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Helping Your Loved One With Meth Addiction
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Helping Your Loved One With Meth Addiction

By on Jun 28, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Could your son or daughter, spouse, or other loved one be using methamphetamine (meth)? Meth is highly addictive, and its use isn’t always easy to hide. In fact, it’s possible to spot the signs of meth use early, when the person is most vulnerable to developing addiction. Doing so may help save your loved one’s life. A Common Concern According to the National...

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What Are Bath Salts?
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What Are Bath Salts?

By on Jun 9, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Synthetic cathinones, or bath salts, are a type of drug classification describing lab-made chemicals. These chemicals are similar to cathinone, a natural stimulant curated from the khat plant. Those using this lab-made drug may be seeking a high that also includes hallucinations. In that way, bath salts are somewhat like MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamines. They are...

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Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations Grew During the Pandemic – What Can You Do?
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Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations Grew During the Pandemic – What Can You Do?

By on May 30, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

COVID-19 created turmoil for most people. It locked down schools, shuttered jobs, and put everyday life on hold. Yet, for some people with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, COVID increased the risk of intense symptoms. The pandemic also increased the rate of substance use, often leading to overdose. Drug...

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What Are Benzos, and How Does Addiction Form?
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What Are Benzos, and How Does Addiction Form?

By on May 16, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are sedatives often prescribed by doctors to treat conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, and seizures. They create a calming effect by slowing down the racing thoughts of the brain. Popular benzos include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Librium, and Klonopin. Benzo Addiction Benzo addiction can occur when a person uses too much of the substance, uses it...

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