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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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Stress and Addiction

Substance abuse disorder, typically referred to as drug and alcohol addiction, affects millions of Americans aged 12 and up. With some studies showing that 1 in 10 Americans will suffer a substance use disorder during their lifetime, addiction affects a shockingly large number of Americans. At the same time, opioid use disorder is responsible

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How to Admit Addiction to Your Kids

Struggling with an addiction is a life-impacting problem. Substance-use disorders affect your ability to make good decisions, behave in an empathetic way, to prioritize the right things, to earn money, to be there for your children, and to progress in your life. No matter what you are on, substance dependence inhibits your ability to

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Safe Injection Sites – Pros and Cons

Safe injection sites, or Supervised Injection Sites (SiS) are increasingly controversial as the concept becomes 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, it can be easy to say that no, safe injection sites aren’t good, they

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What Is Gabapentin?

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 the brand-name Neurontin, is used to treat seizures, neuropathic conditions, and pain. Today, states across

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What Does Cocaine Do to You?

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 and long-term use, with many considering cocaine to be relatively harmless and less addictive than

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