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Putting The Brakes On The Opioid Epidemic

For every American, understanding the opioid epidemic before you take an opioid is critical. Read this brief endeavor to help in your understanding of the opioid epidemic. Is there difficulty understanding the opioid epidemic? No, it just takes a little time to learn more about what you’ve heard about and maybe experiencing in your own life. The…

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With Benzos, Withdrawing Is Difficult

With Benzos, Withdrawing Is Difficult The benzodiazepines, or benzos, have been prescribed since 1960 (with Valium). They are a class of psychiatric drugs with hypnotic, sedative, anti-anxiety, euphoric, anti-convulsant and muscle-relaxant properties. Today, benzos are the largest class of psychiatric drugs prescribed with over 83 million prescriptions in 2009. For all their properties to lower…

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Difference Between MDMA and Mephedrone

MDMA (ecstasy, molly) and mephedrone are two illegal/illicit substances that act as stimulants in the human body. What is the difference between MDMA and mephedrone? Some recreational drug users/abusers treat these two substances as equivalent and interchangeable. However, according to the results of a study review published in March 2014 in the British Journal of…

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions are tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear out toxic substances difficult to go through, but there’s also the issue of learning about addiction, coping measures, getting involved with 12-step self-help groups or alternatives, and beginning the…

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The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…