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Dangers of Bath Salts

What comes to mind when you hear the term bath salts? Bath salts are drugs made up of white or brown powder. People smoke or ingest them to get a feeling of euphoria. However, the popularity of bath salts has waned. In a recent study, only about 1.1% of the population reported using drugs. But,…

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Differences Between Adderall and Ritalin

Adderall and Ritalin both can manage Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This condition affects close to 6.4 million children in America. Even though it affects mostly children, adults can also struggle with this condition. People with ADHD find that Adderall and Ritalin are both effective treatments for the disorder. But what is the difference…

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How is Meth Made?

Meth continues to wreak havoc across families. It affects close to 1.6 million people who confess to using it at some point in their lives. Meth is very addictive, and meth addiction can be difficult to control. What makes the drug unique is the fact that it is a legal medicinal product. This makes it…

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Will I Have Fun In Recovery?

Addiction can take over your entire life. After a certain point, it does not seem like it is possible to get better. We don’t think that there can be any life after recovery. Drugs and alcohol were everything to us. It’s impossible to have fun in recovery. Substances were the way that we relaxed, the…

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What Do I Need To Know About Fentanyl?

Drug overdoses have been seemingly taking more and more lives every year. Many of the overdoses are partly due to a more intense drug than the user initially took called fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is highly dangerous. Translucent, odorless, and tasteless, it is impossible for opioid users to know when they are…

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Why Is Heroin So Dangerous?

Heroin has claimed the lives of millions of people since it became a mainstream street drug in the United States. Heroin alone has not been the only killer. The sharing and reusing of needles has long been a way for diseases to spread among users, costing millions more of their lives. So many people hear…

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What Do You Learn In Intensive Outpatient?

It can be hard for some people to put their lives on hold to get addiction treatment. Many people need to balance their treatment with their career, family, or education, making residential treatment an unrealistic option. Thankfully, most rehab facilities will offer outpatient programs. Outpatient programs do not require patients to stay on campus, meaning…

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Substance Abuse Professional

It’s no secret that substance abuse issues cut across all professions. Department of Transportation (DOT) policy requires those who violate the drug and alcohol policy undergo an evaluation by a substance abuse professional. Those working in the world of a substance abuse professional (SAP) include doctors, therapists, social workers, and addiction counselors. All who fill this role…