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laced drugs
22
Mar

Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Can You Avoid Them?

For individuals struggling with a mental illness, taking drugs can seem like a simple way to cope. And while these people may be trying their best to survive, laced drugs present a clear and present danger to anyone using drugs to cope. Many drugs these days are being secretly laced with synthetic opioids like fentanyl—and...
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MAT treatment
01
Mar

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statistics and Efficacy

Due to increased stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 81,000 people experienced fatal overdoses between May of 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With such high overdose death rates, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could save countless lives by helping them safely detox from addictive substances like alcohol,...
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prescription drug rehab
19
Feb

Are Pharm Parties Real? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts

What is a pharm party? Well, that depends who you ask. According to some news sources, a pharm party (AKA pill party or skittles party) is a gathering when people, usually young adults, bring various prescription drugs to share. The pills are then mixed into a bowl where everyone can take as much as they...
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track marks
29
Jun

Track Marks & Other Signs of IV Drug Use

If you suspect that a loved one has started using intravenous (IV) drugs, then you’ll want to start looking for track marks. You can find these scars at the injection site, which is often the non-dominant arm of the user. Whether you’ve seen the track marks yourself or you suspect that a loved one is...
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black tar heroin
25
May

Black Tar Heroin: Withdrawals, Effects, and Recovery

You have probably heard of the dangerous effects of heroin, but do you about the risks of using black tar heroin? Here’s everything you need to know about the highly addictive substance called black tar heroin, its short-term and long-term effects, and how to find addiction treatment today. What Is Black Tar Heroin? Heroin is...
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what is fentanyl
19
May

What Is Fentanyl? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts
Fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine

Like most people, you have probably heard a lot about heroin and the opioid crisis. But what about prescription opioids like fentanyl? And what is fentanyl, anyway? Put simply, fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine. Fentanyl abuse often leads to addiction and death due to individuals...
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how to overcome heroin addiction
06
Mar

Take the First Step: How to Overcome Heroin Addiction

If you or someone you love is a heroin user, then you know just how much power that addictive substance can have over lives. What you may not know is that the drug – and its consequences – has seen a rapid increase. Each day, between 300 and 520 people start using heroin in the...
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