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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...

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...

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:...

New Diversions: 9 Unique Hobbies for Recovering Addicts
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New Diversions: 9 Unique Hobbies for Recovering Addicts

When you’re first getting sober it may seem like you have a lot of free time on your hands. Since boredom is a trigger for recovering addicts, it’s important that you find new hobbies that are fun and distracting to fill all those empty hours. Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions for hobbies that recovering addicts can pick up...

7 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace
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7 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Drug use among the workforce in the United States has increased quite a bit over the last few years. The results of one study showed that, of 10 million workforce urine tests, 4.2 percent of them tested positive for at least one illicit drug. Plenty of workers in the U.S. are abusing drugs, and many of them...

A Purple Menace: The Dangerous Effects and Potential for Abuse of Lean
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A Purple Menace: The Dangerous Effects and Potential for Abuse of Lean

If you’re a party animal, you’ve come across lean before. But did you know that lean is so popular that cartels are smuggling it across the border? This is because lean is so addictive that getting addicted to it is not uncommon. Lean is so popular because it’s made from opioids.  Despite the highly addictive nature of...

Can I Do DUI Rehab Instead of Jail? Your DUI Rehabilitation Options, Answered
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Can I Do DUI Rehab Instead of Jail? Your DUI Rehabilitation Options, Answered

One out of every three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lifetimes.  And if you aren’t careful, you might be the person who causes it.  That’s why going to rehab after a DUI offense is so important. But depending on your circumstances, you might end up in jail...

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