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Get all the information you need about drugs and drug abuse here. From drug types to treatment options, we break everything down for you to a science.

vietnam war soldiers and their addiction recovery

What the Vietnam War Teaches Us About Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Compared to any preceding war, substance use among troops in Vietnam saw the highest psychoactive drug use in the military. Continue Reading

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Is the Addict Still the Same Person?

By Elizabeth Seward

When your loved one’s relationships at home, work, school and elsewhere suffer on account of their addiction, it’s not uncommon... Continue Reading

10 Things a Normie Doesn’t Understand About Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Because they are able to drink as much or as little as they want without consequence or issues with stopping, there are many th... Continue Reading

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey

Dopamine, the brain's pleasure center, plays an important dual role in the development of addictive behavior. Continue Reading

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Marijuana's Effect on Sexual Stamina

By Tess Chedsey

These results may give insight to the cause of depleted testosterone levels among heavy, long-term marijuana users. 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 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

A rebellious teen on the street might be abusing opioids.

Opioid Names You’ll Hear on the Streets

By Lisa OBrien

Take heed: if used by teenagers or young adults, these terms may be a warning sign of opioid use. Continue Reading

A hand lies on the floor after a drug addict overdoses on grey death.

Grey Death: A Mysterious Opioid Cocktail

By Leia Rivera

No chemist can say exactly what makes it grey, but the combination of opioids and heroin can kill users after just one use. 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

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How My 'Type A' Personality Got Me Hooked On Painkillers

Humans have been trained by society that if they don't do everything perfectly, their lives have little to no meaning. This is ... 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

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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