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What Are the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use?

Table of Contents What is Cocaine?How Does Cocaine Work in the Brain?Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use What is Cocaine? Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca plant. The Read More…

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Why is Aftercare so Important for Recovery?

Table of Contents I Got Treatment. What’s Next?What Is Aftercare?Why Does Aftercare Matter?What If I Still Have Questions? I Got Treatment. What’s Next? You did it. You admitted there was Read More…

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Can You Get Addicted to Tramadol?

Tramadol, often sold under the brand name Ultram, is an opioid pain medication usually used to treat moderate pain. It is often prescribed for patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other Read More…

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Can Amphetamine Abuse Cause Schizophrenia

Amphetamine abuse is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, over five million Americans are abusing prescription amphetamines alone. (1) That does Read More…

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT is a blend of counseling and medication designed to improve outcomes. MAT has been used for opioid addiction since the 1960s and 70s, beginning first with Read More…

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Signs You Need Treatment for Meth Addiction

Table of Contents Signs You Need Treatment for Meth AddictionBehavioral Changes Associated With Meth AddictionPreventing the Damage The numbers surrounding meth addiction in the United States paint a truly frightening Read More…

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Long-term Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

First developed in the 1960s, benzodiazepines were intended to replace other tranquilizers like barbiturates. Common benzodiazepines include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium and Librium. (1) Generally prescribed for anxiety disorders and Read More…

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Morphine vs. Heroin – What is the Difference?

It’s no secret that the U.S. is caught in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis. In 2018, (1) approximately 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids. In Read More…

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Adventure Therapy for Substance Abuse

Table of Contents What Is Adventure Therapy For Substance Abuse?The Benefits of Adventure Therapy for Substance AbuseThe Value of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone As you’ve probably heard, again Read More…

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5 Warning Signs of Addiction

Table of Contents The Nature of AddictionHere are 5 warning signs of addiction:Change in Priorities:Consequences:Physical Symptoms or Changes:Dangerous or Risky Behavior:Denial and Dishonesty:Conclusion The Nature of Addiction Addiction is insidious Read More…

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