an example of percocets and alcohol

Percocet and Alcohol Abuse

When someone takes Percocet as directed, it can help ease their moderate to severe pain. Usually, people only take the medication for a short time as it is designed for temporary pain relief. However, when Percocet isn’t taken as directed, either being used sporadically or longer than prescribed, serious health problems like addiction can arise.…

man deals with meth mouth

What is Meth Mouth?

It’s no secret that illicit drug users face a broad array of side effects. Many of these side effects are physical health issues and are difficult to hide. Individuals struggling with a substance use disorder are aware of the stigma of such signs of their drug or alcohol abuse. Sallow skin, dark circles under the…

woman participates in meditation therapy

What Is Meditation Therapy?

Why do people abuse drugs and alcohol, despite the many negative consequences they face? While many people believe that others continue using because it makes them feel good or numbs a pain they don’t wish to feel, there’s more to it than this. Addiction is a complex disease and has very little to do with…

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Women and Drug Abuse

One of the biggest misconceptions about drug addiction is that it is more common among men than women. In reality, however, women are just as likely to struggle with addiction. Like any disease, addiction doesn’t discriminate based on sex or gender. While there are different reasons why people may be at risk of developing an…

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How Long Does Rehab Last?

When you decide to seek treatment for substance abuse, one of your first questions might be how long rehab lasts. You might be impatient to overcome your addiction and return to your normal life, or you might be worried about having to take extended absences from your responsibilities. Yet healing from the disease of addiction…

the effects of crystal meth

Crystal Meth Drug Effects

You may have heard of the drug crystal meth and wondered how it got its name. Quite simply, it’s because the drug looks like rock crystal. Users of this illicit drug have a variety of slang terms and street names for it. The effects of crystal meth can be intense. As a stimulant, the drug…

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Sober Activities Will Keep You That Way

If you are in the process of recovering from substance abuse, a big focus in life will be your sobriety. While getting sober is a considerable achievement, avoiding relapse can also be a big challenge. There are, however, sober activities that you can engage in to maintain your sobriety. Perhaps the best way to maintain…

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Levels of Care for Substance Abuse Treatment

Every individual who enters treatment for addiction does so with a unique set of circumstances. Using those circumstances as a guideline, it’s incumbent on the facility’s staff members to determine what levels of care for substance abuse treatment they should engage in. In some instances, the patient might have to interject and put forth their…

an example of addictive crack cocaine

Addictive Effects of Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful illicit stimulant drug, producing an immediate high. It is also easy and cheap to make, which makes it accessible and simple to abuse. This substance has severely negatively impacted individuals and communities. When someone struggles with an addiction to crack cocaine, they struggle with a crippling condition…

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Overdose on Xanax Possible?

Whenever you or someone you care about is given a prescription drug, it’s natural to wonder if they can overdose or become addicted. Xanax is one such medication that doctors regularly prescribe for relief and management of some issues like anxiety. However, it is not without its risks. While most individuals follow their doctor’s orders,…