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Side Effects of Meth

Reading time: 2 min Methamphetamine is a fast-acting, potent synthetic stimulant. Even in small doses, it can cause short-term effects like hyperactivity, decreased appetite, irregular heartbeat and elevated blood

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Clinical Depression Symptoms

Reading time: 2 min Depression is a form of mental illness that can prevent people from living healthy, fulfilling lives. People with depression have persistent feelings of hopelessness and

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The Dangerous Side Effects of Percocet

Reading time: 3 min Despite the well-known risk of addiction, opioid medications have legitimate value in treating such ailments as severe pain. It pays to be cautious, however: even

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Is Lean Illegal?

Reading time: 3 min What is Lean? Known for its popularity amongst teens and concert-goers, “lean” is a drink made by combining cough syrup and soda and candy into

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Best Drug Documentaries

Reading time: 2 min Addiction of any kind is a complex disease, and the vast amount of information available can feel overwhelming. Whether you are personally struggling with a

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What Does Crack Look Like?

Reading time: 3 min Would You Know It if You Saw It? Pure cocaine is a white powder. The “crack” form, produced by boiling cocaine powder with baking soda

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Wernicke’s Encephalopathy: A Precursor to Wet Brain

Reading time: 3 min Encephalopathy, or disrupted brain function, can have any number of causes; but one form frequently abetted by substance use disorder is Wernicke’s encephalopathy (named for Carl Wernicke, who first

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Understanding Empathy in Recovery

Reading time: 3 min The dictionary defines “empathy” as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” For the purposes of this article, “empathy” means a skill

Drug Rehabilitation Explained

Reading time: 2 min If you’re trying to quit using drugs, you know how arduous the task can be. Drug rehabilitation can be a wise option if you are

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