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Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

One of the most commonly used opioid narcotics worldwide, codeine has been used for centuries by people to manage their chronic pain. The effects of this analgesic are relatively short-acting, generally lasting only a few hours. Although codeine was available in many...

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The Power of Nature in Addiction Recovery

The Power of Nature in Addiction Recovery

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods, hiked a mountain trail, or sat on a beach watching the waves roll onto the shore? If you have, you may have felt a sense of calm and peace enveloping you. Spending time in nature is a pleasurable activity that provides a sense...

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The Use of Vivitrol During Detoxification

The Use of Vivitrol During Detoxification

Both opioid and alcohol dependence are brain diseases that are chronic and relapsing. They affect the brain’s structure, especially the rewards pathways. The effects can be devastating both physically and psychologically. According to Drugs.com, in 2006 a drug called...

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Dangers of Drug Mixing: Opiates and Alcohol

Dangers of Drug Mixing: Opiates and Alcohol

Mixing alcohol and opiates, whether legal or illicit, is very dangerous. In fact, the combination could even be deadly. Opiates: A Brief Overview Originally derived from the poppy plant, opiates have been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of...

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What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, encourages people to examine their opinions, thoughts, and reactions. This type of therapy works towards achieving a balance between acceptance and change, empowering people with substance use disorders towards the...

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Mixing Heroin and Alcohol Can Be Deadly

Mixing Heroin and Alcohol Can Be Deadly

When heroin and alcohol are taken together, the effect they produce is synergistic, meaning the effect of the combined drugs is more powerful than the effect of each one combined. Both of these drugs are depressants and have the same overall effects on the body. They...

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The Most Common Causes of an Overdose

The Most Common Causes of an Overdose

When a person consumes too much of a drug and/or alcohol, the body becomes overwhelmed by the toxic substance. The person may not be mentally aware of their surroundings or what is happening to them. An overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment....

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