Is Your Marijuana The Real Deal? Fentanyl Laced Weed & Other Dangers

That stuff you’re smoking might not be what you think it is. Lacing is a common occurance where a drug is combined or “cut” with additives, either to increase its potency or to make the quantity of a drug seem greater than it actually is. These adulterated drugs are...

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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How Addictive Is Fentanyl?

If you have never heard of fentanyl, count yourself lucky. This substance has had drastic effects on the United States, both positive and negative. It has helped individuals who would otherwise suffer from severe pain while simultaneously propelling one of the...

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Fentanyl Addiction: Statistics, Symptoms & Effects

Fentanyl Addiction: Statistics, Symptoms & Effects

An Overview of Fentanyl Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid that’s usually reserved for very specific medical situations. For example, fentanyl may be prescribed to someone with breakthrough cancer pain already on around-the-clock opioid treatment. Fentanyl...

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Fentanyl Detox & Withdrawal: Statistics, Symptoms & Treatment

Fentanyl Detox & Withdrawal: Statistics, Symptoms & Treatment

Why Is Fentanyl So Addictive? Opioids, in general, are highly addictive substances. Even when people begin using opioids as prescribed, they can become addicted. Fentanyl is much more powerful than morphine or even heroin, making it more addictive than these drugs....

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Fentanyl Rehabs: Inpatient, Outpatient, Residential & PHP

Fentanyl Rehabs: Inpatient, Outpatient, Residential & PHP

Components of Effective Fentanyl Rehab When someone is seeking treatment for an addiction to fentanyl or any other substance, there are some elements of that treatment program that are important. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the following are...

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How Fentanyl Addiction Affects the Brain

How Fentanyl Addiction Affects the Brain

There’s been a 540% increase in fentanyl overdose deaths over the last three years alone. Many drug abusers don’t even realize that they are taking fentanyl. This prescription opioid is being mixed in with other illicit drugs, like cocaine. Those who are struggling...

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Tapering Off of Opioids to Avoid Signs of Fentanyl Withdrawal

Tapering Off of Opioids to Avoid Signs of Fentanyl Withdrawal

Signs of fentanyl withdrawal can be incredibly difficult to bear. This is why many drug abusers requite addiction treatment to deal with this drug abuse. Without the right type of treatment, the withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that they can cause death. In most...

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