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How To Get Off Antidepressants

Get Off Antidepressants

Antidepressants are a class of drugs used to treat symptoms of depression, social anxiety, and, in some cases, pain. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data indicated the number of Americans taking antidepressants increased from 13.4 million between 1999 and 2000 to 34.4 million between 2013 and 2014. While these drugs have helped millions […]

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7 Signs Your Loved One Is Using Drugs Again

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Recovering from drug abuse can be a messy and involved process. Falling back into drug abuse or relapsing after completing treatment can happen, and many addiction professionals believe it is a natural part of the recovery process. Relapse rates for addiction are similar to other chronic diseases, like diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Just as addiction […]

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Intelligence And Addiction: Is There A Correlation? Intelligence And Addiction Is There A Correlation Featured Image

  When most people talk about intelligence, they are referring to the intelligence quotient (IQ). Based on a series of standardized tests covering subjects like short-term memory and spatial visualization, the IQ measures how smart someone is on paper (“book smarts”). There is another form of intelligence that is often overlooked: emotional intelligence. This measures […]

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The Dangers Of Snorting Ritalin (Methylphenidate Insufflation) The Dangers Of Snorting Ritalin (Methylphenidate Insufflation)

Ritalin is the brand name for a prescription medication commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, the main ingredient in Ritalin, is an amphetamine-like central nervous system stimulant that increases the amount of dopamine in the brain. Some people may believe Ritalin isn’t harmful because it is a prescription medication, however, this is not […]

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The Dangers Of Using Adderall Intravenously (IV) The Dangers Of Using Adderall Intravenously (IV) Featured Image

People use drugs intravenously to feel immediate and powerful effects. But, injecting any substance, especially a stimulant like Adderall, is very dangerous and can lead to damaging health effects. Sharing needles, using unsanitized equipment, and dissolving Adderall tablets in liquid contributes to the many risks and dangers of intravenous use. If a person is even […]

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What Is The Most Addictive Drug?

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Some mistakenly believe people become addicted to drugs because they lack willpower or moral guidance, and all it takes is a simple choice to stop. However, drugs are powerfully addictive, and it takes more than a strong will to kick the habit. But, what does addiction even mean? What makes the most addictive drugs addictive? […]

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The Dangers Of Snorting OxyContin (Oxycodone Insufflation) The Dangers Of Snorting OxyContin Featured Image

Abuse of oxycodone (OxyContin) can lead to many risks or dangers. These risks are enhanced when a person snorts the drug, as snorting (insufflation) produces a faster onset of effects than was originally intended for the drug. Abuse of oxycodone may result in many risks to a person’s health, no matter the method of administration—oral […]

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5 Signs Of Methamphetamine Use 5 Signs Of Methamphetamine Use Featured Image

Long-term methamphetamine use can destroy a person’s mind and body. Recognizing the signs of methamphetamine use may save your loved one’s life. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It is similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, which is often prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In fact, methamphetamine is legally marketed as […]

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The Dangers Of Mixing Xanax And Klonopin The Dangers Of Mixing Xanax And Klonopin Featured Image

Mixing the benzodiazepine medications Xanax and Klonopin can be dangerous and result in respiratory depression, overdose, and death. Treatment can help people with issues of abuse. The Dangers Of Mixing Xanax And Klonopin When abused individually the dangers of Xanax and Klonopin are great, however, when these high-potency benzodiazepines (benzos) are abused together the dangers, […]

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List Of Commonly Abused Legal And Illegal Drugs List Of Commonly Abused Legal And Illegal Drugs Featured Image

Any form of drug abuse can deplete a person’s quality of life and expose their body and mind to life-altering and harmful side effects, including substance use disorders and for many, overdose. Many of the most addictive and deadly drugs are legal substances which have been misused or diverted for illicit use. A good example […]

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