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These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are sedative medications that create calming effects for patients suffering from mental health disorders like anxiety, insomnia, or seizures. It can also be prescribed for alcohol withdrawal symptoms or as a muscle relaxant. However, benzos are highly...

How Long Does a Cocaine High Last?

How Long Does a Cocaine High Last?

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs in the world. The effects of cocaine depend on the method of administration. When people snort cocaine, the high peaks around 20-30 minutes after inhalation and will last about 2 hours. When smoked or injected intravenously,...

What is Huffing & Why Do People Do It?

What is Huffing & Why Do People Do It?

Huffing is a type of substance abuse that involves inhaling fumes from common household substances, such as hair sprays and aerosols. More properly known as inhalant abuse, this practice is widespread among teenagers and young adults and comes with hazardous side...

Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation

Having excellent control of your mind and body can help you overcome any craving that can lead to long-lasting addictions. Many therapists also recommend taking meditation as a way of dealing with addictions. But, most people don’t realize there are different types of...

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Recovering from alcohol addiction can be a long and challenging, but extremely rewarding experience for those who are strong and dedicated to getting better. The decision to stop drinking is an honorable first step. However, there is a significant mental and emotional...

Can You Overdose On Benzos?

Can You Overdose On Benzos?

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are prescription medications to treat anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, and insomnia. In some cases, benzos are used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms in early detox. However, even when used as prescribed, people can develop a...

Why Marijuana Is Not Considered Addictive

Why Marijuana Is Not Considered Addictive

As more states approve the use of recreational marijuana, the debates around its safety and addictive potential continue to escalate. Throughout the years, studies have proven the beneficial medicinal effects of marijuana.  Yet, the US Drug Enforcement Agency...

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Established in 2011, this awareness campaign was created to highlight an epidemic within the United States. Since 1999, nearly one million Americans have died from drug overdoses--with a record number of over...

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

If you know someone addicted to drugs, you know first-hand just how frustrating and frightening it can be when it’s clear that their life is in jeopardy but feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ve likely tried talking to them, giving them ultimatums,...