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Is Rapid Detox Effective?

According to a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse study, about 2.1 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers. Nearly half a million people take heroin. These numbers have grown since the study was conducted It is only a matter of time before someone addicted to drugs decides that he or she should…

How Long Does Cocaine Withdrawal Last?

Cocaine is an illicit street drug. It’s has a reputation for being highly addictive. When folks with an addiction to any substance decide to stop using, their first concern usually goes toward withdrawal. The withdrawal symptoms from most drugs are physical, with some potential behavioral and psychological issues as well. Cocaine withdrawal’s characteristics are the…

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Is Rapid Opioid Detox Safe?

To know the answer to “Is rapid opioid detox safe?” you first have to understand what rapid opioid detox entails. When you’re fighting addiction, it’s natural to want to reach recovery as quickly as possible. You want to be healthy and happy, and you know that drug and alcohol abuse are obstacles to that. However,…

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What Are Spice Overdose Symptoms?

Given recent reports splashed all over the national media, great concern is being expressed about the abuse of Spice or K2. The damage these synthetic cannabis products are causing is becoming a significant problem for our society. Some people are under the mistaken assumption that Spice is somehow safer than actual cannabis. This is actually…

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Alcohol and Anxiety Don’t Mix Well

Life presents many anxious situations and circumstances. How we deal with them varies considerably. Sometimes, we seek to avoid dealing with the difficulties we face in our lives. As a result, anxiety and alcohol use (and abuse) often go hand in hand.People may self-medicate by drinking to calm anxious feelings (or shut them out entirely).…

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Strategies to Help With Harm Reduction

Over the years, there have been many failed and discarded policies when it comes to how to treat those who are suffering from addictions. In the past, a more brutal, less caring approach was the rule rather than the exception. Addicted individuals tended to be viewed as criminals… and weak-minded criminals at that. Law enforcement…