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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...

A Look At The Many Benefits of Sobriety
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A Look At The Many Benefits of Sobriety

People often make it seem like drinking or using substances is the only way to have fun. If you’ve been drinking alcohol heavily or regularly, you may worry that your life will be boring or unsatisfying if you never drink again. At the same time, you may be concerned about the problems drinking is causing...

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:...

To Thine Own Self Be True: Finding Self-Acceptance During Addiction Recovery
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To Thine Own Self Be True: Finding Self-Acceptance During Addiction Recovery

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that in 2017 alone 19.7 million individuals fought substance abuse. For those attempting to kick their addiction, self-acceptance can be a daily struggle.  Societies view on addicts is more judgmental than supportive, making it even harder for someone addicted to drugs to muster up the strength to love themselves...

Is There a Suicidal Drug? 7 Dangerous and Lethal Drugs That Can Make You Suicidal
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Is There a Suicidal Drug? 7 Dangerous and Lethal Drugs That Can Make You Suicidal

Drug-related deaths in America have doubled in the last decade. This is thought to be linked to the opioid epidemic currently facing North America and the accessibility of illicit drugs on the streets. Prescription drugs are just as dangerous as illicit drugs, and perhaps even scarier since they are legally prescribed by doctors every day. Prescription drugs...

How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs
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How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs

Teenagers are known for sometimes being surly, distant, and secretive. As a parent, do you know how to tell when your teen is just acting like… well, a teen, and when their behavior is a sign of a bigger problem? Do you know how to tell if your child is using drugs?  After all, 50 percent of...

The Family Disease: 10 Tips for Family Members of Alcoholics to Get the Support They Need
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The Family Disease: 10 Tips for Family Members of Alcoholics to Get the Support They Need

Approximately one in five American adults has spent some time living with an alcoholic family member. Whether you’re a young child, a teen, or an adult, living with an alcoholic can have a serious impact on your own health and well-being.  Are you currently living with or close to an alcoholic? While it’s important to make sure...