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The Secret of Getting into an Addict’s Mind

More than 19 million Americans struggle with addiction, with statistics suggesting that as many as 1 in 10 of us will have a substance use disorder during our lifetimes. Addictions range from illicit substances to alcohol to dependencies on prescription medication, with reasons ranging from simple prescription use to recreational abuse. No matter what the

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What Do I Do If My Child is Dealing Drugs?

If you suspect your child of dealing drugs, you may have to take immediate action to protect them. Drug dealing is illegal in the United States, most individuals who sell drugs also use them, and your loved one is likely putting their health, future, and life opportunities at risk. While you can’t make choices

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Can My Employer Fire Me if I Go to Rehab?

While most people think of addicts as unemployed and sometimes homeless, the truth is that most addicts are actually part of the working population. With an estimated 19.7 million U.S. adults suffering from a substance abuse problem, it’s only natural that most would be employed. This can result in both high-functioning and non-high-functioning performance, but

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The Difference Between Crack and Cocaine

Cocaine and crack or crack cocaine are two of the most popular street drugs in the world. While cocaine was infamously once used in toothache medication, cough medicine, and even soft drinks, today, it’s an illegal Schedule II Controlled Substance drug. Despite that, an estimated 2.1% of the United States population uses the

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What is Ketamine? – Use, Abuse, and Dangers

Ketamine is an anesthesia drug, typically used in medical settings to safely induce trance-like states, reduce pain, and sedate the body. As a prescription drug, it’s recommended by the World Health Organization as one of the most essential and useful medications. Millions of people receive beneficial doses of ketamine as anesthesia, to

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Meth vs Adderall – Are They the Same?

Amphetamines are a frequently abused class of drugs, listed by the World Health Organization as the second most frequently abused drug. But, while amphetamines are frequently abused for illicit and recreational purposes, there are many different types of amphetamines on the market. Two of the most common include methamphetamine, an illegal street

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How to Get the Courage to Share at a 12 Step Meeting

Whether you’re trying to recover on your own and attending 12-step or are recently out of a drug and alcohol treatment center and ready to move on to aftercare, going to 12-Step is huge personal commitment. 12-Step meetings like AA or NA are one of the most common ways to support long-term addiction recovery,

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The Link Between Vaping and Drug Addiction

Photo by Lee Phillips from Pexels Vaping, the colloquial term for using a Vaporizer, is an immensely popular habit. Despite only being available on the market for a little over a decade, vaporizers are used by more than 35 million adults, making up nearly 1/3rd of the total smoking population. Vaporizers are

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How to Admit an Addiction to Your Boss

If you’re struggling with an addiction, you’re not alone. The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates 19.7 million U.S. adults suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, with 38% struggling with more. A further 1 in 10 Americans is estimated to experience addiction at some point in their lives. And, while the

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