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What are Street Drugs?

Street drugs are illicit substances that have no medicinal value and are distributed on the black market. Some of these drugs have always been contraband, but others such as cocaine and heroin were once prescribed to patients before their danger was known. Some of the common street drugs According to a survey conducted by the […]

Things to Consider Before Going to an Inpatient Drug Rehab

Understanding How Rehab Works Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is for individuals looking to conquer substance abuse. Ideally, rehabilitation programs provide treatment in phases. At the earliest stage: medical detox, a person must rid their body of any harmful substances. This is no easy task. When a person has been abusing drugs and alcohol extensively, they […]

Crack Vs. Meth: Know the Differences & Similarities

Crack and meth are both illicit drugs that carry a high risk of developing an addiction. While there are many similarities to both drugs, there are also several differences between the two. Here, we will dive into everything on crack vs. meth and understand the many differences and similarities as well as the dangers and […]

Life After Addiction Treatment: What Comes Next?

Medical professionals and addiction specialists now recognize addiction as a chronic illness. And like individuals with diabetes and asthma, the goal of treatment is not to cure those with addiction but to stabilize their condition so that they can live full and productive lives while remaining sober. What Is the Definition of Aftercare? The likelihood […]

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System?

Methadone is a medication used to help treat chronic pain as well as to help individuals coming off drugs such as heroin. In some cases, it can become addictive, but when used correctly it can reduce the chance of death from overdosing on heroin. Methadone stays in your system for quite a while, which can […]

How Long Does Heroin Last in the Body?

Heroin addiction does not only affect the individual using the drug, but also affects their loved ones, their friends, family, children, jobs, neighbors, community, and even society. Heroin is so heavily addictive because it releases dopamine in the brain causing a big rush of euphoria and then later, feelings of sleepiness that last for hours. […]

A Complete Guide on Drug Intervention Programs

Interventions have become associated with all thing’s addiction in public culture. Reality TV shows featuring obsessive hoarders, out of control teenagers and drug addicted family members. Usually these shows, and the families involved will enlist the help of addiction experts: psychologists, counselors and the like. These intervention teams can do a lot to boost perceptions […]

What Happens When You Mix Cocaine and Xanax?

Combining an upper like cocaine, and a downer like Xanax, gives off powerful effects that act as a push and pull or a high and low. These drugs in combination make you much more likely to develop-tolerance, dependence, and addiction while also being extremely addictive taken on their own.  Continued abuse of Cocaine and Xanax […]