Getting Help for Methamphetamine

Meth Addiction Help

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as meth – in all its many forms – is a very potent stimulant used both medically and illegally for recreational purposes. At the pharmacist’s, methamphetamine is known as Desoxyn, a rare prescription for severe cases of ADHD where amphetamine (Adderall) is not effective enough. Methamphetamine is known as a dangerous […]

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The Recovery Timeline

The Recovery Timeline

Recovery is not a quick process. In a manner of speaking, addiction recovery is a lifelong commitment – but the road to feeling “normal” again and being in control of your life and your actions, is only a few weeks or months long. Addiction recovery begins with the choice to live a better life. Then, […]

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Getting Help for Heroin Addiction

Help for Heroin Addiction

In terms of addictiveness, societal damage, and personal harm, heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs in America. Heroin has a long history and a much longer death toll, owing to its addictiveness and its dangers. While not toxic in the conventional sense, heroin is a more powerful derivative of morphine, derived from the […]

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Drug Spotlight: Xanax

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is the brand name of alprazolam, a popular anti-anxiety drug and belongs to a family of prescription drugs referred to as benzodiazepines. These drugs act as depressants or sedatives, relaxing the mind in the same way alcohol does by boosting the GABA neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that the brain uses to communicate from cell […]

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How to Get Help for Illegal Drug Addictions

Help For Illegal Drug Addiction

Illegal drugs are some of the most dangerous substances in the country, not only because they can wreak havoc on your body, but because being in possession of these drugs can land you in jail. Drugs are not inherently evil or twisted. There are many completely legal lifestyle choices that can cause just as much […]

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Should I Go to Rehab or Sober Living?

Rehab vs sober living

There is no pill that treats addiction. No single protocol to tackle all cases. No way to know for sure if a treatment will work without first seeing how a patient responds to it. Addictions can be treated, and many people make excellent recoveries, staying sober despite prior hardships and struggles. But the treatment process […]

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Drug Spotlight: Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone Addiction

Painkillers come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as immediately and markedly effective as those in the opioid family. As an analgesic, opioids – anything drug derived from the poppy plant and its extract, opium – are about as old as humanity itself. Cultivated in the earliest days of civilization, the use of […]

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Overview of Illegal Drug Abuse

Illegal Drug Abuse

Drugs like heroin, cocaine, and marijuana are classified as schedule I and II drugs – drugs that may or may not have a valid medical use, but are in either case extremely dangerous, and very addictive. These drugs are criminalized because of their potential for abuse, and the damage they can wreak on the human […]

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