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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

Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler

Typically, we are inclined to see anger as immediate and ourselves as out of control. An alternative view is to see anger as en... Continue Reading

The Myth That Addicts Have No Control

By Tess Chedsey

There are reasons why some don't choose to control their impulses. Understanding those reasons could go a long way toward recov... Continue Reading

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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

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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

Teen Opiod Addiction: We Can't Leave Them in the Dust

Teen Opioid Addiction: We Haven't Done Everything Yet

By Audrey Beim

A study states that only one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder are receiving potentially life-saving medi... 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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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