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Why is Fentanyl Dangerous?

Fentanyl is a powerful opiate that is used to control pain. You may have heard of it as Duragesic, Actiq, or Sublimaze. Fentanyl is related to other opioid prescription painkillers. It is derived from opium, which comes from the Asian poppy plant. But it is different because it is far stronger than nearly all other…

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4 Benefits of Music Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

There are numerous therapeutic approaches to helping individuals who struggle with substance use disorder (addiction to drugs or alcohol) heal and recover from the disease of addiction. Music therapy for drug and alcohol addiction is a powerful and impactful means of helping addicts deal with their emotions and feelings, while empowering them to break free…

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Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

In the United States, more and more states are starting to legalize the use of marijuana. This plant has medicinal properties for people with certain ailments, but people also ask, “Is marijuana a gateway drug?” It’s not an uncommon question and has been present in most discussions about the usefulness and dangers of marijuana. Almost…

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3 Benefits of Fitness Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

As part of holistic treatment programs, Beaches Recovery of Jacksonville, FL provides recovering addicts with the opportunity of fitness therapy for drug & alcohol addiction. Fitness therapy is an evidence-based means of regaining health and wellness. Building strength, balance, coordination, stamina, and flexibility are all inherent in this form of therapy and other fitness elements…

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What Type of Drug is Heroin?

If you’re concerned that one of your loved ones is using heroin, you may ask what type of drug is heroin, what effects it has, and how it can be treated. It’s important to know what type of drug this is to understand how serious addiction it can be. Fortunately, the experienced and compassionate team…

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The Most Abused Prescription Drugs

One of America’s addiction issues comes from prescription medications, but many people don’t realize it. When most people think about drug addiction, they’re thinking about heroin, meth, and cocaine addictions. Today, more people are dying of overdoses from prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined. Some of the most prescribed drugs are also the most…