how does fentanyl work

How Does Fentanyl Work?

Lately, there’s a lot of talk about how dangerous fentanyl is and how addictive a substance it can be. But what exactly is it, and how does fentanyl work? It’s a controlled substance, and it’s sometimes prescribed by doctors when a patient is in severe levels of pain. Fentanyl is made from opioids like morphine…

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do i have an addiction

Do I Have an Addiction?

When you use an addictive substance recreationally, it can be difficult to notice when recreation ends, and dependency begins. You may think that you’re not addicted and that you only use a substance to have fun but feel anxious when you don’t have access to the substance. Addiction is a road that many people have…

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symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be extraordinarily difficult to weather. Because of this, it’s one of the main reasons that people with a dependency or an alcohol addiction may keep drinking long after it’s begun to control their lives. You may start drinking the same way your friends do, just when you’re out or spending time with…

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dangers of fentanyl

Dangers of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a controlled substance that is sometimes prescribed to treat severe pain levels. Some people also use it recreationally or to self-medicate. It’s made from opioids, but it’s also much stronger than other commonly prescribed ones, like morphine or oxycodone. Although it can help people under a doctor’s orders, fentanyl is extremely addictive and…

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Coping With Loneliness in Quarantine

For the past couple of years, the entire world has felt as though it’s simultaneously on pause and fast-forwarding. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has left many feeling anchorless, depressed, and perhaps most of all, lonely. You aren’t seeing your friends and loved ones as much as we did before the initial quarantine, and it’s…

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Risks of Completing Alcohol Detox at Home

Alcohol addiction is an easy trap to fall into for many people. Alcohol is readily available and socially accepted; people get drinks to celebrate, mourn, and have fun. For some, that works. For others, alcohol use can become a heavy burden to bear. It’s easy for people to develop an alcohol dependency without knowing they’re…

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What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous?

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that was produced in the 1950s. By the 1960s, pharmaceutical fentanyl was on the American market and being used by doctors around the country. Fentanyl is prescribed to treat cancer patients who are experiencing breakthrough pain. These sudden bouts of severe pain occur despite receiving pain medications on a continuous…

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Which Mental Health Disorders Involve Dissociation?

Which Mental Health Disorders Involve Dissociation?

Dissociation is a state of mind that a person can slip into — intentionally and unintentionally — to avoid the grief and despair associated with a traumatic past. This defensive mental process can indicate a dissociative disorder or another mental health condition like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).What Is Dissociation? Dissociation is a mental process that causes…

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