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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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Family Focus: Addiction And The Family

Just how addiction affects families differs from family to family. Lucida Treatment Center puts the primary focus on the individual and their treatment issues. Within that focus is how addiction affects families. How addiction affects families is congruent to how addiction affects the community at large. The Family As A Whole Suffers From Substance Abuse Addiction Understanding…

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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…