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Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett

There is no blueprint for recovery, but here's a little something to help guide you. Continue Reading

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Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

Healthcare professionals treat Fibromyalgia symptoms with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Continue Reading

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Cross-Tolerance: A Real Issue and How to Prevent It

By Toshia Humphries

It may be necessary for a patient who is in recovery to share with his or her doctor the potential for cross-tolerance before m... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Quit Marijuana Without Going Up in Smoke

By Jennifer Wezensky

Withdrawal symptoms can last one week or more, depending on the level of use prior to quitting marijuana use. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Withdrawal

By Dominica Applegate

Quitting marijuana can bring about a variety of withdrawal symptoms, but knowing what these symptoms are and what you can do re... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Ketamine

By Elizabeth Seward

Find out how this animal-tranquilizer-turned-club-drug affects the human body and how to spot a possible overdose before it's t... Continue Reading

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Just Hanging Out with Molly

By Elizabeth Seward

The side effects and misrepresentations of this popular club drug. Continue Reading

GHB Street Names

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a prescription drug intended for use in treating narcolepsy, a sleep disorder, but is used as il... Continue Reading

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Designer Drug Street Names

Designer drugs are either single-ingredient drugs marketed illegally for recreational use, or mixtures of multiple drugs that a... Continue Reading

All About Peyote

By Elizabeth Seward

As far back as records show, natives in the southwestern portion of the US as well as the northern area of Mexico have used pey... Continue Reading

LSD Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Kelly McClanahan

This article answers the questions: What is LSD, who takes it, how is it taken, and how popular is it? Continue Reading

The Nature of Opiate Addiction

By Lyn Geist

If you are aware of the symptoms of opiate addiction, you can detect potential problems and get you or a loved one help before ... Continue Reading

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Reporting From the Middle of an Opioid War Zone

By Tamara Buchenberger

May we always find them well and find the love in our hearts anyway, in turn, finding ourselves. Continue Reading

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6 Widely Used ADHD Prescription Medications: Pros and Cons

By Elizabeth Seward

ADHD prescription medications can help increase focus and concentration, but they also share a number of negative side effects.... Continue Reading

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5 Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

By Elizabeth Seward

Once thought to be safe, we now know that e-cigarettes carry a number of health risks. Here are a few to consider before lighti... Continue Reading

When Addiction Starts at the Doctor's Office

By Caitlin Thiede

Are prescription pills generating a heroin epidemic in suburban America? Continue Reading

The Purple Drink: How “Lean” Affects the Body

By Leia Rivera

Artists, such as Lil Wayne, DJ Screw, and Future praised its effects and promoted the use of lean, claiming that this “dirty sp... Continue Reading

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4 Things You Should Know About Cocaine Addiction

By Liemann Valdimar

Cocaine is unlike many other substances. Here are 4 things you should expect when dealing with cocaine addiction. Continue Reading

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A Vaccine for Cocaine Abusers?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers have taken an old school approach to helping those with cocaine use disorder. Learn how a developing vaccine may he... Continue Reading