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Crack Vs. Cocaine: Is One Less Harmful Than the Other?

Crack vs. cocaine, which is harder for you? Unfortunately, both are equally harmful. Crack is simply a form of cocaine, and there’s no real pharmacological difference between the two except for appearance and the way users take the drug. People inject, swallow, or snort powder cocaine, and they smoke crack. There is a difference, however, in how […]

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The Opioid Epidemic of 2019: What Happened Then and What to Expect Next

It’s difficult to pick up a newspaper or log onto your favorite social media site today without reading about the opioid epidemic of 2019. Opioids are still an issue, even leading into the new decade, and 130 people still die every day from opioid overdose. The good news is, however, that word is out. Prescribers

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Signs of Codependency: Why You Struggle So Hard in Relationships

A codependent relationship is one in which one partner relies wholly upon the other to meet all of their emotional needs. It’s also a relationship where one partner suffers from some form of addiction, and the other partner enables that condition to continue. Either way you define it, a codependent relationship is not healthy for anyone involved. Often,

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Marijuana and Education: A Look at the Research

With pushes for legalization around the country, it’s understandable that you may have begun to rethink marijuana. Should it still be classified as a dangerous drug? Should states legalize and tax? The conversation may have changed. But there’s one thorn in the side of those pushing for legalization. That’s marijuana and education.Marijuana has a measurable

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How Addiction Affects Families: The Far-Reaching Effects of Substance Use Disorder

It’s difficult to list exactly how addiction affects families. The repercussions spread outward like the rings from a pebble dropped in a pond. But experts have known for years that children who grow up in homes where drugs and alcohol are used often develop addictions, too. Sadly, even if these children do manage to skirt a

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Dual Diagnosis of Depression and Addiction

Dual diagnosis of depression and addiction can begin with either the mood disorder or addiction first. About 20 percent of people in the US with a mood disorder like depression also have an addiction disorder. This relationship between depression and addiction requires a dual diagnosis treatment center in PA to treat both conditions at the

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Effects of Parent Drug Abuse on Young Children

The effects of parent drug abuse on young children, ages 6 to 12 and younger, are detrimental and lasting. Young children with parents using drugs may experience traumas including abuse or neglect. They may see things that traumatize them or that are hard to understand. They may feel unloved, hurt and frightened. Traumatic events, neglect,

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