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Erica in Drugs
June 21, 2017

How Summer Heat Increases the Dangers of Club Drugs

Club drugs are dangerous year-round, but the increase in the temperature during the summer plays a critical role in their effects on the body.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
June 14, 2017

OxyContin: Why It’s So Addictive and How to Get Help

Prescription drugs are being prescribed now more than ever before and unfortunately, more people are also becoming addicted to them. Painkillers are by far the most addictive as they are used to help alleviate pain, but the body builds a tolerance over time and as a result, abuse of them occurs.

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Erica in Methamphetamine
June 1, 2017

Meth Abuse Among American Teens

Methamphetamine is a very addictive and dangerous drug that affects the nervous system and produces a euphoria or high. Its use continues to be a problem for American teens as more are abusing and becoming addicted to meth without knowing the devasting consequences it can have.

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Erica in Addiction
May 31, 2017

Best Holistic and Alternative Treatment Methods for Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy is a highly addictive and lethal synthetic drug and has become a major problem in the drug epidemic. Fortunately, there are holistic and alternative treatments to help an addict with ecstasy addiction.

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Erica in Drug abuse
May 17, 2017

Can You Go Through Inhalant Withdrawal

Inhalant abuse has become increasingly popular as a way to get high, especially among teens, as the substances are more easily attainable. However, like all drugs, withdrawal symptoms can occur with inhalant abuse and can cause emotional, cognitive, and physical problems as well as death.

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Erica in Addiction
May 17, 2017

Withdrawal Timeline for Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug that affects the nervous system and can cause irreparable damage and harm. Withdrawal from meth addiction can be extremely painful and may dissuade a user from seeking treatment, but it is vital that they get the help they need to start the process of recovery.

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Karen in Alcoholism
May 9, 2017

Tiny Midwest Town Closes Beer Stores to Save Lives

Right on the Nebraska-South Dakota line, four liquor stores in a town of 14 residents move 4 million cans of beer into the hands of drinkers each year. The effects of all this alcohol on the dry reservation adjacent to town are disastrous. The closure of these stores is a single step in the right direction.

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Erica in Drug abuse
May 8, 2017

How Cocaine Affects the Nervous System

Cocaine is a heavily addictive and abused drug and it has damaging consequences on the body. The nervous system is greatly affected when doing cocaine as it releases excessive levels of dopamine and the body cannot counter the amount released, due to the cocaine; therefore, creating the high feeling.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
May 6, 2017

Enid, Oklahoma Makes “Top 15” List of Addicted Cities

Making the Top 15 List of Addicted Cities is not exactly something the Enid Chamber of Commerce wants to promote to visitors. But perhaps it’s better that the citizens of Enid know the situation in their own town.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
May 5, 2017

Opiate Warning: Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone

Opiate abuse has become an epidemic as more people are treating pain with prescription drugs and becoming dependent on them. The most prescribed drugs are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone, which are all highly addictive and can have deadly consequences.

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