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What Are Substance-Induced Mood Disorders?
What Are Substance-Induced Mood Disorders?

Substance-induced mood disorders refer to depressive, anxiety, or psychotic symptoms arising from substance abuse or medications. These symptoms may appear at any point during the use cycle: active use, intoxication, or withdrawal. Roughly 50 percent of individuals...

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5 Examples Of Hydrocodone Abuse
5 Examples Of Hydrocodone Abuse

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid used as an analgesic for moderate to severe pain. It is as or more effective than codeine for cough suppression and nearly as effective as morphine for pain relief. But, it is also highly addictive and may lead to fatal overdoses...

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3 Things You Should Know About Dextromethorphan (DXM) Withdrawal
3 Things You Should Know About Dextromethorphan (DXM) Withdrawal

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a drug found in dozens of over-the-counter medications to treat the common cold. It temporarily relieves cough caused by the common cold, flu, or other conditions, speeding up recovery. Unfortunately, DXM can also be abused as a psychoactive...

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Is Trazodone Habit-Forming Or Addictive?
Is Trazodone Habit-Forming Or Addictive?

Trazodone hydrochloride (known as “trazodone”) is an FDA-approved antidepressant and sleeping pill developed in the 60s. It was initially not favored by the medical community because it had side effects such as dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat, and priapism...

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10 Ways Life Gets Better After You Stop Drinking
10 Ways Life Gets Better After You Stop Drinking

When dealing with alcohol addiction, cutting out alcohol can be intimidating. Many believe life without alcohol will be dull. However, the health benefits of quitting alcohol alone are more than enough to consider long-term sobriety. Here are some of the many ways...

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What Does it Mean to Be California Sober?
What Does it Mean to Be California Sober?

The term “California sober” is gaining popularity among people struggling with substance use disorders. It can help ease them into sobriety without quitting cold turkey. Experts still question whether it’s the best way to get sober. Here’s all about this new...

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Can Holistic Treatment Work for Opiate Addiction and Withdrawal?
Can Holistic Treatment Work for Opiate Addiction and Withdrawal?

Opioid abuse disorder is a complex medical condition involving physiological, psychological, genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. There are many treatment methods, and patients often react differently to each. In the 70s, holistic medicine started gaining...

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20 Known Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms
20 Known Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms

Ativan is one of the brand names for lorazepam, a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. Lorazepam is part of a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, commonly known as “benzos.” Benzos act on the central nervous system to create a calming...

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