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Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol
Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol

Talk about making a bad situation worse. It’s widely known that mixing alcohol with any sort of medication - even harmless over-the-counter cough medications - can cause harmful adverse effects. When alcohol is mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that already has...

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What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions
What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions

Overview: What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid that goes by several street names such as big H, horse, and smack. It is a natural derivative of morphine and technically classified as an opiate. It’s use dates back thousands of years to some of the earliest known...

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Where Does Heroin Come From?
Where Does Heroin Come From?

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine, which itself, is made from the Papaver somniferum or opium poppy. It was first created in the late 1800s, and the first instances of heroin abuse and addiction were recorded as early as the 1910s. From there, it...

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A Guide for Children of Addicts
A Guide for Children of Addicts

Nobody is safe from the sting of addiction, not even those as innocent as children of addicted parents. There are a great many kids in the US, 18 million to be exact, that live in a household where substance use disorder exists. To put this number into perspective, 25...

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Why Drug Rehab for Teens Is So Important
Why Drug Rehab for Teens Is So Important

Teenage substance abuse is a disturbing trend that has continued upwards over the past few decades. It can have a major impact on their mental and physical development and sometimes completely alter the trajectory of their lives. In fact, 90% of adults with a current...

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5 Natural Adderall Alternatives
5 Natural Adderall Alternatives

The demands of work, parenthood, and school have never been higher. And with social media constantly showing what we could be doing, it’s no wonder that people are having a hard time feeling like they’re keeping up. As such, it’s understandable how prescription...

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The Stigma of Addiction
The Stigma of Addiction

Although people struggling with addiction are encouraged to seek treatment, they don’t always do. This is mainly because addiction isn’t treated the way cancer or cardiovascular disease is treated. Much of this can be attributed to the stigma of addiction. One study...

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Letter to his Mom
Letter to his Mom

An Addicted Son’s Letter to His Mom Dear Mom, I know raising me has not been easy and believe me I know my addiction has had you up many nights waiting for the day that you might get the call to come identify my body. I feel awful now that I know what you had to go...

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