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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Since cocaine is such a highly addictive drug, overcoming a cocaine addiction first means going through withdrawal. Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming, and many individuals opt to skip detox because they are nervous about discomfort. Understanding more about the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can help prospective clients and their loved ones prepare for detox…

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LSD Facts

Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is one of the most common psychedelic substances. LSD, also known as “acid,” is a potent mind-altering chemical that has a range of effects. In this article, we will explore these effects in-depth, as well as examine the drug’s potential risks, including the question of whether LSD is addictive.  What…

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Substance Abuse Evaluation: What to Expect

Whether by choice or by force, a substance abuse evaluation is one of the first steps in addiction treatment. There are four goals of a drug and alcohol abuse assessment: Determine the types of substances abused Determine the severity of substance abuse Assess co-occurring mental health disorders Make a treatment recommendation, if necessary During a…

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Sex Addicts More Impulsive, Study Finds

People affected by sex addiction have a form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction that centers on compulsive and harmful involvement in sex-related conduct, thinking or fantasy. Alternative terms used to describe the same condition include hypersexuality and compulsive sexual behavior. In a study published in August 2014 in the journal Dual Diagnosis, researchers from two U.S.…