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10 Questions to Ask When Searching for Addiction Rehab

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Searching for the perfect addiction rehab can be overwhelming for most people. Whether you’re searching for yourself or someone you love, you’ll want to get it right, the first-time. The truth is, each person who decides to make the heroic journey toward recovery has their own set of unique circumstances. For this reason, it’s crucial to … Read more

Stages of Change Addiction Recovery (Transtheoretical Model)

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In the journey from substance use disorder to recovery, every person experiences changes in their mindset and perspective. These are known as the Stages of Change, based on the “Transtheoretical Model of Change.” The Stages of Change provide a broad outline of what most people undergoing treatment for addiction can expect throughout their time in … Read more

Bob Forrest’s 11 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

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Leave it to a recovered junkie to say what everyone is actually thinking about the holidays but is afraid to say. They’re an emotional minefield that can kill you if you’re not careful. Let me give you some advice for how to navigate your way through in one piece. There will be hundreds of holiday … Read more

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome – CHS Weed Sickness

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If you frequently smoke pot, or you’re a long time user of marijuana and have recently experienced abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, you might be suffering from Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), sometimes referred to as weed sickness. While cannabis is often considered a harmless drug by many people, there are known negative side effects of … Read more

Benzos and the Klonopin High Dangers

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Is getting high on Klonopin or abusing other benzodiazpeines a big problem? The opioid epidemic, driven primarily by highly addictive prescription painkillers, takes up most of the drug-related media coverage. However, benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and especially Klonopin, are extremely addictive sedatives. They are also widely prescribed and potentially lethal when misused or abused. The … Read more

7 Natural Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

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The worrying trend toward both prescribed and illegal opioid use in the United States requires serious action. As many as 130 people die every day in the U.S. due to overdosing on opioids, and the U.S. government has rightly called the opioid epidemic a “national public-health emergency.” Millions are becoming addicted to painkillers and drug … Read more

The Risks of Dabbing Cannabis: Shatter, Wax, Dab Drug

What is a Dab?

There seems to be a never-ending list of street drug names. The Dab Drug, Wax, Shatter, or Butane Hash Oil (BHO) are the names of relatively new forms of smoking marijuana, and they come with possible dangers or risks. What is a Dab Drug or Dabbing Wax From Cannabis Concentrates? A dab drug or dab … Read more

7 Tips For How to Quit Vaping and Stop Vape Withdrawal

How to Quit Vaping

Many people are under the misconception that the techniques for how to quit vaping are easier than those to stop smoking cigarettes. But that’s simply not true, as quitting vaping can sometimes be harder than quitting smoking cigarettes. Sadly, fun fruity vape juice and stylish Juul pods have been adopted by high school kids, and … Read more

Lexapro and Weed – Can I Mix Marijuana and Antidepressants?

Lexapro and Weed

It’s no secret that people use marijuana to cope with stress or depression, but unlike antidepressants, it can make matters worse over time. So many wonder after receiving a prescription medication, is it safe to use something like Lexapro and weed together? Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people … Read more

8 Famous People Who Kicked Their Cocaine Addiction

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People are often influenced by the rich and famous, and sadly that can mean normalizing their bad habits, like drug addiction. For this reason, it’s important to look for the positives and examine the successes instead of failures, like famous people who kicked cocaine addiction. Cocaine has been the drug of choice for celebrities for … Read more