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How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

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Meth in Your System

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal, or ice, is a Schedule II substance in the US and considered highly addictive. It’s known more widely as a stimulant and work by flooding the brain with dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which results in a sense of euphoria. Meth is metabolized slowly, which means a longer high and larger impact…

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Poor Man’s Cocaine

Bupropion HCL (hydrochloride), commonly known as Wellbutrin (one of its commercial names), is prescribed by doctors to patients with depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder, among other conditions. It has also been aptly named the “Poor Man’s Cocaine” for reasons we’re disclosing below. First, as a note for the use of this medication indicates that…

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AcuDetox Benefits

Acupuncture has long been a recognized supplemental or complementary medical practice, used to treat a wide range of ailments including chronic pain and insomnia as well as mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Since its application as a treatment methodology, acupuncture has taken on a wide variety of forms, including a more recent innovation…