Bath Salts Addiction Treatment

Bath salts are designer drugs made by illicit manufacturers. They are likely physically addictive, produce a variety of dangerous and alarming side effects, and are sometimes sold legally under names such as Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave, Bliss, or Purple Wave. Similar in chemical composition to amphetamines, the ingredients in bath salts change constantly to reflect…

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How to Talk to an Addict

Communicating with the addict in your life always seems to end in an ugly argument. You are tired of listening to lies and excuses, and you’re weary of the blame game. You’ve established rules, yet the addict in your life constantly breaks them — and you feel powerless to change. Instead of giving up on…

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Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, X, or molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to methamphetamine. It produces an energizing effect, along with distortions in time, perception and enhanced enjoyment from tactile experiences. Used to promote euphoria, it is most commonly used by adolescents and young adults. It also creates feelings of closeness,…

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana, also known as “pot,” “weed,” or “cannabis,” is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. It is comprised of a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. It is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint) or in a pipe (bong or bowl). It is…

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How to Deal With Recovery and Resentment

You worked hard to quit using, but now that you’re sober, you’re finding yourself feeling angry and resentful. You blame others for the problems in your life, and you believe things would be different if only this person or event hadn’t happened. The problem with resentment is that it lets you avoid dealing with your…

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Treatment for Hallucinogens Addiction

Hallucinogens are dangerous, habit-forming substances that change the user’s perception of reality. There are three types of hallucinogens: deliriants, dissociatives, and psychedelics, and these drugs can put users into a trance, produce a dream-like “reality,” and even result in insanity. Drugs such as LSD, PCP, MDMA, mescaline, and ketamine are common hallucinogens, as are the…

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