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  • Carfentanil Contributes To Sharp Spike In Opioid Overdose Deaths

    Carfentanil Contributes To Sharp Spike In Opioid Overdose Deaths

    What is Carfentanil? Carfentanil may be the most dangerous toxic opioid circulating the illicit drug market and as it hits the streets, opioid overdoses have sharply risen in the US and many have been fatal. Carfentanil is an extremely powerful man-made opioid typically used for sedating elephants and other large animals but never intended for human use.
    How Powerful is...

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  • Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that's made from morphine, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the Asian opium poppy plant. The naturally occurring gummy-like substance is extracted from the poppy seedpods then processed into heroin. Heroin is an illegal drug manufactured in clandestine labs and highly attainable.
    Forms of Heroin White heroin (powder) is the purest form of the...

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  • Dangerous Life-Threatening Man-Made Designer Drugs

    Dangerous Life-Threatening Man-Made Designer Drugs

    Synthetic cannabinoids are shredded, dried, leafy plant materials that have been sprayed with toxic, powerful mind altering chemicals. The unregulated mind-altering chemicals have unpredictable effects on the user. Many people think synthetic cannabis is a harmless substitute for marijuana but they couldn't be more misinformed.
    The chemical mixtures in synthetic cannabis are very different...

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  • 5 Helpful Tips for Eliminating Detrimental Thoughts

    5 Helpful Tips for Eliminating Detrimental Thoughts

    Are negative thoughts sabotaging your mental health and wellbeing? Everyone thinks negatively from time to time after all, life can be frustrating and stressful. Some people though spend an enormous amount of mental time dwelling negatively about themselves and there's also individuals that critically obsess about others.
    Negativity can be toxic, it holds us back in life and causes stress,...

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  • Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Anger is a very normal emotion that can occur for many different reasons. Anger isn't necessarily a negative emotion though. A person can become angry if they've been hurt by someone, threatened, provoked or taken advantage of. So there's definitely times when anger can be a normal emotional response but it's the intensity and holding onto anger that's unhealthy and has a negative impact on a...

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  • Addiction Counseling

    Addiction Counseling

    Addiction counseling can take many approaches. Some people may have positive experiences with motivational interviewing and others may get results from cognitive behavioral therapy. But, there are some major theories that come into play and the following discussion should provide some insight.
    Adlerian Psychology This may also be called "individual psychology." The practice is holistic....

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  • Motivation: What Is It Exactly?

    Motivation: What Is It Exactly?

    Motivation is defined as the reason(s) for a person to act or behave a certain way. In other words, motivation is the reason we do what we do. A common myth is motivation is tied to one achieving grand things or accomplishing some big task. Every person has motivation to do something, whether that is to lose weight or start a business.
    On the other side some are motivated to drop out of...

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  • Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....

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  • The Value in Faith Based Alcohol Treatment

    The Value in Faith Based Alcohol Treatment

    While many authorities focus on the dangers of addiction to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, there is another problem that is even larger and potentially far more dangerous. That problem is addiction to and abuse of alcohol, a drug that is no less dangerous even though it is completely legal.
    In fact, addiction to alcohol can be just as debilitating, and potentially just as deadly,...

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  • A Holistic Approach to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    A Holistic Approach to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are probably exploring your treatment options and wondering which approach will be the most effective. Finding the right treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is not always an easy, or a fast, process, and the wealth of choices can make the selection that much harder.
    One of the options you...

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