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  • 7 Signs Of A High-Functioning Addict

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    When you hear the term “drug addict,” you probably imagine someone hitting rock bottom. Indeed, for many people, untreated addiction leads to divorce, job loss, and other devastating life events.  However, some people with addiction have seemingly normal lives with successful relationships and careers. These individuals are often called “high-functioning drug addicts.” Here’s how to […]

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    High School Athletes & Future Prescription Stimulant Abuse

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    Prescription stimulants are drugs prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Some people, especially young people, abuse these drugs to boost energy, concentration, and alertness.  According to a recent study, high school athletes are much more likely than non-athletes to abuse prescription stimulants once they become young adults. This type of substance abuse can […]

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    EtOH Abuse | What Is Ethanol And What Are The Risks?

    EtOH Abuse | What Is Ethanol And What Are The Risks?

    Ethanol (also called ETOH or ethyl alcohol) is a form of alcohol. It appears in various products, including industrial solvents, antiseptics, and mouthwash. It’s typically made from grains like wheat, rye, and barley. That’s why it’s often called “grain alcohol.” Ethanol is also the form of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. In fact, when most […]

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    What Are The Most Effective Forms Of Addiction Treatment?

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    People with drug addictions have many treatment options to choose from when they decide they’re ready to get sober.  Professional help, holistic approaches, and addiction support group meetings are all viable options for overcoming addiction.  With so many forms of treatment, it may be hard to determine which one works best. Below we’ll look into […]

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    Cloud 9 | What Is This Dangerous Synthetic Drug?

    Cloud 9 vape juice oil - Cloud 9 | What Is This Dangerous Synthetic Drug?

    In recent years, synthetic (human-made drugs) have become increasingly popular, especially among teenagers and young adults. One of the most dangerous synthetic drugs is called cloud 9. A clear liquid with a fruity scent, cloud 9 poses serious health risks, including addiction and deadly overdose. What Is Cloud 9? Like other new synthetic drugs, cloud […]

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    Accidental Drug Overdose Vs. Intentional Drug Overdose

    Accidental Drug Overdose Vs. Intentional Drug Overdose

    A drug overdose is a medical emergency in which a person takes too much of a substance and experiences life-threatening symptoms.  In 2021, the United States overdose death toll reached a record-breaking 100,306. While many of these deaths were accidental, others were intentional. Here are the main differences between accidental and intentional drug overdose. Drug […]

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    Massachusetts Drug Use Rates: Statistics And Treatment

    Massachusetts Drug Use Rates: Statistics And Treatment

    Drug abuse statistics change from one year to the next, but Massachusetts has had a drug abuse problem for decades.  For example, from 2009 to 2010, Massachusetts substance abuse rankings were among the top ten in the United States.  According to state drug abuse research, 12.12% of Massachusetts residents reported drug use within the past […]

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    Acetone Poisoning & The Dangers Of Drinking Nail Polish Remover

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    Because nail polish remover often contains alcohol, some people drink it. While the product can indeed get you drunk, it also poses serious health risks. That’s because it has highly toxic ingredients, including acetone.  Acetone belongs to a group of compounds called ketones, which are made by your liver when it breaks down fats. In […]

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    Anger & Addiction: Understanding The Role Of Anger In Addiction

    Anger & Addiction: Understanding The Role Of Anger In Addiction

    Drug addiction (also called substance use disorder) can wreak havoc on your mood. In particular, it often causes feelings of anger. Many people with the disease become irritable and, in some cases, aggressive.  Anger issues relate to addiction in two key ways. First, anger can increase your risk of addiction. Second, addiction can make your […]

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