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What Happens to Your Heart on Cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant that can create a wide range of health problems, including cardiovascular issues like heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest. Aside from the immediate cardiac risks of cocaine ...
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Drug Addiction Risk Factors

A drug addiction is often accompanied by co-existing mental conditions or emotional trauma, and pinpointing these risk factors and triggers can be essential for effective treatment in an addiction ...
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Understanding Drug Abuse

When entering a drug rehab program, it is helpful to understand what drug abuse is and why it is harmful. In this video, you can hear some examples of drug abuse that will showcase how this problem ...
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A Look at Addiction Recovery Tools and Coping Skills

We find that people who enter drug and alcohol rehab in Pennsylvania at our Lancaster County facility can feel overwhelmed by their addiction. However, in treatment, you will learn a variety of coping ...
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What Are the Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse?

Misuse of prescription drugs is no less dangerous than any other type of drug abuse. Most people may be able to identify the symptoms of alcoholism, but the telltale signs of prescription drug abuse ...
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What Are the Causes of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a complex disease that requires treatment at residential treatment facility. While an individual is undergoing alcoholism treatment, he or she can explore the underlying causes of the ...
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Understanding the Medical Definition of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that leads to numerous physical, mental, behavioral, societal, and familial consequences. There is a fine line between drug or alcohol abuse and ...
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How Do You Talk to Kids About Drugs?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Drugs? Have you ever experimented with illegal drugs like meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP, Molly, or prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, or Vicodin ? ...
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Alcohol Affects Both Sexes Differently

Alcohol Affects Both Sexes Differently Do you drink more than you probably should? Do you find that your drinking is impacting your life in a negative way? Do you have a habit of drinking alcohol ...
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Drugs and Prostitution Ring in NJ Senior Housing

Drugs and Prostitution Ring in NJ Senior Housing Have you ever done drugs? Have you ever seen the seedy underbelly of drug dealers and criminals? Did you know that lots of drug dealers and related ...
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Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Fentanyl Drug Scare

Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Drug Scare Do you think that Pennsylvania has a problem with drugs? Do you worry sometimes about the threat of new drugs or new drug epidemics? PA state officials do. ...
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Heroin Poppies a Growing Problem in Afghanistan

Heroin Poppies a Growing Problem in Afghanistan Have you ever tried heroin? What about other opioids? Do you have any struggles with illegal drug usage? Have you ever heard about where heroin comes ...
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Cory Monteith Killed by Heroin and Alcohol

Heroin and Alcohol: A Deadly Combination Do you ever stop and think about how many celebrities have been killed by drugs and alcohol? Have you heard new stories about actors or musicians who have been ...
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Brought on by Executive Stress?

As a group, business executives are generally placed under conditions of intense stress. Executives and business professionals are typically burdened with unhealthy workplace cultures that demand high ...
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New Cocaine Test Can Detect Drug Usage on Fingerprints

In the past, detecting the presence of drugs in someone's bloodstream and used to involve a costly and lengthy blood or saliva test. Now, however, a new fingerprint test can be used to determine ...
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New Street Drug Flakka Leads to Bizarre Crimes

There's a new drug on the streets, and it's causing people to do unexpected and sometimes bizarre things. The drug goes by the name "Flakka," and it's getting more and more news coverage from the ...
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Addiction and Mental Health – Business Executives

Business Executives and Mental Health Some people say that they flourish on stress and adrenaline in their work environment. But for others, it's extremely detrimental to their mental health. Stress ...
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Are Kids Being Overprescribed Adderall? Creating Addiction?

Adderall is becoming one of the most widely prescribed drugs in America. It's widely used to treat ADHD symptoms. It's also used recreationally as a so-called "study drug," or simply as a stimulant. ...
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Drug Addiction And Rehab-Busting The Myths

Because drug addiction is so scary, many myths have been invented about addiction or taking various drugs. In fact, some of these myths are told in schools or on reputable-looking websites. Many ...
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Breaking Through the Stigma of Drug Addiction

One of the most important things to remember about addiction is that the so-called "addict" is in fact the victim. The addiction is not the fault of the person who's struggling against it. Addiction ...
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Do Even School Nurses Need Anti-Overdose Drugs Now?

It's well known that fatal drug overdoses are rising every year in the United States. Most of these overdoses come from opioids, including prescription painkillers. In fact, prescription painkillers ...
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Are Scientists Inventing Addiction-Proof Painkillers?

The abuse of prescription painkillers has become one of America's most dangerous pastimes. In fact, opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin are involved in half of all fatal overdoses ...
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Baltimore: The Heroin Capital of the United States

Baltimore achieved notoriety in the last decade by being featured in the TV show The Wire. It's a city that's seen both tremendous growth and decline in the past several decades, as well as an ...
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Addiction and Triggers - How to Spot Them & Avoid Them

When you're going through addiction recovery at a rehab center, you're taking steps on a journey to a new life for yourself. Every journey has its setbacks, however. In recovery treatment, some of the ...
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A Peek Inside the World of Drugs and Music Festivals

It's supposed to be all about the music, but for many festival-goers, large festivals like Ultra are massive drug-fueled blurs. Now, the National Institute of Justice has released findings from ...
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