The Dangers of Smoking Heroin

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The Dangers of Smoking Heroin

Heroin is a powerfully addictive drug that can be injected, smoked, or snorted. Many people believe that injecting heroin is the most dangerous way to use this drug. While injection does carry some additional risks from needle-sharing and the way it enters the bloodstream, smoking heroin is dangerous and poses […]

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How to Choose a Women’s Rehab Program

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How to Choose a Women’s Rehab Program

Deciding to attend addiction treatment is the most important choice you will ever make. However, finding the right rehab program for your individual needs can be difficult. Gender-specific rehab programs take some of this stress away by providing highly-focused, gender-specific addiction treatment. Men and women abuse drugs differently and struggle […]

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Xanax Street Names and Slang

Xanax street names and slang terms
Xanax Street Names and Slang

When people who use drugs purchase substances illegally, they may refer to the drugs they are buying by their street names, nicknames, or slang terms. They do this to try and fly under the radar when buying or selling drugs and when communicating with drug dealers. Nicknames and slang terms […]

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Can Drugs and Alcohol Cause a Mental Breakdown? What To Do and How an Intervention Can Help

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Can Drugs and Alcohol Cause a Mental Breakdown? What To Do and How an Intervention Can Help

Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to several adverse effects, including the deterioration of one’s physical and mental health. While many people suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders, some people develop mental illness as a result of repeated substance abuse. It is possible to develop conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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What are the Four Stages of Alcoholism?

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What are the Four Stages of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism affects every part of a person’s life. Without treatment, people with alcoholism are at risk of severe damage to their physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and safety. People must get treatment as soon as possible to avoid life-threatening complications of alcoholism. Being able to recognize the symptoms of alcoholism […]

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The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Xanax

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The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Xanax

Ambien (zolpidem) and Xanax (alprazolam) are both central nervous system (CNS) depressants. While they are prescribed to treat different conditions, they both pose a risk of dependency. Because of this, they are both controlled substances available by prescription only. Because both substances can be habit-forming, individuals may become addicted to […]

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5 Signs It’s Time for a Mental Health Intervention

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5 Signs It’s Time for a Mental Health Intervention

Millions of people in the United States live with mental illness. Some of the most common forms of mental illness include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. With support and treatment, people can often function well and have fulfilling lives. Many people struggle with symptoms of mental illness for a […]

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Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Benzodiazepines

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Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Benzodiazepines

Substance abuse and addiction are major problems in the United States. So much so, that we have seen around 700,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. since 2020.[1] Benzodiazepines like Xanax are among the most popular drugs of abuse. While benzodiazepines are legal with a prescription, heroin is an illicit opioid […]

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7 Tips to Help You Stage an Effective Intervention

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7 Tips to Help You Stage an Effective Intervention

Staging a successful intervention isn’t always easy. Interventions require a lot of planning, preparation, and dedication. Knowing what steps to take and precautions to keep in mind can help you ensure that you host an effective intervention. Here are seven tips that can help you reach your goals and get […]

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What is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

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What is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

When most people think of an alcoholic, they think of a person who is unable to function due to their drinking. They may imagine an individual with a disheveled appearance who is constantly slurring their words, not showing up for work, and blacking out every time they drink. However, this […]

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