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Get all the information you need about drugs and drug abuse here. From drug types to treatment options, we break everything down for you to a science.

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Study Shows MDMA Increases the Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

By Nicole Arzt

Emerging research now shows a significant relationship between serotonergic and dopaminergic substances and valvular heart dise... Continue Reading

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What to Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By Nicole Arzt

TD can be a side effect of neuroleptic and antipsychotic medications used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,... Continue Reading

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Syphilis on the Rise: A Byproduct of Meth and Heroin Abuse

By Rebecca Kovacs

Researchers attribute the rise in syphilis cases to risky sex behaviors while under the influence, and a spike in the number of... Continue Reading

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News: Kratom Linked to Increasing Overdose Deaths

By Rebecca Kovacs

Kratom has been used for hundreds of years as a pain reliever. However, this popular drug is beginning to make its presence kno... Continue Reading

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy: Knowing the Risks

By Nicole Arzt

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of women use mariju... Continue Reading

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ER Visits in Colorado are Rising Due to Marijuana Edibles

By Dawn Hurley

According to a recent study, a Denver hospital saw a threefold increase in emergency room visits attributable to marijuana from... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Ketamine

By Elizabeth Seward

Find out how this animal-tranquilizer-turned-club-drug affects the human body and how to spot a possible overdose before it's t... Continue Reading

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Just Hanging Out with Molly

By Elizabeth Seward

The side effects and misrepresentations of this popular club drug. Continue Reading

GHB Street Names

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a prescription drug intended for use in treating narcolepsy, a sleep disorder, but is used as il... Continue Reading

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Designer Drug Street Names

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Designer drugs are either single-ingredient drugs marketed illegally for recreational use, or mixtures of multiple drugs that a... Continue Reading

All About Peyote

By Elizabeth Seward

As far back as records show, natives in the southwestern portion of the US as well as the northern area of Mexico have used pey... Continue Reading

LSD Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Kelly McClanahan

This article answers the questions: What is LSD, who takes it, how is it taken, and how popular is it? Continue Reading

OPIOID ADDICT EXPERIENCING HORMONAL IMBALANCE

How Opioid Abuse Drastically Drops Hormone Levels

By Rebecca Kovacs

New research has found that 1 in 5 long-term opioid users also suffer from low levels of cortisol, which helps to regulate the ... Continue Reading

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Fentanyl is Pandemic in America, and Here's Why

By Nicole Arzt

Here are the facts regarding nation-wide Fentanyl abuse. Continue Reading

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6 Widely Used ADHD Prescription Medications: Pros and Cons

By Elizabeth Seward

ADHD prescription medications can help increase focus and concentration, but they also share a number of negative side effects.... Continue Reading

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5 Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

By Elizabeth Seward

Once thought to be safe, we now know that e-cigarettes carry a number of health risks. Here are a few to consider before lighti... Continue Reading

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Why You Shouldn't Mix Xanax with Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

Xanax has a high likelihood of dependence and can lead to overdose when taken improperly. Continue Reading

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How My 'Type A' Personality Got Me Hooked On Painkillers

By LeAnn Brown

Humans have been trained by society that if they don't do everything perfectly, their lives have little to no meaning. This is ... Continue Reading

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4 Things You Should Know About Cocaine Addiction

By Liemann Valdimar

Cocaine is unlike many other substances. Here are 4 things you should expect when dealing with cocaine addiction. Continue Reading

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A Vaccine for Cocaine Abusers?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers have taken an old school approach to helping those with cocaine use disorder. Learn how a developing vaccine may he... Continue Reading