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Fentanyl Abuse.

Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl abuse is nothing new, but overdosing due to the abuse of this drug is increasing. This narcotic was originally manufactured in Belgium in the 1950s. The potency of Fentanyl is about 80 times stronger than morphine. In the 1960s, this drug was used in the medical field as an intravenous...

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You May Want To Think Twice About That Innocent Energy Drink.

You May Want To Think Twice About That Innocent Energy Drink

Mixing energy drinks has been a big fad for the past several years. Mixing these drinks with alcohol has become extremely popular with the younger crowd. This mix is enjoyed by young people everywhere and seems to be a huge alcohol-combo on college campuses and at parties. Research and studies have...

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Depression or Substance Abuse, Which Came First?.

Depression or Substance Abuse, Which Came First?

Depression can cause substance abuse but did you know that substance abuse can lead to depression? Depression doesn't just affect adults, this illness plays no favorites. Children and adolescents, young adults, adults and the elderly are all included in this category. Left untreated or treated...

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Addiction and Anorexia Nervosa Disorder.

Addiction and Anorexia Nervosa Disorder

Body image seems to mean everything to most people today, and always has. Sadly, society judges you quite harshly when it comes to weight, appearance and looks. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that so many suffer from, many of them in silence. The physical signs are there eventually. By the...

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Ativan Addiction.

Ativan Addiction

Ativan is a prescription medicine that’s used to treat symptoms that are associated with anxiety, panic attacks and sleep disorders such as insomnia. The generic name for this drug is Lorazepam. Ativan is in a group of medications that are called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are...

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Drugged Driving A Growing Threat and Concern.

Drugged Driving A Growing Threat and Concern

This is a subject that you just don’t hear about that often. Countless lives have been affected by those who drive under the influence of drugs, legal and illegal. The United States is now trying to collect data on this very subject to see just how bad it’s getting between public sector...

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K2 Synthetic Marijuana.

K2 Synthetic Marijuana

I guess I’m really behind times. I had never heard of this synthetic chemical blend of dried herbs called K2. This is a blend of exotic herbs and other plants that have been coated with chemicals and when smoked like a joint, produces euphoria. The product is marketed and labeled as incense...

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The Silent But Deadly Side of Prescription Drug Addiction.

The Silent But Deadly Side of Prescription Drug Addiction

Shame, guilt, fear and overwhelming need and dependency are all part of this silent addiction. This silent epidemic is everywhere. There is no state that’s untouched by this addiction. I read an article recently on an Oklahoma News site and the headline said “Oklahoma drug-related...

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Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility.

Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility

In a previous blog done sometime ago, important information was given relating to pregnancy and drug addiction. Because of the many comment responses, I thought it necessary to talk about it again.
I would like to begin by saying; I can’t imagine how hard, frightening and fearful this...

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The Journey of Addiction and Life.

The Journey of Addiction and Life

There is nowhere to get to the journey is all there ever is. There are those who will tell you that you must have a destination. I believe that if we are focused on a destination, we may become caught up in trying to get there and miss something or everything along the way.
Have you ever been...

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