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The Truth About Molly: What Is It and The Risks
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The Truth About Molly: What Is It and The Risks

What is Molly? Molly is the slang term for a synthetic drug that significantly alters your mood and perception upon consumption. MDMA is the technical name for the drug 3.4-methylenedioxy methamphetamine. Although it is a synthetic drug, Molly has chemical similarities with hallucinogens and stimulants.  You can find MDMA drugs in various forms, including tablets,...

Sex and Drugs
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Sex and Drugs

The Connection Between Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior Substance use comes with a wide variety of potential consequences. Some of these consequences — including addiction and overdose — are quite well-known. However, others may be less familiar. One such problem is an increased chance of taking part in risky sexual behavior. This is the...

Famous Alcoholics
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Famous Alcoholics

There are many stories of famous alcoholics and historical figures who drank to excess. It certainly appears the ‘average Joe’ (like you and me) can become obsessed with the stories of famous alcoholics. But what makes a celebrity drinker so interesting? Whether it is relating to stories of celebrity recovery or being surprised that someone...

Is Alcoholism Hereditary
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary

This may lead you to wonder, will I become an alcoholic if my parents are? Although a family history of alcoholism is one of the known reasons for people to develop alcoholism themselves, it does not mean it is a guarantee. Over the course of this article, we will answer the question, ‘Is alcoholism hereditary?’...

What Are the Most Common Cocaine Side Effects?
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What Are the Most Common Cocaine Side Effects?

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that’s made from the coca plant. Also known as coke, rock, snow, crack, or blow, it quickly increases the user’s energy, attention, and alertness. However, the high is short-lived and it is followed immediately by depression, edginess, and cravings. People who use cocaine often find it hard to eat...