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The New Street Drugs You Need to Know

As new substances hit the market (and old ones return), it can be hard to stay informed. Here are five risky drugs on the rise in 2020.   No matter how many new street drugs hit the market, it seems there’s always another on the horizon. Between semi-legal “supplements,” powerful synthetics, and drugs that find … Continued

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The Surprising Truth About Study Drugs

“Study drugs” like Adderall can seem like an easy shortcut to greater focus, but do they even work? Here’s the surprising truth. Of the millions of high school and college students competing this year for scholarships, internships and jobs that will pay off their loans, many will turn to a dangerous crutch: study drugs. The … Continued

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Is a Klonopin Overdose Possible? What You Need to Know about Your Prescription

Doctors prescribe clonazepam, or Klonopin, to millions of patients a year. Here’s what you need to know about the potential for addiction and overdose.   Of the 18 million people prescribed Klonopin every year to manage short-term anxiety and panic disorders, many will not develop serious side-effects. Used as intended, Klonopin (the brand name of … Continued

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How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

Curious whether a drug test can detect Adderall? Here’s what you need to know about how Adderall affects you, and how to get help when you need it. If you’ve ever taken Adderall, you might wonder how long the drug stays in your system. Whether it’s out of curiosity, a drug test on the horizon, … Continued

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Is Kratom Legal? Kratom Legality by State

You’ve seen it online and in smoke shops, but is kratom legal? Is it safe? Read this guide to get the facts about this addictive drug. As kratom increasingly appears online, in smoke shops, and even in “health” stores throughout the United States, you might have questioned whether the powder is safe, or even legal. … Continued

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The Dangers of Snorting Xanax: Everything You Need to Know

Not all harmful drugs are illegal. Read on to get the facts about snorting Xanax.   Xanax is a prescription medication known for calming nerves before a flight or relieving anxiety before an important test — but for some, this drug can become recreation. Although medical professionals have deemed Xanax safe and effective to take … Continued

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The Alcoholism Gene: Fact or Fiction?

How did this get started? If you are among the millions of people in this country who have a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close relative with alcoholism, you may have wondered what your family’s history of alcoholism means for you. Are problems with alcohol a part of your future? Is your risk for becoming … Continued

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It’s No Secret – My Parents Use

More than just “risk taking behavior” There is increasing concern about the negative effects on children when parents or other members of their households abuse alcohol or drugs or even engage in other illegal drug-related activity, such as manufacturing of methamphetamines in home based laboratories. Abuse of drugs or alcohol by parents and other caregivers … Continued

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