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Marijuana: How to Know When Addiction Develops

Marijuana: How to Know When Addiction Develops

Many people believe that you cannot become addicted to marijuana, also known as cannabis. However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, recent studies show that using marijuana can lead to marijuana use disorder, also called cannabis use disorder (CUD)....

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is classified by The American Psychiatric Association as a trauma and stress-related disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD is a serious mental health condition. It may occur in...

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Vicodin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Vicodin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Vicodin is a central nervous system depressant. It is a combination of hydrocodone, a narcotic, and acetaminophen (Tylenol), a non-steroidal, non-narcotic pain reliever. It is a prescription medication used to treat moderate pain. The drug is also available in generic...

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Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan, also known by its generic name lorazepam, is a prescribed medication. As a benzodiazepine, Ativan is a sedative and used primarily to treat anxiety disorders. It can also be used as an anticonvulsant medication, a muscle relaxant, a sleep aid, and in surgical...

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Help for Veterans Struggling With Addiction

Help for Veterans Struggling With Addiction

In the United States each year, approximately 200,000 military personnel leave active duty service and return to civilian life as military veterans. These men and women face many unique challenges as they adjust to life as a civilian. One of the biggest challenges...

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Ritalin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ritalin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ritalin is the brand name for the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drug called methylphenidate hydrochloride. This prescription medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. According to an...

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Foods that Help Curb Drug and Alcohol Cravings

Foods that Help Curb Drug and Alcohol Cravings

People recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol commonly experience cravings. In most cases, cravings will dissipate on their own within ten to fifteen minutes. Even so, they can be very powerful and often lead to relapse. Psychological and physical in nature,...

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