ADDICTION

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JT in Prescription drugs
December 26, 2017

Street Opiates or Doctor Prescribed Opiates: What’s the Difference?

Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.

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Magan Kilgore in Drug abuse
October 15, 2017

The Biochemical Personality

Many people think when they are talking to an addict that they are talking to the addict. Nothing is further from the truth. The addict is in a trap, typically coming down off drugs or thinking of what they can do to get the next high and not feel how they are feeling any longer.

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Magan Kilgore in Drugs
October 14, 2017

The Lies About Drugs

There are many lies about abusing drugs which the general population believe are true, which opens the door to illegal drug use. These lies, to name a few, are: That drugs just run themselves out of the body and only have short-term effects.

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Magan Kilgore in Addiction
October 5, 2017

Stand Against This Monster

Let me start out by saying “any school in the Unites States will tell you Don’t do drugs because they are bad.” What they don’t do is tell you why they are bad and what they actually do to the body and mind in long term. That being said..

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Magan Kilgore in Addiction
September 28, 2017

The Other Side of the Mirror

As a child who grew up with parents who are addicts, I constantly found myself wanting to give up all hope that they would ever change. It was a constant battle between my head and my heart, deciding whether or not they deserved yet another chance.

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Magan Kilgore in Heroin addiction
September 6, 2017

What Heroin Will Do to You

Heroin: A derivative of opium, heroin is one of the most addictive illegal drugs , and has many adverse short- and long-term effects. Withdrawals from heroin can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, which is one of the reasons many users find it difficult to stop once they start using.

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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 Success Story
April 12, 2017

Lyndsay Owes Life to Narconon

Drug addiction can ruin someone’s life and potentially cause their death. However, with the right drug rehab and support, one can turn their life around and become a successful and thriving individual.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
September 17, 2016

Why Do Heroin Addicts Continue to Endanger Their Lives?

It’s utterly incomprehensible to an unaddicted person—why would a heroin addict continue to inject or smoke this substance that could kill them at any moment? Indeed, it makes no sense at all. But then, when a person is well and thoroughly addicted, reason is not what they are operating off .

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Karen in Local News
July 25, 2016

The Tricky Relationship Between Painkiller Addiction and Medicare

The Tricky Relationship Between Painkiller Addiction and Medicare Could having Medicare coverage be associated with higher rates of addiction to painkillers? A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association seems to lean in that direction.

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