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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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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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30
Oct

Chronic Pain and Rehab: How to Manage Addiction and Health

If you struggle with chronic pain and addiction, making the decision to receive treatment at a rehab center can feel like choosing between two types of suffering. Here is what you need to know about the Saint Cloud rehab centers that will help you manage both your physical health and your addiction. The Relationship Between...
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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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04
Feb

Recognizing and Battling the Dangers of Vicodin Addiction

Living with addiction is a huge burden to bear both for the person battling it and the people who love that person. It’s especially heartbreaking when addiction is born out of good intentions. One such example is patients living with chronic illnesses who develop an addiction to prescriptions drugs. In an effort to relieve their...
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31
Jan

Opiates and The Brain: The Chemistry of Dependence

We read the headlines about opiates and the opioid crisis here in the United States. We see the damage these drugs are doing among people we know and love as well as in our communities. But what do we really know about the way opiates affect our bodies? Do we know the difference between opioids and opiates?...
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29
Jan

Understanding Percocet Addiction and How to Battle It

After skyrocketing addiction rates and associated deaths, the nation’s opioid epidemic has finally come into the spotlight. Many factors have contributed to this crisis. Among the most abused drugs is Percocet. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (a strong opiate) and acetaminophen (think Tylenol) that doctors widely prescribed to treat for patients to manage pain.  This short...
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17
Jan

Opioid Overdose Overtakes Car Crashes as a Leading Cause of Death

The National Safety Council has just released its findings for the leading causes of death in the United States. And for the first time in history, opioid overdose has overtaken the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash. The new report states there is a 1 in 96 chance of an American suffering an...
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