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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, it’s a time to celebrate how far they’ve come and to rededicate their lives to maintaining sobriety. Therefore, if you know someone who has overcome addiction or someone who is currently battling this chronic disease, National Recovery Month may have special meaning…

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Are Sleeping Pills Addictive?

Are sleeping pills addictive? The quick answer to this question is, ‘usually.’ Prescription sedatives, drugs from the family of medications known as benzodiazepines, are highly habit-forming. Therefore, they do carry a significant risk of addiction. Other prescription sleep aids, such as Ambien or Lunesta, may also be habit-forming. Over-the-counter drugs that cause sleepiness, such as…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Just like cocaine and heroin, many prescription drugs have a risk of dependency, too. In fact, many people who use street drugs such as heroin first became addicted through legally obtained prescriptions for opioids and drugs like them. If you’re currently taking more of your prescription medication than your doctor recommends, or if you frequently…

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Can I Get Addicted to Adderall?

You probably know someone who takes Adderall. This medication is a commonly prescribed drug that doctors use to treat ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition, a doctor may also prescribe it to treat narcolepsy. Adderall is a stimulant drug, not unlike cocaine. Generally, it affects your brain’s reward center to stimulate the production of…

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Signs of Painkiller Dependency

It is no wonder that there is sometimes confusion regarding painkiller dependency and painkiller addiction, especially when the two terms are often used interchangeably. There are differences between the two terms. For many people, it’s essential to learn about the signs of painkiller dependency, along with the similarities and differences between dependency and addiction. However,…

a person may wonder what bath salts are if they've never seen them

What Are Bath Salts and Are They Dangerous?

Some drugs are highly dangerous and unpredictable, including drugs like bath salts. What are bath salts? Why do they pose such a risk to your health? Drug manufacturers create these highly addictive drugs in a lab. That means every batch of them could be slightly different. They carry with them significant risk, too, because they…