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Category: Drug Addiction

How Substance Abuse Affects Your Sleep

How Substance Abuse Affects Your Sleep

Addiction and sleep problems are intertwined in many unexpected and complex ways. Although using certain substances can cause sleep disturbances, the opposite can also be true: sleep disturbances can fuel substance abuse, leading to a never-ending cycle of poor sleep, substance abuse, and all the negative side effects that come with it.

How Do You Know If Someone Is Using Heroin?

How Do You Know If Someone Is Using Heroin?

Most people who use heroin don’t just use it once. It’s a powerful and addictive drug so most often, people develop a tolerance (which means they need more to achieve the desired effects). If they’re using regularly, they’re also very likely to experience withdrawal symptoms when they miss a dose. Although it can vary depending on the situation and how much a person uses, here are some of the most common signs of heroin use.

How to Get Help If You Have an LSD Tolerance

How to Get Help If You Have an LSD Tolerance

If you’ve developed an LSD tolerance, you might be able to detox on your own at home. However, if you experience severe psychological symptoms that make it difficult to continue with your day, you’d likely benefit from professional help.

What Are the Most Commonly Abused Diet Pills?

What Are the Most Commonly Abused Diet Pills?

Many people misuse these commonly abused diet pills to try to lose weight, take advantage of the stimulant effects, or to satisfy a psychological need caused by an eating disorder. Although diet pill abuse is most common among teens, it can affect anyone at any age. Abusing prescription diet pills is harmful to your physical health and can cause psychological issues like addiction. If you’re struggling with diet pill abuse, help is available.

Barbiturate Overdose: Risks, Side Effects, and Symptoms

Barbiturate Overdose: Risks, Side Effects, and Symptoms

If you hear a friend or loved one mention “angel dust” in conversation, they might be talking about an illegal drug called PCP. In previous decades, PCP abuse was a big problem and it has slowly made a comeback. Becoming familiar with these terms can help you pick up on conversations about possible drug use.

What Is Angel Dust?

What Is Angel Dust?

If you hear a friend or loved one mention “angel dust” in conversation, they might be talking about an illegal drug called PCP. In previous decades, PCP abuse was a big problem and it has slowly made a comeback. Becoming familiar with these terms can help you pick up on conversations about possible drug use.

Meth Mouth: How Does Methamphetamine Addiction Affect Teeth?

Meth Mouth: How Does Methamphetamine Addiction Affect Teeth? man suffers from meth mouth

Meth mouth is a result of chronic methamphetamine abuse and addiction. Although the body and brain can heal from many of the damaging side effects of meth addiction, in most cases, the dental damage caused by meth (including meth mouth) is irreversible. In addition to skin damage from shooting meth, meth mouth is often one […]

How Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your System? marijuana joints

The duration of time marijuana stays in your system will vary depending on the dose, the method of use, and several other factors.  What Is Marijuana? Marijuana is a mind-altering psychoactive drug that is derived from the cannabis sativa plant. It’s also commonly referred to as weed and pot and it’s the most commonly abused […]

How Long Does Tramadol Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Tramadol Stay In Your System? tramadol pills and tablets

Tramadol is frequently prescribed to relieve pain after surgery or to treat conditions that cause chronic pain. Tramadol is eliminated from your system in about two days, but it may be detectible for longer than that using certain drug tests. This timeline isn’t an exact science and the rate at which tramadol is eliminated from […]

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