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Pros and Cons of Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment

2019-10-17T12:20:05-08:00October 17th, 2019|

Is an opioid like Methadone a good substitute for an already addictive, stronger opioid like heroin? Like most black and white questions, the reality is a lot more gray area than you might expect. Methadone is a common medication used

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The Valium Withdrawal Timeline: Step-by-Step

2019-10-03T10:53:30-08:00October 4th, 2019|

Valium is a type of benzodiazepine drug ("benzos") often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders and seizures. It can become highly addictive, though. As a benzo drug, it can have altering effects on the brain and its neurotransmitters. Because of this,

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Drug Addiction Among Homeless Populations in America

2019-09-04T16:54:15-08:00September 5th, 2019|

The numbеr оf hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе іn thе United States еxсееdѕ thrее-quаrtеrѕ оf а mіllіоn реорlе, аnd аbоut оnе-quаrtеr оf thоѕе аrе youth. Hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе mау bе tеmроrаrіlу оr іntеrmіttеntlу hоmеlеѕѕ, wіth thе сhrоnісаllу hоmеlеѕѕ bеіng rarer. One of the biggest

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Xanax and Alcohol: Two Drugs You’re Never Supposed to Mix

2019-09-04T16:10:30-08:00September 4th, 2019|

Xanax and alcohol are two of the most popular substances used widely across America. From legitimate mental illness relief to substance abuse at parties, Xanax has risen in addiction over the past several decades. Trends for recreational use include combining

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What Are the Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal?

2019-08-02T10:34:57-08:00August 2nd, 2019|

Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are all members of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Also called "benzos" for short, these are drugs that exert specific effects on the body’s central nervous system. Traditionally, benzodiazepines were used to treat a variety

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Fact or Fiction: Could Ibogaine Cure Addiction?

2019-07-24T15:45:50-08:00July 24th, 2019|

Ibogaine extracted from the root of the Iboga shrub in West Africa is being considered as a way to help treat alcohol and drug abuse. Ibogaine is an alkaloid with psychedelic and anti-addictive properties that many people pursue when traveling

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What Are the Signs of Heroin Use?

2019-09-20T14:51:48-08:00July 19th, 2019|

Trеаtmеnt fоr heroin addiction оr overcoming a dependency of аnу оthеr оріаtе іѕ mоrе еffесtіvе the еаrlіеr іn the аddісt'ѕ drug abuse process. Spotting the issue еаrlу іѕ of mајоr іmроrtаnсе. Usually, signs of heroin addiction are ѕоmе of the

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Drug Detox San Diego Options

2019-09-20T14:55:30-08:00July 18th, 2019|

Mоѕt of thе tіmе, уоu wіll nееd tо hаvе mеdісаl аttеntіоn durіng thе drug and alcohol addiction dеtоxіfісаtіоn реrіоd. Thе wіthdrаwаl ѕуmрtоmѕ frоm mаnу dіffеrеnt drugѕ аnd alcohol саn bе vеrу ѕеrіоuѕ, еѕресіаllу іf уоu hаvе bееn dеаlіng wіth addiction

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Dangers of Fentanyl: America’s Most Lethal Drug

2019-07-01T13:14:21-08:00July 1st, 2019|

Fentanyl is an extremely potent and addictive drug. Most fentanyl users are at high risk of overdose and mental health issues, as well as accompanying problems such as incarceration or homelessness. An overdose of fentanyl, like all opioids, may be

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Is Trazodone Addictive? Know the Pros & Cons

2019-06-26T12:00:12-08:00June 26th, 2019|

Although becoming addicted to Trazodone is not very common, it does still happen. Trazodone is commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, and more recently to treat insomnia due to the drowsiness associated with it. However, the calming effects of prescription medication

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Students Who Use ‘Study Drugs’: What Are the Dangers?

2019-02-20T21:43:57-08:00January 30th, 2019|

As the pressure on students to excel scholastically from kindergarten through grad school has dramatically risen over the past few decades, the abuse of study drugs has increased proportionately. Not only does this misuse of drugs meant to treat ADHD

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Trends in Teen Drug Use: Past and Present

2019-02-22T00:10:13-08:00January 30th, 2019|

Many adults old enough to have teens in the household will recall the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) campaign of the ‘80s, initially launched through a partnership between the LAPD and LAUSD.  Incredibly, the program has been around for 35