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How Bad Is Heroin Withdrawal?

When someone is addicted to heroin, there can be a constant push and pull between wanting to recover versus avoiding the effects of withdrawal. Since the drug is highly addictive, it can often steer someone away from taking the initial step toward recovery. Also, when [...]

How Bad Is Heroin Withdrawal?2019-07-09T18:52:39+00:00

Can I Drink O’Douls If I’m in Recovery?

When people are in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse, they need to find ways to relax. In the past, they may have used drugs or alcohol to unwind. In recovery, they need to find new ways to unwind and feel calm. Even if they are [...]

Can I Drink O’Douls If I’m in Recovery?2019-07-11T15:07:20+00:00

Addiction Treatment Coverage Threatened If ACA is Unconstitutional

The US Supreme Court may rule the ACA unconstitutional, including its 10 Essential Benefits such as fot treatment of substance use disorder.  (Pixabay) With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or, if you prefer, ObamaCare) again threatened with repeal—including its provisions [...]

Addiction Treatment Coverage Threatened If ACA is Unconstitutional2019-07-11T18:14:49+00:00

Make the Pain Go Away with Non-Opiate Medications

When it comes to pain, people across the globe turn to medication to alleviate the symptoms of pain. Among this group, many people abuse prescription opioid pain killers, especially in the U.S. This has led to a growing epidemic among many Americans. To paint the [...]

Make the Pain Go Away with Non-Opiate Medications2019-07-15T13:04:30+00:00

Can Psychedelics Cause Mental Disorders or Permanent Trips?

Psychedelics, also known as hallucinogens, are a type of drug that trigger visual and auditory changes while altering perception, thoughts and feelings. Common psychedelics include Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mushrooms, 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and Mescaline. Psychedelic drugs are popular across a wide variety of [...]

Can Psychedelics Cause Mental Disorders or Permanent Trips?2019-07-09T18:49:59+00:00

Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

(Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay) It is a truth universally acknowledged, that addiction is more akin to a disease than a moral failing. Or almost universally acknowledged. There are still some who see substance use disorder (SUD) as the result of indulgence, [...]

Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?2019-07-18T16:35:19+00:00

Licking Toads Is Dangerous With Serious Side Effects

The behavior of licking toads may seem a fairytale, but it does happen. People have been licking and even milking toads something that is considered dangerous and harmful to a person’s health. A psychedelic journey can take you to explore different kinds of substances from different [...]

Licking Toads Is Dangerous With Serious Side Effects2019-07-17T16:04:20+00:00

What Is Flakka (Gravel) and What Are Its Effects?

Everyone has heard or read about different drugs that can turn change people so profoundly that they resemble zombies, not humans. In this state, they may do things completely out of character. Not that long ago, there were a series of violent crimes in South [...]

What Is Flakka (Gravel) and What Are Its Effects?2019-07-09T18:43:27+00:00

There’s a Difference between Addiction and Dependence

Suboxone Sometimes when we try to be polite or politically correct, we distort the facts. Other times by trying to be precise we seem to be nit-picking. Take substance abuse. According to a Columbia Journalism Review article, the proper term in the latest [...]

There’s a Difference between Addiction and Dependence2019-07-01T15:40:57+00:00

Craving Sweetness: Can Sugar Be More Addictive Than Drugs?

No one expects a substance our parents and grandparents gave us as a reward for good behavior to be an addictive substance. However, sugar affects the brain’s reward center and can be as demanding a craving as a street drug. When sugar is consumed, the brain [...]

Craving Sweetness: Can Sugar Be More Addictive Than Drugs?2019-07-09T18:39:52+00:00
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