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Do You Want to Know How to Stop Smoking Crack?

When someone asks how to stop smoking crack, you could just say to quit using it, right? After all, this line of thinking would work well for other situations. In the case of crack cocaine, it doesn’t. In fact, getting off the drug takes a concerted effort.Withdrawal Symptoms of Crack CocaineYour brain chemistry quickly grows…

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What Does a Percocet High Feel Like?

What Is a Percocet?Percocet is a prescription medication that contains the narcotic pain reliever oxycodone and the non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Some individuals, however, use it for the Percocet high. Normally, doctors use this drug for moderate or severe pain.Percocet is a Schedule II controlled substance,…

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The Best Natural Highs to Help Ditch Drugs and Alcohol

In the quest for recovery from addiction, finding healthy and sustainable ways to feel good is crucial. A natural high, unlike artificial stimulants or depressants, comes from activities or experiences that elicit genuine joy and excitement without the negative consequences associated with drug and alcohol use. Let’s take a closer look at the essence of…

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What Type of Insurance Do Most Veterans Have?

The unfortunate connection between military service and subsequent addiction issues presents an alarming concern that requires urgent attention. Veterans, having served their country, often return home bearing not just the physical scars of their service but psychological ones as well. The harsh realities of combat and the difficulties in re-adjusting to civilian life can lead…

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Trauma-Induced Schizophrenia

More and more research and clinical data indicate that unresolved trauma is frequently a root cause of substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and schizophrenia. A general definition of trauma is that it is the response to events that threaten a person’s sense of safety. Traumatic events ignite…

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What Is the VA CCN?

Our nation’s veterans deserve access to quality healthcare, including treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health issues, which are prevalent in the veteran population. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides many benefits. However, there is a lack of providers specializing in veterans care. In addition, VA facilities often have long wait times,…

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Mental Health in the Military

Veterans and active-duty military personnel face challenges that most civilians cannot fully understand. Frequent deployments, combat duty, living in war zones, family separation, frequent relocations, the pressure to always be performing at the highest level, and the difficulties of reintegration into civilian life are physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. With all of this, it is…

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What’s the Difference Between VA and TRICARE?

When it comes to seeking treatment for addiction, military personnel and veterans have a unique set of challenges and resources. Two of the most important resources for those who have served in the armed forces are the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and TRICARE, the military health care program. What’s the difference between VA and…

A veteran asking, "Who is eligible for TRICARE?"

Who Is Eligible for TRICARE?

Do you wonder who is eligible for TRICARE? Navigating health insurance can be akin to traveling through a foreign land with a complicated map. For military members, veterans, and their families, TRICARE serves as a vital lifeline to healthcare services. The trick is understanding who gets to take advantage of this important healthcare option. To…

A vet asking, "Can I get TRICARE as a veteran?"

Do All Veterans Get TRICARE?

Have you been asking, “Can I get TRICARE as a veteran?” Navigating healthcare options after military service can be complex. However, TRICARE stands as a vital resource for veterans. Let’s consider the eligibility, enrollment, and coverage basics of TRICARE in order to make the process more approachable. Moreover, let’s explore how TRICARE can support veterans…