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Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

There’s no denying the partying that goes along with the holiday season, and the holidays are definitely upon us. Good tidings and cheer are everywhere, and so are the party favors that go right along with them. When you’re in the midst of recovering from addiction, the holidays can be[…]

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Where Did “Bath Salts” Come from?

Bath salts are a new type of drug made from synthetic chemicals in the cathinone family that produces amphetamine-like stimulating effects on users. Bath salts typically resemble a white to yellow colored powder. They may also be sold in a tablet form. Bath salts are usually ingested either orally, smoked,[…]

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Are “Bath Salts” Detectable In Standard Drug Tests?

What Are Bath Salts? If you hear a college student talking about “bath salts”, chance are high that they are not talking about a health product used in the bath tub to help alleviate various aches and pains, or the aromatherapy product commonly used to make bath water smell good.[…]

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The Alarming Increase in Death Rates from Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Intentional misuse of prescription painkillers is at an all-time high, and deaths due to overdose have skyrocketed over the last several years. Claiming the lives of nearly 15,000 Americans annually, this growing epidemic kills more people than heroin and cocaine combined. The sharp rise in deaths attributed to painkiller abuse[…]

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Beyond Methadone: How the Drug Suppresses Testosterone in Male Users

It was the eve of World War II. The German government feared the violent addictive potential of morphine, which was used in military operations, and asked for a substitute. It wanted a manageable internal source, free from foreign influence. The hunt was launched; the hound was IG Farbenindustrie. In 1938,[…]

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