Deadliest Drugs in the U.S.

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), nearly 841,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. In the US, over 70,000 deaths were attributed to overdose in 2019 alone. Opioids, mainly synthetic opioids (in particular…

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Finding Rehab During COVID-19

Finding rehab on a regular day can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know what to look for. Finding rehab during COVID-19 can be even more overwhelming, which is why it is helpful to have an idea…

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AMBIEN AND ALCOHOL

Both Ambien and alcohol are central nervous system depressants, acting as messengers sent through the nervous system to slow down certain bodily functions.  When both substances are used together there is the potential for overdose, as respiratory rates…

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CELEBRITIES WHO WON THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an overdose related to Opioids, and approximately 1.7 million Americans have a diagnosable addiction to prescription opioids (such as hydrocodone or OxyContin). Celebrities are one and the same and their…

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THE “NASTY” IN NICOTINE

Nicotine administration through any route can create psychoactive effects, mood alterations, positive reinforcement, and eventually, addiction. However, inhalation of tobacco smoke is the quickest and most efficient method of nicotine delivery to the brain. Less than ten seconds…

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Top 10 Books to Read in Recovery

The road to sobriety is more than just the process of healing physically from addiction. It means starting over again and rethinking how you live. Starting recovery requires stepping back from your life and learning how to function…

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The Genius Drug Metaphor of Limitless

Sometimes, drug films are just a-dime-a-dozen Hollywood comedies or dramas. But, then you have a special group of drug movies that are fun, heart-pounding, and highly informative in the most unexpected ways. Instead of focusing on a victim’s…

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How Brazil’s Opioid Problems Are Getting Worse

As we Americans continue to fight the ever-growing fire of opioid addiction on our turf, more countries are facing raging dumpster fires of pain and irritation of a different sort. For example, Canada is currently rivaling the U.S….

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