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10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms alcohol and pills

Many addictive drugs cause harmful long-term effects when they are abused over and over again. However, quitting is often a double-edged sword due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms they can also cause. If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. The duration and severity of […]

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose drugs to make speedball

Table of contentsWhat is a Speedball?The Fentanyl SpeedballHeroin vs. CocaineSide Effects of a SpeedballSpeedball OverdoseAdditional Speedball RisksHow to Tell if Someone is “Speedballing”Cocaine and Heroin Addiction: Speedball Abuse and Recovery What is a Speedball?A “speedball” is a mixture of stimulant and depressant drugs, most commonly heroin and cocaine. The mixture is typically injected into the […]

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol man suffering from brain damage

Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we see as the external side effects of drug and alcohol abuse. When a person abuses a drug or gets intoxicated, there are clear outward signs and behaviors that display this. However, there are also a slew of consequences for the brain, an […]

How to Stop Smoking Weed

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Updated on July 16th, 2020 Despite some of the claims that marijuana is not addictive, many people struggle to kick their smoking habit and quit marijuana for good. In 2015, about 4 million people in the U.S. suffered from marijuana use disorder and 138,000 voluntarily sought treatment for their marijuana abuse.1 Table of contentsWhy Quit […]

Dabbing: It’s More than Just a Dance Move

Dabbing: It’s More than Just a Dance Move how to dab marijuana

Most people are aware that the “dab” is a dance move. You know … the one where the dancer drops their head into the crook of one bent arm while the other arm is raised straight out in the opposite direction? Well, despite what you know about the dance move, you should also be aware […]

What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs

What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs most commonly abused drugs

What are “Street Names” for Drugs? Street names are slang terms that are used to refer to certain drugs. These names might be used by dealers or drug users to conceal the true meanings of discussions or deals involving drug sales, production, or abuse. Although the slang terms used to refer to different drugs are […]

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, […]

What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms?

What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms? man having withdrawal symptoms

Published on August 10th, 2020 During detox, you may experience what is known as drug withdrawal. There is no reason to be fearful of this, as it is a normal part of drug and alcohol detox. However, if you are nervous about the experience, it may help to know what happens during withdrawal and what […]

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Severe Bleeding, Deaths in IL

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Severe Bleeding, Deaths in IL synthetic marijuana in hand

News reports published yesterday warn of a batch of synthetic marijuana that has been linked to two deaths and at least 54 cases of severe bleeding in Chicago and central Illinois. Each of these reported cases has involved the hospitalization of people who used the synthetic marijuana, citing symptoms like coughing up blood, urinating blood, […]

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