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What is Methadone Used For?

Reaching a sobriety and maintaining a sober lifestyle is no easy task and may require more intensive treatments than therapy and full or partial hospitalization. Millions of American’s are afflicted with the disease of addiction. Since the…
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What Does Fentanyl Look Like?

The problematic use of pain medications has increased drastically over the last decade. Pain medication can be highly addictive, as it blocks both physical and emotional pain receptors, thus the experience of pain is minimized. Pain medications…
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Gabapentin and Alcohol

Americans are taking more prescription pills than ever before and more than people in any other country. A survey by Consumer Reports finds that around 55% of Americans are taking prescription medications. Pill habits alone can produce harmful…
klonopin abuse and treatment
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Am I Addicted to Klonopin?

Am I addicted to Klonopin? The popular and potent anti-anxiety medication increases the risk potential for abuse. Learn about Klonopin addiction warning signs below. Klonopin (clonazepam) was developed to treat epileptic seizures and address…
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Alcohol and Benzos

As a standalone substance, benzodiazepines pose many adverse health effects. Taking a benzodiazepine boosts dopamine levels in the brain, which induces a pleasant state of relaxation. Although this highly addictive prescription medication is…
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Addicted to Benzos

Across the nation, communities are riddled with fears of the growing drug epidemics, impacting millions of families. Overdose increases, however, are not due to illicit drugs like cocaine and ecstasy but legal medications prescribed by licensed…
adderall addiction problems

Am I Addicted to Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant medication that doctors often prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Stimulants are known to lessen ADHD symptoms in 70% to 80% of people taking them.. However, Adderall is increasingly misused…
depression and substance abuse
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Why Am I Depressed for No Reason?

When it comes to mental health, most people tend not to have an established vocabulary, making it more difficult to voice mental health struggles. At times, it can seem impossible to unravel the emotions we’re experiencing, much less explain…
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Alcohol and Adderall

Adderall is a prescription medication doctors use to treat patients with a common condition known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug can help with mild or extreme symptoms of ADHD by increasing attention and focus and…
drug use and addiction terminology
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Substance Use vs. Substance Use Disorder

Communication around the disease of addiction is cumbersome and, at times, confusing. Labels and phrases are often used interchangeably, regardless of the differences in meaning. However, each label—whether referring to substance use vs. substance…