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

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 Alternatives to Try Before Opioids for Chronic Pain

For those who are suffering from chronic pain and are trying to stay away from opioids as much as possible, here are 6 non-pres... Continue Reading

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Digital Drugs: Can Binaural Beats Really Get You High?

A new and disturbing form of addiction has hit the landscape bearing potential for serious consequences. Continue Reading

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3 Sobering Truths About Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency is a disease that has three defining characteristics. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Withdrawal

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

Marijuana Maintenance: Why It Doesn't Work

This natural drug has negative effects on the healing process. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Ketamine

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

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

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

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

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Treating the Opiate Overdose Epidemic From the ER

St. John’s launched ALTO (Alternatives to Opiates Program), the first program in the nation curbing the use of opiates in the ER. Continue Reading

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Deadly W-18: What You Need To Know

Recently, law enforcement and medical professionals are concerned about a new opiate drug that has hit the streets: W-18. Continue Reading

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6 Widely Used ADHD Prescription Medications: Pros and Cons

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

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

Top 5 Alternatives to Prescription Pain Relievers

Due to the possible side effects of painkillers, an increasing number of Americans are opting for alternative ways of dealing w... Continue Reading

What Happens When Prescription Medications Expire?

Know what to do once medication reaches its expiration date. Continue Reading

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4 Things You Should Know About Cocaine Addiction

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?

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