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Deadly Flakka Is Being Laced into Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy in South Florida Leading to Death

Although the laundry list of drugs including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy are known for their adverse health effects, overdose tolls, and contribution to the development of chronic health conditions, the induction of flakka into these already addictive substances is cementing the fates of many, who do not know flakka...

Recovery in the Limelight: Hollywood’s Battle With Addiction

Recently, soul singer and musical legend Alexander O’Neal admitted to cocaine use, an addiction he says has plagued him for three decades. In the interview, the 61 year old speaks about the damage his addiction caused his career, his relationship with the late Whitney Houston, and his experiences during his...

Scientists Suggest Drinking Pear Juice Before Consuming Alcohol Can Prevent Hangovers

New research suggests drinking pear juice before drinking alcohol could help prevent hangovers and lower blood alcohol levels. Researchers say that drinking 200ml of pear juice prior to drinking alcohol, or simply eating pears has been found to be effective in limiting the effects of a hangover and lowering the...

5 Tips to Protect Against Prescription Drug Abuse

  America, we have a problem: prescription drug abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four American teenagers have abused prescription medications, and 44 people die everyday as a direct result from prescription painkiller overdose. What gives? Well, now more than ever before medical professionals tasked with...

Study Suggests Brain Scans Could Show Risk Levels for Alcohol Abuse

According to a research team from Duke University, a young adult’s susceptibility for alcohol abuse or engaging in risky sexual behaviors can be detected using brain scans. The team of researchers aimed to understand communication between the brain, genome, and environment that are the basis for engagement in risky behaviors  predicting...

Research Suggests Stimulant Drug Abuse Affects The Brain’s of Women More Than Men

According to new research findings from a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America, women who abuse stimulants are susceptible to experiencing critical and long term reduction in brain volume (known as atrophy), in addition to incurring changes which affect their emotional and decision-making abilities. These effects can still...

4 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teens

In today’s society with drugs and alcohol being referenced in many songs, and being recreationally used in movies and on TV, it can be challenging to prevent your teen from being influenced to indulge in drugs and alcohol. Teens often are unaware of the true consequences of making the decision to...

Teens Using E-Cigs May Be Doing More Than Just Smoking Flavored Nicotine

If you’ve been paying attention to any of the trendy crazes taking young people up by storm, you may have noticed the exponential explosion of E-cigarette use. But what really is an E-cig, and are they safe? Not unlike the clamor for large cigarette companies to stop appealing to kids...

Overcoming the Anxiety of Going Through Withdrawal in Drug Detox Treatment in 3 Easy Steps

We all know, as addiction specialists, most victims of drug and alcohol addiction don’t seek medical treatment for the disease of addiction as soon as they should because of the grueling process of withdrawal. Although the withdrawal process can be painful, excruciating, and  uncomfortable, the right addiction detox center provides...

3 Things You Need to Know About Medically Assisted Drug Treatment During Drug Detox Part Two

If you missed Part One outlining how drug detox centers help to redress addiction, be sure to catch up to read about the number one creed of medically assisted drug treatment.   2) Medically Assisted Drug Treatment Is Governed by Counseling    What most forget about the nature of medically...

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