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Am I Addicted to Weed if I Smoke Every Day?

With recreational marijuana legalized in 18 states and Washington D.C., and medical marijuana legal in another 37, millions of Americans are picking up the pipe daily. For most people, pot isn’t a problem, and they can use it and not develop…
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What is Black Tar Heroin?

All opiates or opioids are made from substances derived from the poppy plant. If you're unfamiliar with the flower, it was the reddish-orange flower Dorthey, and the Tin Man strolled through in The Wizard of Oz. This includes heroin, opium,…
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How Long Do Opioids Stay in Your System?

How long do opioids stay in your system? If you're asking this question, you may already be addicted. Oxy, Percocet, heroin and fentanyl are potent substances, and it's easy to become dependent inadvertently. It's vital to catch addiction early…
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How to Avoid a Drug Relapse?

The journey to recovery is different for each individual. The decision to find assistance or treatment for drug and alcohol abuse takes courage and commitment, and it isn’t always smooth sailing. Some aspects of recovery are painful or intimidating,…
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Fentanyl Overdose Symptoms

It’s hard to scroll through your newsfeed and not see a few articles about the fentanyl epidemic. The once-obscure drug has invaded the United States and the heroin supply. The highly potent opioid has been plucked from insignificance (except…
Why Would Anyone Do Drugs
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Why Do People Do Drugs?

Science has made incredible breakthroughs in studying the impacts of alcohol and drugs and, ultimately, ways in which effective treatment—including medications—can potentially assist tens of thousands in overcoming substance abuse. However,…
Admitting You Have A Problem Is A First Step
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Admitting You Have a Problem is the First Step

If you’ve battled with substance abuse, chances are you’ve heard the saying, “admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery.” There’s only one clear fact with addiction: the disease is not straightforward, and recovery…
Drug Education Resources
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Why is Drug Education Important?

Why is drug education important? Understanding the impact of alcohol and other drugs is undoubtedly an invaluable strength. Knowing how drugs impact the body, the long and short-term effects of substance abuse, and the possible risk factors…
Most Lethal Drugs In America
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Deadliest Drug in America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fentanyl is responsible for 29% of all fatal overdoses. This makes it the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. or, in short, one of the deadliest drugs in America.  Throughout…
The Cost Of Opioid Abuse
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How to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Despite educational materials highlighting the dangers of prescription narcotics, millions of Americans discover first-hand the perils of opioid abuse. Researchers and drug addiction experts continue to focus on soaring overdose rates attributed…