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  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    What is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is better known as Ecstasy and MDMA and has been around for a long time, since the 80's. It's a synthetic drug that many of our young people are still using recreationally today even though the drug produces side effects that many people have found to be extremely uncomfortable.
    Fortunately some of the affects experienced...

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  • Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Many different terms are used that may be difficult for a person to understand sometimes when we talk about drugs and substance abuse. Below you will find brief descriptions for some of the terms used when we reference them in our articles and blogs.
    Club Drugs (Party Drug) - The term club drug is used to describe various drugs that are abused by many young people today recreationally....

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    There are many different misconceptions pertaining to problem drinking, drug addiction and substance abuse treatment and hopefully many mistaken beliefs and myths can be put to rest for people with questions regarding addiction and recovery.
    Today there are so many young and older people who really do need to seek help for their alcohol or drug abuse before they become chronically addicted...

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  • Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    The dangers and risks associated with cooking methamphetamine are very serious for everyone not just the individual(s) that produces the illegal drugs. Just breathing in the gasses and fumes when meth is cooked can cause extremely serious respiratory problems for anyone exposed to the toxic chemical vapors.
    Anyone living in the surrounding area of a meth lab is at risk because of possible...

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  • Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Sometimes parents mistake their young adolescent and teens changes in personality and behavior for symptoms of substance use not realizing they're just part of growing up. Not only are there physical changes that take place during puberty, emotional changes are beginning to emerge at this time too.
    Dramatic personality changes can begin taking place during puberty which sometimes leaves...

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  • Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    There's not much you can't buy or learn on the internet today if you own a computer or have access to one. Illegal substances can be purchased through the internet and unfortunately that's how a lot of people are obtaining some of the drugs they abuse and sell today. Not only can you buy illicit drugs online but you can also purchase controlled narcotic painkillers and other prescribed drugs as...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Refrigerant Abuse and Instant Death

    Refrigerant Abuse and Instant Death

    It's that time of the year again and it's going to be a hot and humid summer. Air conditioners are a necessity during the summertime but it's unfortunate that so many young people find ways to misuse them. Air conditioning units contain refrigerants like Freon that cools down the air so we're able to stay comfortable in 90 degree plus weather, but that's not all refrigerants are used for...

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  • Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Choosing the right type of substance abuse program to meet your needs is vitally essential. There are a wide variety of different types of substance abuse programs to choose from, including:   Long Distance Programs Local Programs Residential Programs Inpatient Programs Outpatient Programs Long Term Programs Short Term Programs Therapy and Counseling Programs...

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  • Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) there are several things that need to be taken into consideration when seeking a recovery program for substance abuse and addiction. Everyone's needs are different during their recovery from substance abuse and you want to make sure the program you choose provides the best possible treatment that's able to meet your specific needs.
    A...

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