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  • The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    Users of synthetic pot don't realize the risks they're actually taking each time they light up. Herbal mixtures (synthetic marijuana) containing dangerous chemical additives that produce mind-altering effects can be obtained under many different names which include Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, Fake Weed, Blueberry Spice, and Strawberry Fields among others.
    Even though these...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    The narcotic pain reliever morphine is extremely strong and is a very effective medication for relieving pain whether a patient needs it for short term use or for managing acute chronic pain long term. Because morphine has euphoric properties, the drug is often used recreationally. Morphine is highly addictive and addiction and overdose are risks a person takes if they intentionally abuse or...

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  • Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Withdrawal, Withdrawal Syndrome and Discontinuation Syndrome are all terms used to describe a group of symptoms that can be experienced if an addicted individual suddenly stops drinking or using drugs or if their intake is significantly reduced.
    The type of symptoms that can be experienced during withdrawal depend on many things such as; the type of substance a person is addicted to, how...

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  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    If you're addicted to prescription drugs and not sure what treatment options are available today to help you overcome your addiction, you're not alone. One of the most severe drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription drugs which continues to increase at an alarming rate even though drastic measures have been taken to reduce their misuse.
    Controlled prescription...

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  • Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Problem drinking and alcoholism are also commonly linked with other forms of addiction. Many people that do seek help for gambling or drug addiction also have a drinking problem or, are alcohol dependent. According to data from Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), almost 40% of the admissions for substance abuse treatment report Alcohol and Drug combinations.
    The effects of alcohol are...

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  • Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Depression is a serious illness that many people suffer from and the symptoms have an enormous effect on a person's daily life and well-being. Antidepressant medications are commonly prescribed for treating depression because they balance out chemicals (serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain which improves a person's mood.
    When a person is suffering from depression they can't...

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  • Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph (Oral Morphine for Treating Pain) Morphine is available under many different brand names and Oramorph is one of them. Oramorph belongs to a class of drugs called opiate (opioid) pain relievers and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oramorph provides short term pain relief and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because the potential for abuse is high.
    The...

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