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Is Kratom Legal? Kratom Legality by State

You can find kratom online, in smoke shops, in “health” stores and even in farmers’ markets throughout the United States. With such widespread availability, you might have questioned whether the drug is safe, or even legal. Medical experts can answer the first question: as an addictive substance, the drug carries risks that outweigh the benefits … Continued

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Drugs & Alcohol on Campus: College Student Resource Center

Amidst new academic, social and financial pressures that students face in college, the widespread availability of alcohol and other drugs on campus (and at home) can lead to a temptation to self-medicate. This is particularly true for students predisposed to mental health disorders. Understanding the risks can help you make better decisions both during and … Continued

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How long do edibles stay in your system?

How Long Do Edibles Stay in Your System?

Edibles stay in your system between 3-12 days By contrast, a single marijuana cigarette stays in your system about 3 days The exact length depends on how much you consume, and whether you’re an occasional or habitual user. It can take up to 30 days for marijuana to leave your system if you use regularly. … Continued

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Anti Anxiety Meds

Guide to Anti-Anxiety Medications

This list of anti-anxiety meds includes those most commonly prescribed, as well as experimental treatments. Below, we’ll look at the benefits, potential risks, and alternatives to medication.  Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos,” treat anxiety disorders, seizures, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The most commonly prescribed benzos are Xanax and Valium. Around 12.5% of the … Continued

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Cocaine FAQ

Cocaine FAQ: Everything You Wish You Knew

While the opioid crisis has dominated addiction headlines, cocaine overdoses have been steadily rising. After a period of relative stability a decade ago, the CDC reported that hospitalizations from cocaine rose 27% between 2013 and 2018. In fact, more than 10% of all emergency room drug overdoses can now be attributed to cocaine. Many of … Continued

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Red Ribbon Week

How to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week 

Many Americans remember Red Ribbon Week from grade school, but if you’re passionate about drug prevention, there’s a good reason to put this important event back on your calendar.  Celebrated during the last week of October, Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide campaign to educate young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. By … Continued

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marijuana and pregnancy

Smoking Weed While Pregnant: Why Use Is on the Rise, and What the Experts Say

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, marijuana use among expectant mothers doubled between 2002 and 2017 to an estimated 7% overall. As many as 12% of mothers said they’ve used marijuana during their first trimester. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) further reveals that marijuana is the most-used illicit … Continued

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What Is Phenibut? Experts Share What You Need to Know

What Is Phenibut? Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union to treat anxiety. Today, Russia and other Eastern European countries still use the drug to treat depression, alcoholism, and a range of other ailments, from post-traumatic stress disorder to motion sickness. Although many countries have banned medical … Continued

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How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

How long drugs stay in your system can depend on many factors, including the substance, dosage, your metabolism, and even your tolerance. How long you can detect a drug in your system also depends on the test used and how it was performed. Here’s what you need to know. Factors That Impact How Long a … Continued

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