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Characteristics of a Successful Cocaine Detox Center

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that has the capacity to inflict physical and psychological harm on users. It elicits a temporary euphoric, energizing, and exhilarating feeling, leading to repeated use and eventual addiction. Frequent use causes high blood pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, weight loss, depression, and other adverse effects. Cocaine addiction…

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Next Steps to Take When You Want to Get Off of Heroin

Heroin addiction causes devastation among individuals and families of those addicted to heroin. Many individuals have likely tried to stop using it in the past and either were not able to stop using it on their own, or they started using it again. These people are not alone when they wonder how to get off…

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How Long it Takes to Flush Cocaine from Your System

Learning about how long cocaine stays in the system is important to individuals that want to stop using this drug. It is possible for people that have an addiction to cocaine to regain control over their lives. Getting help at a cocaine detox center with professionals that include physicians, counselors, and support team members is…

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Kicking Your Prescription Drug Dependence

Hundreds of millions of prescription medications are dispensed across the United States every year. The types of prescriptions range from prescription-strength vitamins to medications that treat a wide variety of medical conditions. These drugs often offer relief of symptoms such as pain relief. Although physicians write prescriptions to treat their patients for medical conditions, some…

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What to Expect in an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, and many people seem to think that they are the same type of drug. There are many similarities, making it easy to understand why the two terms are often used together. There are distinct differences between opiates and opioids, leading some people to wonder what they…

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How to Recognize Xanax Addiction (and Overcome It)

Xanax is the commonly known name for alprazolam, a highly addictive prescription drug.  It’s in a drug class known as benzodiazepines (or “benzos”). Doctors typically prescribe these types of drugs for: Treating anxiety disorders Helping panic disorder/Treating panic attacks Alleviating stress Xanax Side Effects While  Xanax does ease anxiety and relax your muscles in the…