Understanding Molly Addiction

You may have heard that molly isn’t really that dangerous, or that molly addiction is nothing more than a myth. Please know that this information is far from accurate. Using molly can put you at risk for myriad physical and psychological problems, including addiction. What is Molly? Molly is an alternate name for a synthetic…

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Vodka Tampons: What to Know

This can’t be true, can it? Are adolescent and adult girls really using vodka-soaked tampons as a way to get drunk? Let’s look beyond the headlines and find the facts about this supposed teen trend. Why Are Girls Soaking Tampons in Vodka? The practice of soaking tampons in vodka, sometimes known as “vodka tamponing” or…

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How to Stop Smoking Weed: Guide

It’s easy to start using marijuana – but ending this behavior can sometimes be much more difficult. Thankfully, there are many options for how to stop smoking weed. Evaluating these choices can help you find the strategies that work best for you. Why is Quitting Weed a Good Idea? You should never feel pressured to…

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Do People Really Smoke Embalming Fluid?

People don’t really smoke embalming fluid, do they? While this may sound like nothing more than an urban myth or a fake TikTok challenge, the truth is that some people actually do add embalming fluid to marijuana. As we discuss in today’s post, this is a bad idea for many reasons.  Understanding What Embalming Fluid…

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4 Drugs that Make You Angry

Drastic changes in mood, attitude, and energy are three common signs that someone has begun to abuse alcohol or another drug. When someone abuses or becomes addicted to certain drugs that make you angry, the changes to their personality and behaviors can also include increased anger, aggressiveness, or even violence. Angry Outbursts: Is My Loved…

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The Role of Narcan in Overdose Reversal

Opioid abuse has fueled a national epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States. Reversing this devastating trend requires a multi-faceted effort that includes awareness campaigns, overdose prevention education, and expanded access to Narcan and similar medications. What is Narcan? Narcan is the brand name of a nasal spray that contains 4 mg of naloxone…

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Barbiturate Overdose: Risks and Symptoms

Barbiturates aren’t as common as they were a few decades ago – but hundreds of thousands of Americans use these drugs every year. The misuse of these powerful substances can be incredibly dangerous, with potential outcomes including addiction, barbiturate overdose, and death. What are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are a category of drugs that are also sometimes…

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Muscle Relaxers: Are They Addictive?

Prescription muscle relaxers can be sources of great relief for people who have been affected by a variety of conditions. But before you take a muscle relaxer or any other prescription medication, you need to understand both their benefits and their potential risks. For example, are muscle relaxers addictive? And, if so, how can you…

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List of Addictive Drugs and Their Street Names

With the exception of alcohol and (in some states) marijuana, recreational substance abuse typically involves either illegal drugs or illicitly diverted prescription medications. The underground nature of this behavior has led to the development of myriad slang terms for street drugs. For example, discussions about study buddies or disco biscuits may be less likely to…

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