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Is Addiction a Moral Failing or Not?
Is Addiction a Moral Failing or Not?

Beginning with no understanding of addiction, scientists have understood more and more about it over time. In the early 20th century, some doctors believed that people with addictions were morally weak and needed to learn self-control—they lacked the willpower...

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5 Reasons Why Drugs Are a Problem in Society
5 Reasons Why Drugs Are a Problem in Society

Almost 92,000 people in the United States died from a drug-involved overdose in 2020. Accidental drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death among people under 45. Synthetic opioids, psychostimulants, cocaine, and prescription opioids were the most common...

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Tips on How to Tell If Someone Uses Cocaine
Tips on How to Tell If Someone Uses Cocaine

Signs of someone using cocaine aren’t always straightforward. Some people can become what’s known as high-functioning addicts, meaning they can complete most responsibilities while abusing substances like cocaine. Even in these cases, the other foot is bound to drop...

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Different Levels of Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse
Different Levels of Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse

Different drinking levels are often referenced when diagnosing alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The path to alcohol addiction doesn’t happen overnight. For example, moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most people. However, when drinking gets out of control,...

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How Do You Safely Take Methadone?
How Do You Safely Take Methadone?

To safely take methadone, users have to follow direct doctor’s instructions. In some cases, doctors will use methadone to treat opioid addiction. It’s a common medication used in intensive outpatient programs and as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT)...

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Is Meth a Depressant or Stimulant?
Is Meth a Depressant or Stimulant?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Meth causes increased activity and a pleasurable sense of euphoria. However, because amphetamines can treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, some people...

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