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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Methadone Rehabilitation

Methadone, a synthetic opioid drug classified alongside heroin, morphine, and codeine, is commonly used to relieve pain. It is also used to treat the uncomfortable symptoms in those withdrawing from heroin and other narcotics. Unfortunately, methadone is an addictive drug in and of itself. When administered by a medical professional and taken as directed, methadone…

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Are “Safe” Drugs the Answer?

What would you rather lose, a few dollars or your life? That is the idea behind DanceSafe, an awareness and education organization that offered drug testing at Coachella and other music festivals, dance events and raves. Specifically targeting the drug 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as “Molly,” a synthetic amphetamine derivative, the people behind DanceSafe take…

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Pain Management Techniques

Pain is a way of life for many people. Living with chronic pain as a result of injury or disease can be very difficult. Think back to the last time you had a headache, a sore back from doing too much yard work, or a toe stubbed on the coffee table. Remember how distracting the…

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Drug Testing at Festivals Could Save Lives

Summer means warmer temperatures, and warmer temperatures mean the start of music festival season. For emergency departments and law enforcement, music festivals mean one thing: increased rates of death and injury from drug overdose. Music festivals and drug use often seem to go hand in hand. From heroin to bath salts, the drugs sold at…

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