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Should Benzodiazepines Be Used to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures?

When withdrawing from alcohol, some addicted users experience severe symptoms such as seizures and delirium tremens (the DTs). The potential for these problems makes alcohol detox more dangerous than most other forms of detox. If you develop seizures during alcohol withdrawal, your doctor will likely treat this complication with a medication called a benzodiazepine. These medications have […]

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Addiction Treatment Options In Philadelphia

The addiction epidemic has touched every state. The good news if you live in Pennsylvania is that you’ve got a lot of addiction treatment options.

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Posted in Drug Addiction, Tennessee

Will MAT Expansion Help the Opioid Crisis?

By Brian Fuller, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Tennessee

With the opioid crisis claiming thousands of lives every year, public officials and health care agencies are scrambling to find solutions to an epidemic that sees no end in sight.

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Ketamine for Anxiety

The drug ketamine is a proven antidote to depression. Now, medical professionals have begun prescribing ketamine for anxiety as well.

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An Introduction to Kratom and the DEA’s Intention to Ban It

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced its intention to add a new drug to the list of banned Schedule I drugs, alongside heroin, LSD, ecstasy and marijuana. The drug the DEA wants to ban is actually a plant called kratom. If you’ve never heard of it, you certainly aren’t alone. Here’s a brief overview of kratom and its uses:

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Marijuana Risks and Effects

Posted in Articles, Drug Addiction

Marijuana Risks We Shouldn’t Blow Off

April 20 is upon us, and if you have acquaintances who mark “4/20” on their calendars each year in anticipation of “Weed Day,” you’ve heard the mantra: “Marijuana is harmless.”

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Posted in Addiction Research, Addiction Treatment, Drug Addiction

Xanax Addiction: What You Should Know

Widely prescribed and widely abused, Xanax is a highly addictive drug that can get its hooks into its victims at lightning speed. Many users who start out taking the drug for an anxiety disorder or insomnia end up in Xanax addiction treatment programs, wondering how they let it sneak up on them to steal their freedom and sobriety.

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Adderall Abuse in Medical Schools

Prescription painkillers aren’t the only medicines being abused across America. Stimulants like Adderall are widely abused as “study drugs” – especially among college students – and can be just as deadly. Although all students are at risk, medical schools are particularly competitive and stressful environments, so it’s no surprise that Adderall abuse is an especially serious issue for medical students. Finding out about how common the abuse is and learning the main Adderall overdose symptoms gives you the knowledge you need to spot a serious problem if one occurs.

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5 Facts That Will Make You Never Want to Smoke Meth

You’ve probably heard a lot about methamphetamine in the news and on television shows, but do you know the facts about meth? Here are five facts that will make you never want to smoke meth.

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What Are the Most Common Meth Addiction Treatments?

There are several meth addiction treatment options available today. Fortunately, substance abuse and recovery programs have become a top priority for the federal government and state governments, which means there is a vast amount of funding for researching and treating substance abuse. If you are looking for a meth addiction treatment program, consider one of these research-based options.

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