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Atypical Presentations of Overdose

In 2020 there were 91,799 overdose deaths in the United States. If someone overdoses on a substance, it is important they seek medical attention as quickly as possible. However, illicit drug overdose symptoms are being presented in unfamiliar ways. What are atypical...

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Intervention Types

Different intervention types can be utilized to help loved ones find recovery from addiction. An interventionist can help with deciding type and treatment.

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Signs of a Fentanyl Overdose and Muscle Rigidity

Fentanyl has become the most common drug involved in overdose deaths in the United States. The overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased from 560 in 2020 to 834 in 2021, with 90% involving fentanyl. What is fentanyl? How can you tell if someone has...

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How to Not Be Codependent

Codependent individuals can give so selflessly that they ignore their own needs, leading to struggles with partners, parents, and friends.

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Weed Paranoia & Psychosis Especially With Stimulants

In the United States, marijuana is legal in 37 states for medical purposes and in 19 states for recreational use. However, despite more and more states legalizing marijuana use, there are still various arguments as to whether it has positive or negative effects on...

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Dependence vs. Addiction

Although often used interchangeably, dependence & addiction are two different terms used to describe the relationship an individual has with a substance.

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Solutions for Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and transplants in the United States. However, due to its slow development more than half of those with hepatitis don’t even realize it and are spreading it to others at an alarming rate. In fact, from 2010 to 2014 the...

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