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Family intervention

Interventions

An intervention is an event designed to help a person suffering from addiction seek treatment. Friends and family typically plan interventions, but they many involve professional intervention specialists.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl

Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous drugs in the United States. It is responsible for almost half of all opioid deaths. However, it is also the most widely utilized opioid in a medical setting, used in conjunction with anesthesia. Illicitly produced fentanyl is extremely common. Most overdose deaths associated with fentanyl are from illegally manufactured versions of the drug. It is often mixed with heroin or cocaine and sold on the street.

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Vicodin

Vicodin

Vicodin is the brand name for hydrocodone and acetaminophen, an opioid and analgesic combination dug. Commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain, it is also sometimes used as a cough suppressant.

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PTSD

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that develops in certain individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. The event may be shocking, frightening, violent, or related to a sense of loss, such as the unexpected death of a loved one.

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OTC medications

OTC Medicines

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are products used to relieve various medical symptoms and are sold directly to consumers without the need of a doctor’s prescription. OTC medicines are often used to treat coughs and colds, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, acne, muscle aches, abdominal pain, menstrual pain and headaches. Consumers can easily find them at drugstores, supermarkets and convenience stores.

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Binge eating disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized as a recurring compulsion to overeat, often to the point of discomfort and beyond one’s caloric needs.

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Amphetamines

Amphetamines

Amphetamines are stimulants that affect the central nervous system. They are best known for enhancing the user’s mood and temporarily boosting his or her mental and physical capabilities.

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Vaping

Vaping

Through e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other devices, vaping allows users to inhale a vapor that contains a variety of chemicals once limited to cigarettes.

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Morphine

Morphine

Morphine is a chemical synthesized from the opium poppy and used as a pain medication. Morphine directly affects the central nervous system (CNS) to decrease pain responses in the brain.

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