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Hydrocodone vs Oxycodone
March 4, 2021

Hydrocodone vs Oxycodone


If you are dealing with pain from an injury, surgery, or chronic condition, it is possible that your doctor will prescribe medication for pain relief. There are many prescription pain medications out there but the…
Dysthymia
February 25, 2021

Dysthymia and Addiction


While most people have heard of depression, a lesser-known type of this mood disorder is called dysthymia. Dysthymia is a form of chronic, low-level depression characterized by more mild symptoms that come and go in…
GABA supplements
February 18, 2021

What are GABA Supplements?


Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid and natural chemical in your brain, as well as a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger. However, GABA is considered to be an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks certain brain…
The Signs of Cocaine Use
February 11, 2021

The Signs of Cocaine Use


Cocaine is a potent stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant that grows in South America. Often sold as a fine, white powder, cocaine is typically snorted but can be injected, ingested, or…
Withdrawal Medications - Understanding Withdrawal Medications
February 4, 2021

Understanding Withdrawal Medications


Withdrawal medications are typically used during medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and addiction treatment for drugs or alcohol. It’s important to understand exactly what withdrawal medications are and how they work. Read more...
Habit Forming Warning Signs
January 28, 2021

Habit Forming Drugs and Addiction Signs


At the start of a new year many people look for tricks to create new habits. Often, this means making exercising a habit, eating healthier foods a habit, or make habits out of other beneficial…
Synthetic Opiates
January 21, 2021

The Rise of Synthetic Opioids


In recent years, synthetic opioids have become more prevalent illegally and on the streets and are having powerful consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, more than 31,000 deaths…
January 14, 2021

How Can I Help a Friend with Addiction?


If you have a friend who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are probably wondering how you can help. It’s difficult to see someone you care about go through the pain of addiction. You…
January 7, 2021

Mood Disorders and Addiction


Mood disorders and addiction are often connected. It’s not always clear what comes first, but many times, people with a mood disorder may self-medicate, leading to substance abuse and addiction. Similarly, an individual’s drug or…
January 2, 2021

Self-Preservation for the New Year


Self-Preservation for the New Year Charge!!! That’s the attitude most of us hold towards a new year full of the promise of change. Out with the old, bring on the new, and occasionally, good riddance to the…

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