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What Are Whippits and Why Are They Dangerous?
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What Are Whippits and Why Are They Dangerous?

You may not have heard of them but whippits are the most misused inhalant drugs in the United States. When you think of inhalants you may think of gasoline, lighter fluid, or spray paint and you may even be asking “what’s a whippit or whippet?”. Whippits is a slang term for steel cartridges filled with...

What is NBOMe?
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What is NBOMe?

NBOMe is a family of synthetic or designer hallucinogens that is considered a New Psychoactive Substance (NPS). It was synthesized in the early 2000s and became available in 2010. NBOMe was designed to mimic the effects of LSD, methamphetamine, and mescaline which is a drug made from the cactus plant. Slang terms for NBOMes include:...

Loving An Alcoholic
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Loving An Alcoholic

Loving an alcoholic parent, spouse, relative, or friend isn’t always easy. While all relationships take work, loving someone with addiction comes with a unique set of additional challenges. And these challenges include things that are mental, physical, spiritual, social, and financial. From the mental health risks on both sides to the physical health scares addicts...

Is Flexeril Addictive?
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Is Flexeril Addictive?

What is Flexeril? Flexeril, the brand name for cyclobenzaprine, is a common prescription muscle relaxer. It acts on the central nervous system and prevents pain signals and sensations from traveling between the brain and damaged muscles. One of the biggest problems with prescription medications like this one is that many people falsely believe that they...

Emotional Sobriety
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Emotional Sobriety

What is Emotional Sobriety? What is sobriety vs. emotional sobriety? To understand the differences between sobriety and emotional sobriety, we must start with their individual meanings. Sobriety is the act of refraining from using alcohol, drugs, or other addictive substances. Sobriety has both physical and emotional components. Emotional sobriety is a skill set rather than...

Signs of Stimulant Abuse
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Signs of Stimulant Abuse

An Overview of Stimulants Stimulant drugs increase the activity of our central nervous system by speeding up the messages that travel between our brains and bodies. This change creates a boost in our dopamine and norepinephrine levels. The desired effect is that we feel more alert, awake, or focused. There are both prescription and illicit...

Can You Overdose on Mushrooms?
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Can You Overdose on Mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms or “shrooms” are hallucinogenic fungi that alter one’s consciousness and state of mind. Psilocybin is the active ingredient. These mushrooms can be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the United States, Mexico, and South America. In the United States, psilocybin is classified as a Schedule I substance. This means it has a high potential...

Alcohol and Benadryl
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Alcohol and Benadryl

Do you know what happens when you drink alcohol and take Benadryl? Many people don’t realize that these two substances can interact dangerously. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of mixing alcohol and Benadryl. We will also provide information on how to avoid these dangerous interactions and keep yourself safe. Table of...