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Category: Drug Addiction

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15 September

For many, the first step of addiction recovery is detox. A drug detox program allows drugs to safely leave a patient’s body with fewer severe symptoms that normally accompany the withdrawal process. Substance use disorder is a serious medical condition. Detoxing from cocaine requires medical care. If an addiction treatment program doesn’t immediately follow detox, there’s a […]

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12 September

While sleeping pills are useful for short-term treatment, they are addictive and can cause various problems. A sleeping pill addiction is serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Recovery requires a comprehensive addiction treatment program. How can you be addicted to sleeping pills? The causative factors are different for each person, but the side effects and consequences of […]

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20 June

Marijuana is a drug that’s made from the dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana contains THC, which is a psychoactive chemical that produces a high. The prevalence of marijuana use has increased over the last decade and about 9 in 10 Americans favor some form of marijuana legalization, according to […]

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17 June

The process of getting off antidepressants can be difficult, especially if you’ve been misusing them for a long time. Weaning yourself off Prozac already requires the assistance of a doctor, but if you’re addicted to this medication and you’ve grown accustomed to misusing it, more specific detox treatment may be necessary for safe Prozac withdrawal. […]

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15 June

Today’s opioid epidemic has been linked to the rise of painkiller prescriptions starting in the 1990s. The higher the dose of opioid medication used for pain and the greater the number of days the patient uses the medication, the greater the risk of dependence. More research is needed to determine the exact dose and number of days […]

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10 June

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety continues to cast a shadow over each day, and it takes all your energy not to give into the seemingly endless thoughts of self-sabotage. If you’re struggling with avoidance personality disorder, that’s a quick glimpse […]

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10 June

Clonidine is a medication used primarily in the treatment of hypertension but may also be used to treat other medical conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, opioid, alcohol, and nicotine dependence, anxiety and panic disorders, and certain pain conditions. A dependency on Clonidine may develop through long-term use, or when it is misused in conjunction […]

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09 June

Effexor is among the most popular antidepressants prescribed today and is considered to be a physically non-addictive drug. However, a psychological addiction and Effexor withdrawal symptoms may still develop through continued abuse, or when misused in conjunction with other mind-altering substances. What is Effexor? Venlafaxine (known by the brand name Effexor) is an antidepressant medication which belongs […]

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08 June

Addiction is the continued use of a substance or behavior despite the potential for personal problems or negative consequences. A person with an addiction may want to stop, yet may struggle with doing so on their own. Addiction transference occurs when an individual exchanges one compulsive behavior for another compulsive behavior, such as when a […]

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06 June

Cocaine addiction can have you believing a lot of lies. If you’re addicted to heroin or alcohol, you’ll feel it physically if you stop using. Nausea, cramping and the chills are just a few of the many withdrawal symptoms. But cocaine is different. You won’t feel physically ill when you stop using, which leads many […]

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