DRUG ABUSE

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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 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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Erica in Drug abuse
May 3, 2017

Tips for Intervening With a Cocaine Addict

Cocaine is a highly addictive, powerful drug that is widely abused as it produces dopamine and increases the pleasure senses, prolonging the addiction. It can cause severe and irreparable damage to the body and it is important that an intervention is done as soon as possible.

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Erica in Drug abuse
May 1, 2017

How Prescription Meds Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and a chronic problem that has highly addictive properties, similar to those in heroin. This abuse can then lead to an addiction to heroin as it is more accessible since you do not need a prescription.

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April 24, 2017

Is Your Family Member Struggling With Opiate Dependence

Opiate dependence is a growing problem and addicts are becoming more adept at hiding the dependence from everyone, including loved ones. However, there are a number of signs that indicate your loved one is opiate dependent and it is important to help them seek treatment.

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Erica in Drug abuse
April 11, 2017

My Son or Daughter is on Heroin: Now What?

Heroin is a highly addictive drug and can have deadly consequences. Parents discovering that their children are abusing heroin can be a devasting shock but seeking immediate treatment can help prevent further damage.

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April 5, 2017

Suboxone Abuse as Prevalent as Heroin Addictions

Suboxone is a drug that helps to treat heroin addiction but is now becoming abused itself. It is very addictive and while it was intended to help, it can actually have the potential to cause a relapse.

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Erica in Drug abuse
April 4, 2017

Heroin: What Does it Look Like

Heroin is one of the most deadly, addictive, and abused drugs and spotting heroin addiction is key to preventing its abuse and use. Learn more about heroin to help prevent this epidemic.

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Erica in Drug abuse
March 31, 2017

Interview with a Heroin Addict Wishing for Death, Praying for Life

For those of us who have never struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, we are sometimes forced to wonder what it’s like to be an addict. Maybe a friend of a loved one is using drugs, or someone we just met—often it comes as a surprise when someone close to us winds up looking for heroin rehab.

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Erica in Drug abuse
March 22, 2017

How to Detect and Prevent Heroin Use in the Home

This is a guide on spotting heroin use, how to spot a heroin user, and how to prevent heroin use. Heroin use is a dangerous activity to engage in and if someone you know is using heroin, they need immediate help.

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