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What is Demerol?

There are many different kinds of prescription medications designed to help individuals manage pain. Meperidine, which is better known as Demerol, is a useful pain medication. But, Demerol is a potent medication that can lead to dependency if it is abused, misused, or if someone has physiology susceptible to developing an addiction. As a narcotic…

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Surprising Krokodil Drug Effects

There are numerous illicit drugs available, and these drugs are constantly changing. Popularity waxes and wanes depending on several factors like price, availability, and potency. Yet, no matter what, illicit drugs carry with them severe consequences. There are immediate health effects and addiction issues whenever someone abuses or misuses drugs. One illicit drug that’s somewhat…

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Vyvanse vs. Adderall

Many of the ordinary aspects of daily life can be anything but dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) its different. Those with this condition have to work harder to focus and interact with the world around them than those without the condition. This makes an ADHD routine anything but ordinary. Fortunately, there have been…

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The Patterns of Drug Use

With addiction and overdoses reaching epidemic levels in the United States, you may wonder how to identify drug use patterns so you can find the right support for yourself or a loved one. Identifying drug use patterns can help you figure out if a loved one is potentially abusing drugs, which is the first step…

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Definition of a Gateway Drug

If you or a loved one is experimenting with drugs or is struggling with addiction, you may have heard the term ‘gateway drugs.’ Finding the definition of gateway drugs can help you understand how they are connected to addiction. A gateway drug is a substance that, while not necessarily addictive or illegal, has a high…

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Xanax Side Effects

Xanax is a prescription medication that is most commonly used to treat anxiety-related disorders. Xanax is also one of the most prescribed medications in the United States. Although Xanax effectively treats symptoms related to generalized anxiety disorders and panic disorders, it is prone to abuse. Xanax addiction has become more prevalent, caused by Xanax’s widespread…

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What is National Drug Take Back Day?

National Drug Take Back Day is a day where Americans come together to prevent and control prescription drug abuse, something that Beaches Recovery is incredibly supportive of. Through the efforts of Take Back Day, approximately 914,256 pounds of drugs have been safely disposed of. The impact of National Drug Take Back Day efforts is enormous.…

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How to Stop Smoking Weed

Smoking weed is becoming more prevalent in our society today. With some states now passing laws to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, its potential for addiction rises with it. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that approximately 30% of marijuana users develop some disorder or addiction. That’s why people who use it need…

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Prescription Stimulants vs Depressants Addiction

Addiction is a disease marked by an intense and persistent dependency upon a substance, usually drugs or alcohol. When individuals find themselves struggling with a substance use disorder, they need professional support to heal. Like any disease, individuals are unlikely to heal without the right treatment and may, in fact, develop other severe, negative health…