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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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What is Lean Drink?

The legal and illicit substances people use to experience a high are ever-changing. New combinations and more purified forms of drugs can be confusing to keep track of. One such combination of drugs is a drink called Lean. You may have heard the term and wondered, “What is lean drink?” Do you know someone who…

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Massage Therapy and Addiction Recovery

When people think of addiction recovery, massage therapy is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Many still think of massage as a luxury, something one gets at a spa. However, the benefits of massage therapy go beyond relaxation. Massage therapy is a way to reinvigorate muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce stress and strain.…

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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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Recognize the Street Names for Drugs

Whatever they are called, illicit drugs are hazardous. Often, it is hard to know that a loved one is using drugs. That’s because the street names for drugs can be unusual and intentionally confusing. By recognizing the street names for various substances, you can better understand and treat drug use or addiction. Addiction Treatment Programs…

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The Perils of Dating a Drug Addict

There is never a perfect relationship. Likewise, every relationship is different. What works for one couple may not work for the other. Some people can handle the struggles of mental health with their partners easier than others. Others may need help, especially when dating a drug addict. Drug addiction in a spouse or partner can…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Intolerance

If you have ever had a few drinks of alcohol and then suddenly felt very uncomfortable, there is a chance you may have developed alcohol intolerance. This condition is somewhat rare and involves an immediate and uncomfortable reaction to drinking alcohol. It’s similar to how someone reacts when they have an allergy to a substance.…

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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…