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Physical Dependence

Addiction is a combination of psychological and physical dependence. Some symptoms of each overlap, so what is physical dependence? A combination of things occurs within the body and the brain, which makes walking away from drugs or alcohol difficult. This difficulty is often downright painful. Let’s take a closer look. Body and Brain Changes in…

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What is Fentanyl?

You may have started hearing about fentanyl more often lately. What is fentanyl? Intended to treat the pain from diseases such as cancer, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. It is fifty to one hundred times more powerful than morphine. This drug started as legal. Today fentanyl is mainly a pain reliever for people no longer…

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What Is Lean?

Lean is a seemingly innocuous cocktail but has become a deadly recreational drug. Manufactured by mixing large amounts of prescription cough syrup, generally Promethazine, various codeine medications, carbonated beverage, and hard candy. Often, potency is underestimated because of a candy-like taste and being sipped. If you or a loved one are looking for Lean addiction treatment…

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Opioid Addiction Symptoms

Opioid abuse and addiction have continually increased throughout the United States. Used in several medications as common painkillers, it hasn’t been until recently that doctors fully understood the constant impact usage that the drugs could have on an individual. Due to this, many people who are battling opioid addiction started taking the drug due to…

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Getting Help for Teenage Drug Addiction

Addiction is never pretty. However, teenage drug addiction is particularly disturbing. The numbers, when it comes to teenage drug addiction, can be deceiving. This is due in part to the decrease over the last several years of drug abuse among teens. Also, it is in part because of the lower statistics being reported as a result…

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Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Suboxone is an opioid used to treat opioid withdrawal in recovering addicts. Many addicts take it on a long-term basis to prevent withdrawals and help prevent opiate cravings. When used in this manner, it doesn’t give a high but helps you feel normal. However, it is itself an opioid. Thus, if you stop taking it…

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Meth Addiction Symptoms

Meth is one of the most dangerous narcotics someone can be addicted to. So whether you are suffering from addiction or you have noticed meth addiction symptoms in a loved one, asking for help is the first step towards sobriety. If you have noticed some changes in how your friend or family member is acting,…