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What is Kratom and What Do You Need to Know

by Dillion, April 23, 2018

What is Kratom? Kratom is a drug that comes from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa plant also known as the ‘Kratom plant’. Its origins can be traced back to Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia and some parts of Southeast Asia. The abuse of Kratom dates back to almost … Continue reading

Filled under : Addiction , Drug Rehab
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Why Are Alcoholics So Selfish?

by Dillion, April 17, 2018

Many people seem to think that addicts and alcoholics are quite selfish, especially when they’re using. Chances are if you’ve had a loved one who is in active addiction, then you’ve experienced the selfishness of an addict firsthand. Maybe you’ve been lied to over and over or perhaps you’ve had … Continue reading

Filled under : Drug Abuse , Drug Rehab

Ambien Side Effects and Treatment?

by Dillion, April 16, 2018

When you can’t fall asleep at night and lie there tossing and turning half the night, chances are you wake up groggy and grouchy. Most of us can agree that sleepless nights make for rough days. For those who have chronic sleep disruptions, the thought of taking prescription sleep medication almost … Continue reading

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How Long Does Cocaine (Coke) Stay In Your System?

by Dillion, April 12, 2018

The human body experiences a tremendous short term high when cocaine enters into the user’s bloodstream. Euphoria, manic levels of energy and hypersensitivity surges through the user, but only for a very short amount of time, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes. Yet while the euphoric effects of cocaine are rather … Continue reading

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Treatment More Effective than Prison for Dual Diagnosis

by Stephen, April 11, 2018

It cannot be overstressed or repeated often enough: Substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness are often co-morbid or co-occurring. It also is known as a dual diagnosis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “people addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer from mood … Continue reading

6 Best Drug Documentaries You Must Watch!

by Dillion, April 6, 2018

With the rise of talk about the prevalence of addiction in the past several years, more and more people are interested in learning more. From the surge in opiate addiction to the long-standing addiction to alcohol and nicotine, people are indeed wanting to learn why this addiction epidemic is occurring … Continue reading

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Does Tramadol Get You High?

by Dillion, April 5, 2018

Will Tramadol Cause You to Get High? There are many drugs out there which could cause someone to get high. It is controversial whether Tramadol is one of those drugs. The truth is that Tramadol might cause you to get high. However, there is a lower addiction risk with this … Continue reading

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Opioid Abuse Declines Where Medical Marijuana is Legal, New Studies Show

by Stephen, April 4, 2018

Advocates for legal marijuana have just received additional support that not only isn’t marijuana necessarily harmful to you, its legalization could save lives and help curtail the opioid epidemic. Two reports in JAMA Internal Medicine — one by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the other by researchers … Continue reading

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Why Do People Do Drugs?

by Dillion, April 3, 2018

There are various reasons why people do drugs. If you ask 20 people why they do drugs, you may get 20 different answers. There are those who think people do drugs solely because they want to, but the reality is that many people don’t really want to do drugs. They continue to use … Continue reading

Is Mixing Xanax and Alcohol Dangerous?

by Dillion, April 2, 2018

Xanax, or as some know it as Alprazolam, is a medication that reduces anxiety and helps reduce the frequency of panic attacks. Xanax is derived from benzodiazepines, which are a class of drugs that calm the nervous system and give of calming effect to the neurotransmitter GABA found in the … Continue reading

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