex Life

Drug use is often seen as a fun and exciting experience. People don’t realize that there are long-term repercussions that can come with drug use when it comes to their sex life. Many drug users are only worried about the euphoria they experience when they have sex...

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Understanding the Repercussions that Come with a Relapse

Understanding the Repercussions that Come with a Relapse

Staying sober when you are in recovery is never easy. Nearly 40% of all people who try to get clean do relapse at least one time during their journey to sobriety. It’s important to know that relapsing can cost you a lot though. The following guide walks you through a...

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Setting Boundaries During Addiction Recovery

Setting Boundaries During Addiction Recovery

When you are in recovery, it’s important to take the time to focus on yourself. There are many people who make the mistake of focusing on rebuilding relationships more than focusing on their recovery. The following guide walks you through boundaries you need to set to...

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How an Eating Disorder and Drug Addiction Go Hand and Hand

How an Eating Disorder and Drug Addiction Go Hand and Hand

An eating disorder is often something that people keep hidden from the world. The people are ashamed that they are doing what they are doing to their bodies and of what their bodies look like at the same time. Unfortunately, people who suffer from an eating disorder...

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Tips for Protecting Your Teen from Drug Abuse

Tips for Protecting Your Teen from Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is on the rise for many teenagers in the United States because the drugs are so readily available to them. Many parents want to protect their teens from drug addiction, but don’t know what steps to take to protect them. Fortunately, there are things that...

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Addiction Treatment In Network with BCBS

Addiction Treatment In Network with BCBS

Scottsdale Recovery Center® is now in network with BCBS (Blue Cross Blue Shield). Most private substance abuse treatment facilities have faced many challenges in building partnerships with insurance companies.   However, we are now glad to inform you that our...

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Addiction: Is it a Disease or a Decision?

Addiction: Is it a Disease or a Decision?

The debate about if addiction is a disease someone battles or a decision that someone makes has been going on for generations. People who have never had an issue with addiction often assume that the person is simply choosing to use drugs. People who are in active...

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Understand How Your Addiction Affects the Ones You Love

Understand How Your Addiction Affects the Ones You Love

Addiction affects not only the person using but also those closest to them. Many people in active addiction assume that they aren’t doing anything that hurts anyone but themselves.  Unfortunately, that isn't always the case though. The following guide walks you...

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Relapses Can be Hard to Comprehend for Some

Relapses Can be Hard to Comprehend for Some

Relapses are common with more than 40% of addicted individuals who are in recovery. This can occur for many different reasons, including injury, the death of a loved one, loss of a job or even depression. When someone relapses, it’s often difficult for others to...

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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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Addiction is Something You Should Discuss with Your Doctor

Addiction is Something You Should Discuss with Your Doctor

Addiction isn't something easy to talk about with friends and family. Many people are afraid of being judged about drug use, nervous about someone turning them in for using. They often worry the person may try to force them to stop using cold turkey. Stopping drug use...

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Wearing an Ankle Monitor May be Great for You

Wearing an Ankle Monitor May be Great for You

When you have an addiction to alcohol, it may seem impossible to stop drinking because it is so readily available, and so socially acceptable. When someone wants to quit drinking, going to rehab can be a great option to consider, however, it can be difficult to do if...

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Understanding Addiction to Legal Substances

Understanding Addiction to Legal Substances

There are many people who assume that drug addicts are the only people who make bad decisions in life and do illegal activities. This isn’t the case. There are many people who become addicted to drugs accidentally. Some people are addicted to drugs that are perfectly...

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Supporting Kids Whose Parents Are Addicted

Supporting Kids Whose Parents Are Addicted

Having a parent who is addicted to drugs can be very difficult for children. Many don’t know that their parents are using drugs and simply remember the adverse effects the drugs had on their lives. Parents tend to be less active in their kids' lives when they are...

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Is Detoxing at Home Really Safe?

Is Detoxing at Home Really Safe?

Realizing that you have an addiction problem is the first step to being able to recover from it. There are many addicts who assume that they can recover from their addiction on their own if they have enough tenacity and drive. This isn’t always the case, though....

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Opioids Deaths for New Moms in Utah

Opioids Deaths for New Moms in Utah

In shocking news coming out of Utah this past month, new and expecting mothers have been found to be some of the most vulnerable to opioid misuse and death from overdoses. Utah has been struggling with a massive and deadly opioid crisis, that has steadily gotten worse...

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Common Triggers that Cause Addiction Relapse

Common Triggers that Cause Addiction Relapse

When you find recovery from drug addiction, it can be difficult to stay the course once you get back into the real world. When you are in a treatment facility, you are kept in a bubble, secluded from the stress and anxiety that comes with daily life. It’s important to...

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Mental Health Problems Commonly Masked by Drug Addiction

Mental Health Problems Commonly Masked by Drug Addiction

Many people have mental health issues and don’t even know it because they haven’t been professionally diagnosed with them. This often leads to them attempting to self-medicate to try to treat the symptoms on their own. Unfortunately, self-medication often leads to...

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Overcome the Stigma that Comes with Drug Addiction Recovery

Overcome the Stigma that Comes with Drug Addiction Recovery

Society has created a stigma when it comes to drug addicts. Many people assume that someone became addicted to drugs because they were weak or because they have something mentally wrong with them. As an addict, you know that this isn’t always the case. Many addicts...

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Avoiding a Drug Addiction After an Injury

Avoiding a Drug Addiction After an Injury

Being in an accident or having major surgery done can leave you in a lot of pain. There are many people who end up becoming addicted to prescription pain medications after an injury because they don’t take them as prescribed. It’s important to take the necessary steps...

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How to Love Yourself After a Drug Addiction

How to Love Yourself After a Drug Addiction

When you are in active addiction, you often feel on top of the world. Drugs cause a warped sense of reality. Many addicts don’t view the world the same way that they would if they were sober. Once you finish addiction recovery, there is a good chance that you could...

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Rebuilding Your Marriage after Drug Addiction

Rebuilding Your Marriage after Drug Addiction

When people get married, they are often filled with joy, hope, and excitement for what the future holds. Many wedding vows contain some variation of the phrase “for better or for worse” but many couples don’t realize how much worse their marriage can get if drugs get...

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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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Toxic Encouragement Can Push Teens to Drug Use

Toxic Encouragement Can Push Teens to Drug Use

Being supportive of your child is important. It helps them to build confidence in themselves so that they can have the best future possible. Unfortunately, too much encouragement or encouragement after doing the wrong things can turn toxic and bread a situation for...

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How Addiction Affects the People in an Addict’s Life

How Addiction Affects the People in an Addict’s Life

Many people don’t realize how much their drug addiction affects others until the damage is already done. If you are suffering from drug addiction, it’s important to look outside of yourself and see what harm you may be causing in the people’s lives who surround you...

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Drugs of Choice for Teens

Drugs of Choice for Teens

Teens and their addictions and experimentation with drugs is nothing new: teens have been experimenting behind their parents’ backs for at least hundreds of years. Given the rebellious nature of many teens, the rise of addiction in adolescents was inevitable. Nothing...

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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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How Underdogs Beat the Odds of Addiction

How Underdogs Beat the Odds of Addiction

This is a loaded statement: How underdogs beat the odds of addiction. Firstly, it presents a few assumptions. That there are two kinds of addicted people, the underdog and the favored. That underdogs might not beat addiction. That there are odds to beat in addiction....

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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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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arizona

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arizona

With gorgeous red rock, striking panoramic mountain vistas, stunning sunsets, and nearly three-hundred and sixty five days of sunshine, Arizona makes a name for itself as one of the most picturesque states in the country. Unfortunately, like many other places in the...

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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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Unexpected Users

Unexpected Users

The people most likely to use drugs can be surprising and unexpected to some, but there are groups of people who are vulnerable to addiction to drugs and alcohol, and some of them are not who you would think. Stress affects any and everyone, and addiction doesn’t...

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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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ERs Now Offering Anti-Addiction Medication

ERs Now Offering Anti-Addiction Medication

Every day, more than 200 people in the United States die due to a drug overdose. The statistics are truly alarming and the country is faced with a fully fledged overdose epidemic. It is a serious national crisis that not only directly affects a large population of the...

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How Rural Areas Became Drug Hubs

How Rural Areas Became Drug Hubs

The rural United States has suffered a variety of drug epidemics, and the Opioid Crisis is just the most recent. One of the earliest drug epidemics was smoking tobacco - tobacco is one of the original cash crops, and it has been enjoyed throughout the world since it...

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How Pets are Affected by Addiction

How Pets are Affected by Addiction

Losing a pet is never easy. Some people grieve for years, and some need counseling to get them through this difficult time. Try now to image what would happen if your pet lost you. This is one of the many reasons to steer clear of illicit drugs: you never know who...

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Drug Addiction in the Trans Community

Drug Addiction in the Trans Community

Remember always that stress is one of the most commonly-cited reasons for drug abuse. Living as a transperson in an uncertain political climate almost always takes a toll - even though there exists a handful of positive transpeople who are public figures, for the most...

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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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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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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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4 Bands That Fell Apart After Overdose

4 Bands That Fell Apart After Overdose

Music and drugs have always shared a troubled history. Musicians have long turned to certain substances in order to give their live performances some added intensity, as well as trigger their creative impulses. Drugs are also a popular topic of song. Over the past few...

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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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Mindfulness and Overcoming Withdrawal

Mindfulness and Overcoming Withdrawal

Mindfulness practices have been used by Hindus and Buddhists for thousands of years. Today it is an important part of many holistic treatments including addiction. It goes without saying that your mind controls your addictive tendencies. Once your brain becomes...

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3 Activities That Help Young Adults Remain Sober After Rehab

3 Activities That Help Young Adults Remain Sober After Rehab

Young adults are extremely impressionable, and tend to follow in the footsteps of their friends and peers. Unfortunately, just because a friend seems to be able to balance substance use and a normal lifestyle doesn’t mean this will apply to you. Everyone’s chemical...

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How Can Art Therapy Help During Drug Rehab?

How Can Art Therapy Help During Drug Rehab?

Drug addiction recovery is a complicated process that involves several treatments that benefit patients in different ways. The ultimate purpose of the process is to ensure optimal recovery and long-term sobriety. Professionals aim to provide their residents with...

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Managing Triggers During and After Drug Abuse Treatment

Managing Triggers During and After Drug Abuse Treatment

A common misconception held among people with drug abuse problems is that they will undergo drug rehab and attain sobriety for life. The truth of the matter is that the success rate of those that have undergone treatment is as low as 5 to 10%. The reason for this lies...

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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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