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What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is the generic name for a painkiller medication that belongs to a group called opioid analgesics. Its main job is to work its way up to your brain and change your body’s response to pain. It’s typically prescribed in pill form and should be taken orally. Oxycodone is known as an around-the-clock pain treatment, which means it should be taken on schedule and not on an as-needed basis.  

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Benzo Detox during COVID-19 Crisis

We already know that active addiction is isolating, let alone struggling with addiction in a national emergency on-lock down.  If you’re in this type of situation, like most of the country, you might be struggling even more than usual with feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness, and increased cravings or withdrawal symptoms.  If you’re currently experiencing withdrawal from benzodiazepines or worried that you will be experiencing withdrawal symptoms, it’s important that

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The Difference Between CBD vs THC

Legal or illegal, many find it easy to buy marijuana. Now, there’s also the option in particular areas to purchase the individual cannabinoids THC and CBD. When comparing CBD vs THC, what do you need to know? If you struggle with dependency, what’s the way out? CBD vs THC: What’s the Difference? Both cannabinoids are part of the cannabis plant. Both directly affect the brain and body. That said, cannabidiol

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The Dangers of Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol

Surviving seasonal allergies while fulfilling personal and professional responsibilities can be incredibly difficult. It’s understandable that a person may take an antihistamine like Benadryl (the brand name of diphenhydramine) to relieve a runny nose and watery eyes. However, it’s not safe to mix an over-the-counter allergy medication with other behavior inhibiting substances like alcohol. For example, there are various dangers of mixing Benadryl and alcohol. Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol Benadryl

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What are Party Drugs?

In the club scene, party drugs lure in teens and young adults. A few innocent-looking pills quickly result in addiction. Fast forward a few months or years, and you find adults with dependency on club drugs. Here’s what you need to know. Common Party Drugs Someone Might Try to Sell You This Weekend Alcohol is, of course, at the top of the list. Parties and club environments are famous for

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Is Marijuana Bad for You?

With the legalization of marijuana in certain states, there’s a huge debate going on. This debate focuses on the potential health risks of smoking marijuana. Because of that, people are asking, “Is marijuana bad for you?” While it’s true that marijuana isn’t the most dangerous drug, it may have some health risks. Causal vs Heavy Use First, it’s important to start with the facts. Experts haven’t found much evidence to

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What Is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a chemical found in marijuana. In fact, this chemical is responsible for most of the psychological effects that weed causes. However, what is THC, and what kind of impact does it have on the body? What Is THC? THC is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. In people, it causes psychological effects. In plants, it and other cannabinoids are secondary metabolites. They have no primary

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What Is Heroin?

There are many hazardous and illegal drugs out there. However, few drugs are more addictive than heroin. With that said, not everyone knows what this drug is. So what is heroin? What Is Heroin? Heroin is a drug that comes from the opium poppy flower. It grows naturally in South America, Mexico, and Asia. The drug first became illegal in the United States in 1924 because it’s highly addictive. Heroin

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What is Carfentanil?

With the growing opioid epidemic, more and more people are dying each year in the United States from overdoses. During these turbulent times, it’s important to have an education about what kind of opioids are out there. Someone you love may have an addiction to these drugs and may be at risk of losing their life to addiction. A question you may have about this fatal epidemic is, “What is

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What is Methadone?

The current opioid epidemic in the United States is reaching unprecedented levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 115 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose. In efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, many states are prescribing methadone. You may be asking yourself, “What is methadone? What are the risks involved with taking it?” For those concerned about the addictive qualities


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