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What Is Kratom: How It Gets You High and Why It Can Be Dangerous

By |February 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

A new type of drug, known as kratom, has emerged in America over the past years. It produces a high similar to that of opioids and opiates, and can be incredibly dangerous. For years, Asian countries have relied on the medicinal effects of kratom, otherwise known as Mitragyna speciose korth. Only the leaves of

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Slang Names: 11 Addictive Substances Described and Their Street Names

By |February 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Knowing Drug Slang Names Is Important For Today’s Parents If you have a teenager and you want to protect them from the dangers of drug addiction, you need to know the slang names teens use when talking about drugs. It is not uncommon for teenagers to talk about using, dealing, or buying drugs on

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Crystal Meth Truth: The Highs, Lows, Physical Effects and Mind Tricks

By |February 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Crystal meth might conjure up the thought of the popular series Breaking Bad. We witnessed firsthand how to make bathtub crank through Walter White’s chemical expertise. If you haven’t watched the series, you’re probably aware of the problems crystal meth has caused in the US. It’s illegal, highly addictive and deteriorates the body and

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Mental Health And Addiction – How A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Treated

By |February 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Definition Of A Co-Occurring Disorder When someone has a mental health diagnosis and a substance abuse problem simultaneously, they are considered to have a co-occurring disorder, also known as a dual-diagnosis. A person has to have a mental health disorder and be abusing alcohol or drugs like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, opioids, or methamphetamines

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Exploring Salvia: Drug Healing Claims, Risks and Hallucinations

By |February 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Some people are claiming that salvia is harmless. Realistically, no mind altering chemical is harmless when there are people willing to abuse it. What we know is people believe it carries very low risk of being toxic. The salvia drug is also not deemed to have abuse potential. The state of Delaware would disagree.

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Are we going to need “cell phone” addiction treatment in the future?

By |February 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Cell phones are a part of our lives now. Statistics from Spain show the cell phone is 108.5%. This equates to more than one cell phone per person. The age of cell phone usage is becoming younger all the time too. As of 2015, 30% of kids that were 10 had a cell phone.

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28 Telltale Signs of Heroin Addiction

By |February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Smack. Dope. Mud. Horse. Skag. Junk. Black tar. Heroin comes with many street names. It is a highly addictive drug. Over the past three years, heroin overdose deaths have been rising. According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there has been a 39% increase of heroin related deaths in the past

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Comparing MAT and ORT – Which Addiction Treatment Is Right for YOU?

By |January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

MAT versus ORT-- what’s the difference and which approach is the right option for YOU? The science of addiction recovery has changed in recent years. Now, addiction – properly called Substance Use Disorder – is NO LONGER considered to be a moral weakness or failing on the part of the alcohol-or-drug-dependent person. Rather, science

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