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Whippits Drug Facts - nitrous oxide and balloons
31
Oct

Whippits: 11 Facts You Need to Know

For years, nitrous oxide has been a safe and medically prescribed pain treatment. Sadly, however, it has now become a popular drug among teens because of the euphoric effects that come with inhaling it. Known as whippits, this drug is a common ingredient in whipped cream dispensers, and it’s a popular recreational. If you’re concerned...
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effective opioid addiction treatments
18
Sep

What Are the Most Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction?

This article was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Lauren Weinand. She graduated from the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine with her Doctor of Medicine. If you or your loved one is facing an addiction to opioids, you are probably looking for the best option for treatment. Although there are many options available, finding the...
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Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery
14
Aug

The Importance of Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery

Proper nutrition is important for a healthy life. If you suffer from a substance use disorder, nutrition is even more vital. It is one of the essential links to a successful and long-term recovery. During periods of addiction, many people develop poor nutritional habits and, in some cases, more severe health problems like eating disorders. In...
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Depression and Substance Abuse
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

To ensure accuracy, this article was reviewed by Dr. Jenny Wells. Dr. Wells is a Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years experience, and she received her PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham. Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about...
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Celebrities in Recovery for addiction
10
Jul

16 Celebrities in Recovery from Addiction

The rich and famous are no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse. The number of celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addictions showcase just how widespread this problem really is. However, the following celebrities in recovery from addiction have been able to heal from substance abuse and lead fulfilling lives. 1. Elton John  Elton John...
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Faith-based Trauma and Addiction Care
28
Jun

Healing from Trauma and Addiction Through Faith-Based Programs

A vicious cycle exists between trauma and addiction. Trauma often causes its victims to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, this leads to addiction and further trauma. For this reason, it’s essential that rehabilitation treats not only the addiction but the trauma that may have created it in the first place. More and more research...
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First Responders and Addiction Struggles
21
Jun

First Responders and Addiction Struggles: Why So Common?

Emergency responders are there for us when we need them the most. From car accidents to fires to medical emergencies, they play a pivotal role in ensuring safety. Their heroic efforts are essential, but undergoing so many strenuous situations can be a strain. First responders are constantly exposed to dangerous, life-threatening issues. That stress can...
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how to fight Adderall addiction
23
May

How to Fight Adderall Addiction

In 2016, The New York Times Magazine gave millennials a new nickname: Generation Adderall. Since its release in 1996, doctors have prescribed the drug to millions of people—oftentimes children. While prescription drugs can help us manage an assortment of health concerns, it’s crucial that we know their risks, including the risk of addiction. If you...
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what to do when you relapse
23
Apr

What to Do When You Relapse in 7 Steps

Addiction relapses happen. They are fairly common too. Many factors play a role in how likely a relapse may happen, but on average 40-60% of addicted people relapse. So was all that hard work getting sober from alcohol or drugs a waste of time? Absolutely not! Let’s look at what to do when you relapse...
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link between social media and drug addiction
03
Apr

The Link Between Social Media and Drug Addiction

Social media is inescapable in today’s world. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and multiple other platforms promote a constant connection with friends and family. When you’re in recovery, social media may not factor high on your list of worries. But is there a link between social media and drug addiction? What about alcohol addiction? In this short...
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