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Cocaine

Cocaine

Cocaine causes several physiological effects, such as increased body temperature, constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, increased heart rate and increased blood pressure. For these reasons, cocaine can be particularly dangerous, especially when combined with other drugs or alcohol.

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Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis, also called a co-current disorder, refers to the presence of a separate, underlying mental health disorder alongside substance addiction, requiring comprehensive and holistic treatment of both the addiction and disorder.

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Heroin

Heroin

Heroin is an opiate, synthesized from morphine, which is a natural substance made from the seed pods of opium poppy plants. Heroin is typically a white or brown powder, but it can also appear black and sticky — this type is commonly called “black tar” heroin.

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Brightly colored K2 packaging

Synthetic Marijuana: K2/Spice

Designed to mimic the effect of cannabis, K2 refers to shredded plant materials that have been sprayed with chemicals that create an instant high.

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Alcohol

Alcohol

Even if you avoid the unpleasant short-term side effects, alcohol can still do long-term damage. Cirrhosis of the liver, digestive system distress, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers are just some of the possible long-term effects of alcohol abuse.

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