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8 Interesting Facts About Heroin & Our Current Epidemic

How much do you know about heroin? These 8 interesting facts about heroin will put the opioid and heroin epidemic into perspective. 1. Heroin was supposed to be a cure to opium addiction. It didn’t work. Heroin (smack, junk, horse, China white, etc.) is a derivative of the poppy plant, as are morphine, codeine and […]

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Intriguing Truths: Marijuana Exposed

Marijuana (cannabis, weed, pot, reefer, grass, dope, Mary Jane, etc.) is a green, brown or gray mixture of dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers from the Indian hemp plant (cannabis sativa). The key chemical responsible for the “high” in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the reason why it is classified as illicit.1 Marijuana […]

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Pain Pill Withdrawal: Symptoms and Detox

Some prescription pain medications are known as narcotics or opioids. Names for these drugs include morphine (brand names Avinza, Duramorph, etc.), tramadol, oxycodone (brand names Percocet, OxyContin, etc.), hydrocodone (brand names Vicodin, Lortab, etc.) and fentanyl (brand names Duragesic, Actiq, Fentora, etc.), among others. All opioid drugs have the potential to become addictive, even when […]

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Stages of Alcoholism Withdrawal

People affected by alcoholism have a physical dependence on alcohol use. When alcohol intake comes to a halt or drops sharply, dependent individuals will experience something called alcohol withdrawal syndrome. This syndrome, which can produce a broad range of symptoms, typically proceeds along a general timeline. However, the timeline is influenced by a variety of […]

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A Sober Drinking Game

If you or somebody you know is struggling with alcohol abuse, you are not alone. More than 17.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are impacted by alcohol abuse. Several million more engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that can lead to problem drinking. From author Ernest Hemingway who fought a lifelong battle with alcoholism […]

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Signs of Functional Alcoholism: What Is a Functional Alcoholic?

All people affected by alcoholism will eventually develop problems that impair their ability to function and maintain their physical and mental health. Despite this fact, some individuals temporarily manage to avoid showing the effects of heavy drinking. The informal term for this situation is functional alcoholism. Consciously or unknowingly, you or your loved one may […]

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Christians Fighting Alcoholism

Anyone struggling with alcoholism can agree that the struggle is no less than an all-out war. The disease continually beats down the addict, as they watch their life, job, family, relationships and self-respect wither away and deteriorate. The best of intentions, the most logical plans and the wisest advice fall far short of being a […]

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Alcoholism Treatment: Which Treatment Is Right For You?

In the U.S., excessive drinking leads to 88,000 deaths every year. If you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol addiction, it’s vital to reach out for help as soon as possible. There are several options available, so it’s not hard to find alcoholism treatment. Before you choose one, read this guide to […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal develop when someone stops drinking after a long period of alcohol abuse, when they’ve become physically dependent on alcohol. There are two different stages of alcohol withdrawal, with different symptoms and treatments. What Is Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome? Alcohol withdrawal occurs because long-term or heavy alcohol abuse makes your brain dependent on […]

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Alcohol Addiction: How to Recognize the Signs

For adults, consuming alcohol is socially acceptable and often it’s even expected. Social events, from family get-togethers to work-related functions, are often centered around alcohol. At first, you may drink just to be sociable, but eventually you may find yourself frequently relying on alcohol to take the edge off uncomfortable feelings, which can lead to […]

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