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Naltrexone Uses

Naltrexone Uses in Addiction Treatment Yes, getting clean and sober is rough.  Withdrawing from opiates or alcohol can be highly uncomfortable for those first few days of detoxifying the body, but, fortunately, withdrawal symptoms usually subside by the end of a week.  Getting sober is hard, but detox and withdrawal isn’t the real challenge in […]

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What Helps With Detoxing From Heroin

What Helps With Detoxing From Heroin? Though it may be a huge challenge to imagine that the highly unpleasant experience of going through a heroin detox will indeed end in a matter of days, rest assured that it will.  Taking that very first step to launching a total restart to life as a clean and […]

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Why is Heroin So Addictive

Why is Heroin So Addictive? The resurgence of heroin over the past decade has taken the nation completely off guard.  Once considered a passé drug of the 1970s, out of nowhere heroin returned to the drug scene, plowing through all social strata—from impoverished rural communities to affluence suburban enclaves.  No state or county in the […]

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Dangers of Freshman Drinking in College

At the back of every parent’s mind as they send their college freshman off to school is the fear about campus binge drinking. Parents have read the many tragic stories of once-promising futures snuffed out due to alcohol poisoning. They know about hazing rituals and party games, where excessive alcohol consumption can overwhelm a young […]

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What Leads to a Party Drug Overdose?

Party drugs, made popular through all night raves, large concert festivals, and open parties continue to make news on a regular basis. For a couple of decades now, synthetic drugs such as MDMA, also known as Molly or ecstasy have been associated with party drug overdoses and emergency room visits. Regardless, this synthetic amphetamine remains […]

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Understanding Adderall and Ritalin Abuse

Even with all the information readily available regarding the dangers of Adderall and Ritalin abuse, young adults continue to lean on these drugs. Nicknamed the “Study drugs,” these stimulants are commonly misused to help students manage ever increasing academic workloads. The stimulant action in the drugs initially gives the individual a boost of energy, heightened […]

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Are There Different Levels of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is the most prevalent substance use disorder in the U.S. with approximately 15 million adults affected, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism constitute serious lifestyle and health issues, impacting all aspects of life. Alcoholism is considered a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that may result […]