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Sleeping pills and alcohol

Sleeping Pills and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 855-430-9426 to speak with a recovery specialist. Many people struggle with getting a quality night’s sleep. In fact, 60 million Americans have trouble getting enough shut-eye. Seeking a literal rest from insomnia, it isn’t uncommon for those battling sleep disorders to turn to medications. When used short-term and … Continued

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Injected heroin

Injected Heroin Still at an All-Time High

Have questions about heroin addiction? Call us at 855-430-9426 to speak with a recovery specialist. Despite slowing down in recent years, injected heroin use is still near an all-time high Heroin use has led to higher rates of hepatitis C Although injected heroin use is dangerous, alternatives like Fentanyl can be even more damaging Although … Continued

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Caffeine and Axiety

More Than Just the Jitters: Your Morning Coffee May Be Causing Anxiety

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 855-430-9426 to speak with a recovery specialist. Caffeine might be how you wake up in the morning, but it could be causing anxiety Medical professionals recommend sticking to 400 mg or less (2 cups) for most people To wake up without caffeine, consider light exercise or a glass … Continued

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How Long Does Xanax Stay in Your System?

Xanax is a widely prescribed medication, mainly used for treating anxiety and panic disorders. Like all medications, it can remain in a person’s body for some time. If you are wondering how long Xanax stays in your system, here’s a look at what the medication does, how long it stays in the body, and how … Continued

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drug testing

How Drug Testing Actually Works: It May Not Be What You Think

Drug testing is incredibly commonplace. Many employers require new hires and employees to participate in drug screening regularly. However, many people don’t know how drug tests work. If you’d like to find out, here is everything you need to know. Have questions about drug testing? Call us at 855-430-9426 to speak with a recovery specialist. … Continued

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Prescribed an SSRI? Here’s What You Need to Know

SSRIs treat mood-related disorders These anti-depressants are generally safe for adults, but may not be safe for people under the age of 25 A list of common SSRIs includes Zoloft, Prosac, Celexa and Cymbalta   Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed groups of medications. SSRIs typically treat depression, but they … Continued

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Vyvanse vs Adderall

Vyvanse vs Adderall: What’s the Difference?

What Do Vyvanse and Adderall Have in Common? Both Vyvanse and Adderall are central nervous system stimulants, which means they speed up mental and physical processes to improve attention and alertness. Both also contain amphetamines. Used as prescribed, these drugs are safe and effective at managing symptoms of ADHD, but unfortunately, both are also prone … Continued

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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: Symptoms, Treatment and What to Expect

Changing your drinking habits can be a challenge. Here’s what to expect when you eliminate alcohol.   Although each person’s alcohol withdrawal timeline is different, it typically takes  7-10 days to complete detox Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe, it’s important to detox under supervised medical care The length of time it takes to … Continued

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Study drugs

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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