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The severity and duration of symptoms of Effexor withdrawal will vary from person to person, with some experiencing only mild discomfort over a short period of time, while others may experience severe, long-lasting symptoms requiring the care of a medical professional.
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Effexor Withdrawal: Timeline, Symptoms, and Treatment

Effexor is among the most popular antidepressants prescribed today and is considered to be a physically non-addictive antidepressant. However, a psychological addiction to the drug may still develop through continued abuse, or when misused in conjunction with other mind-altering substances.

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prozac withdrawal
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Prozac Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, and Detoxing Safely

The process of getting off antidepressants can be difficult, especially if you’ve been misusing them for a long time. Weaning yourself off Prozac already requires the assistance of a doctor, but if you’re addicted to this medication and you’ve grown accustomed to misusing it, more specific detox treatment may be necessary for safe Prozac withdrawal.

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cotton fever
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

What Is Cotton Fever?

Cotton fever is an illness that some people get after they inject drugs. It’s caused by bacteria and can’t be passed from person to person. 

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librium and alcohol
Alcohol Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

Should I Be Mixing Librium and Alcohol?

Whether a doctor prescribed you Librium for anxiety or you misuse it recreationally, taking it with alcohol can have very serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether mixing Librium and alcohol is safe, it’s not. Here are some of the risks and side effects of combining these substances.

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brain MRI for alcohol-induced dementia
Alcohol Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

Alcohol-Induced Dementia: Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Memory Loss?

If someone has regularly abused alcohol for years, they may be more likely to develop dementia. The severity of alcohol-induced dementia can vary from person to person, but learning about the risk factors, causes, and treatment outlook for both dementia and alcohol use disorder can help you understand the importance of getting treatment.

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what is hybrid weed
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

What is Hybrid Weed? Risks, Side Effects, and Addiction

Although more people are becoming physically dependent on marijuana, few have a solid understanding of what it is they’re actually putting into their bodies. Marijuana comes in two different types and hybrid weed (a mixture of the two) is becoming more common. Since each type of marijuana has different side effects and risks, it’s important to understand the differences.

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codeine withdrawal and detox
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

Codeine Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, and Detoxing Safely

Prescription drugs like codeine carry the risk of dependence and addiction. Once you’re addicted to codeine, it can be hard to kick the habit. Withdrawal is rarely deadly, but it’s still uncomfortable and getting through it on your own can be difficult. If you or a loved one is addicted to codeine, medical detox is the safest and most comfortable way to get sober and start fresh.

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Molly tablets
Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

How Long Does Molly Stay In Your System?

Ecstasy or MDMA (also known as Molly) is a synthetic hallucinogen that acts as both a stimulant and a psychedelic. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), when you use it, it makes you feel more energetic, distorts time and perception, and enhances your enjoyment of touch. Ecstasy can be pills or powder and has a variety of logos and colors. People who use it usually swallow, crush, or snort it.

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what to expect during heroin addiction recovery
After Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

What to Expect During Heroin Addiction Recovery

Due to the symptoms of withdrawal and heroin’s highly addictive nature, individuals typically have the best chance at a successful heroin addiction recovery when they seek help from a treatment center. But what does that recovery look like and what can you expect during detox, withdrawal, and rehab? 

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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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