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crack vs meth
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Crack vs. Meth: What’s the Difference?

Crack and meth are both highly addictive stimulants that can cause serious bodily harm, psychological damage, and substance use disorders. However, the main difference between the two drugs is that methamphetamine is a manmade drug while crack is derived from a plant. Additionally, the immediate side effects of meth can last up to several hours longer than crack.

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functional alcoholic
Alcohol Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

Am I a Functional Alcoholic?

Someone who is a functional alcoholic may not always show the classic signs that they’re struggling with alcohol use disorder. For example, they might not show up blatantly drunk to family events. Or, they may not be physically or verbally abusive toward loved ones or friends when they drink. They may not even appear to drink as much as they do, making it difficult to even identify whether their drinking is an issue or not.

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how to work step 12
After Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

How to Work Step 12: 12 Step Program Tips & Worksheets

The last step of the 12-Step Program asks you to take the message to others in recovery and live out the principles of the program in your everyday life. This sounds like a weighty task, but let’s delve into the final step to take a look at why it’s important and how you can start doing it today.

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enabling a loved one's addiction
Drug Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

How to Stop Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

If your loved one is struggling with addiction, you may be enabling their behavior. It’s important to know the difference between enabling and helping. Although you may feel like you’re helping, you may actually be enabling, which will only fuel your loved one’s addiction further. Instead, it’s helpful to focus on changing your own behavior instead of theirs, since you cannot force a loved one to stop drinking or using drugs.

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how long oxycodone stays in your system
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

How Long Does Oxycodone Stay In Your System?

Oxycodone is an opiate commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. A naturally-occurring opiate alkaloid called thebaine is the building block of this semi-synthetic opiate drug. Marketed under the brand name OxyContin, Percodan, or Roxicet, oxycodone is classified as a Schedule II substance in the US Controlled Substances Act, which means it has a high potential for misuse, despite its medical purposes.

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how to work step 11
After Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

How to Work Step 11: 12 Step Program Tips & Worksheets

Step 11 of the 12-Step Program focuses on establishing the daily practices of prayer and meditation. This step can be difficult for those who have never prayed, meditated, or set aside time each day for self-reflection. Although it’s hard work, the rewards are great, and these efforts help many people stay sober and live a more fulfilling life in recovery.

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adderall withdrawal timeline
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Adderall Withdrawal Timeline

Adderall dependence and addiction is more common than you might think. If you’ve been using Adderall to get high, study, or complete tasks for school or work, stopping might not be as easy as it sounds. Since it’s an addictive stimulant, consistent use of Adderall can cause dependence and withdrawal symptoms when you cut back or quit using it entirely.

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maeng da kratom
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Maeng Da Kratom: Dangers, Side Effects, and Detox

Kratom is an addictive substance that people have used for thousands of years. However, kratom abuse has recently gained popularity in the U.S., with many people using strains like Maeng Da to increase energy levels, productivity, or combat opioid withdrawal, despite the risks.

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lsd vs acid
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

LSD vs. Acid: What’s the Difference?

LSD and acid are exactly the same drug. However, some people refer to LSD as acid because it’s a street name or slang term for the drug. Other street names for LSD include dots, mellow yellow, and window pane.

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