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What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Commonly Abused Drugs?

What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Commonly Abused Drugs? most commonly abused prescription drugs

Updated on August 24th, 2020 Often we think about drug abuse in terms of all the immediate harmful effects it causes, such as violent and irrational behavior, irresponsible driving, and the short-term physical changes that accompany a high. But it’s also important to remember that long-term drug abuse can also cause serious medical problems, dependence, […]

How Is Suboxone Used for Heroin Detox?

How Is Suboxone Used for Heroin Detox? bottle of suboxone pills

Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from morphine. Many people who struggle with prescription opioid abuse will transition to heroin abuse because it is cheaper, provides a stronger high, and is easier to obtain. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 948,000 people used heroin in 2016, compared to 669,000 […]

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last? graphics of common withdrawal timelines

Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]

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