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Safe Injection Sites – Pros and Cons

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Safe injection sites, or Supervised Injection Sites (SiS) are increasingly controversial as they become more prevalent across the United States, but what does science say? If you’re a parent or one of your loved ones is using or addicted, [...]

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What Is Gabapentin?

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

In 2018, Gabapentin was the 5th most prescribed drug in the nation. Today, it is quickly raising alarms as a substance that has a high risk of addiction and abuse. The drug, which is commonly prescribed under [...]

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What Does Cocaine Do to You?

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Cocaine is abused by more than 1.5 million people in the United States, making it one of the most popular street drugs in the country. Despite being illegal since the 1970s, cocaine remains popular for both one-off [...]

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A Complete History of Mushrooms

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Humans have consumed mushrooms for as long as we have written records, and most likely well before. Our cultural associations with fungi date back to tribal times, when mushrooms were often considered special and even sacred. This deep spiritual [...]

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Facts About Alcoholism

February 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is one of the most common diseases in the United States. With an estimated 24.7 million Americans meeting criterion for alcohol use disorder, 12.5% or 1 in 8 Americans has a problem. At the [...]

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How to Get Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab

January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Most people approach addiction and rehab from the perspective of something shameful and possibly incriminating, going out of their way to hide it. Unfortunately, this often means those people don’t get the help they need paying for rehab. At [...]

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Benefits of Long-Term Drug Rehab

January 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Most people know drug rehab as a short 30-day stay in a treatment center, followed by either no program or light support in the form of a 12-step group or similar self-help group. Long-term rehab subverts this standard model [...]

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How to Detach from an Addict with Love

December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

With over 24.5 million people in the United States addicted to a substance, and an estimated 1 in 10 suffering from a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, one in four Americans knows an addict. While many [...]

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How I Found My Higher Power

December 8th, 2018|0 Comments

When I first got sober, I wanted nothing to do with having a higher power. I loved alcohol, irregardless of the fact that it never loved me, and I took the high road and gave it up. I didn't [...]

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Can Psychedelics Really Help Fight Addiction?

November 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Psychedelics have been used to treat alcoholism and addiction for nearly as long as records have existed with substances ranging from psilocybin to belladonna all used to prevent excessive drinking or substance abuse. Today, this trend is on the [...]