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Category: Addiction

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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

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals known as neurotransmitters. When released in large enough amounts, it creates feelings of reward. It can also make a person feel more focused and increase their memory and attention span. The positive feelings it creates […]

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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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08 June

If someone has regularly abused alcohol for years, they may be more likely to develop dementia. The severity of alcohol-induced dementia can vary from person to person, but learning about the risk factors, causes, and treatment outlook for both dementia and alcohol use disorder can help you understand the importance of getting treatment. How alcohol abuse affects […]

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07 June

Traveling while in recovery can be intimidating, especially when going on vacation. While many may see vacation as a time to drink and often to excess, you need to maintain your sobriety for the sake of your mental and physical health. However, being sober doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. It just means you need […]

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07 June

Once you make the decision to go into rehab, it is vital to your recovery that you stay in rehab. Many people go to a drug treatment center not realizing what is involved or what will be required of them. This can be difficult. Fortunately there are things that you can do that will help […]

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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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06 June

Whether a doctor prescribed you Librium for anxiety or you misuse it recreationally, taking it with alcohol can have very serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether mixing Librium and alcohol is safe, it’s not. Here are some of the risks and side effects of combining these substances. What is Librium? Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is a prescription […]

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06 June

If you’ve been in the rooms before or you’ve watched movies that depict a character that struggles with addiction, you may have heard the phrase “hit rock bottom.” It usually describes someone who  reaches their lowest point before going to rehab or getting help for their addiction. Unfortunately, this phrase is very misleading. It assumes […]

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