Drugs That Cause Skin Picking

Drug addiction can cause a variety of skin problems, including skin picking, also known as dermatillomania. Dermatillomania, or skin picking, is considered a “body-focused obsessive activity”.

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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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What is Meth-Induced Psychosis and How is it Treated?

Methamphetamine, or “meth”, is currently one of the most widely abused illicit substances in the United States. The landscape of meth addiction has significantly changed over the years, as it has gone from being a drug synonymous with…

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HOW ALCOHOL AND STRESS ARE RELATED

After a hectic day, it may seem as though there is nothing more relaxing than having a few drinks to help you unwind. However, though it is a little known fact, drinking alcohol can actually make you feel…

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CONCERTA ADDICTION

Concerta (methylphenidate) is a prescription stimulant in the same class as Ritalin. In fact, Concerta and Ritalin have essentially the same chemical make-up, but Concerta is the extended-release version, lasting up to 12 hours. The chemical makeup of…

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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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