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2C-I Drug Effects: Can You Overdose?

August 18, 2017

By Joseph Raspolich Not all psychedelics come from a remote place in some distant mountain forest or tropical jungle, like DMT or mescaline. Some are created in labs in order to synthesize and study the effects of different chemical compounds and explore any potential uses. In the 1960s and 70s, psychedelics were the subject of […]

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Afraid of AA Meetings? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

August 11, 2017

By Stephanie Torres Some people are afraid of AA meetings, whether they’ve heard horror stories of the people others have met there or whether they’re afraid no one will really understand their situations. Depictions of AA meetings in Hollywood movies aren’t helpful either when people think they’re forced to stand up at a podium and […]

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Convincing Your Husband, Dad, or Friend They Need Help

July 20, 2016

It is often the first step in addiction recovery that is the most difficult. It is often a challenge to get a person into treatment, especially if they have a hard time admitting they have a problem in the first place. If you have a husband, dad, or friend that is caught up with a […]

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What to Do When You Discover a Loved One Is an Addict

July 20, 2016

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) needed treatment for a problem related to drugs or alcohol. This means that, chances are, you know someone who struggles with an addiction. The question is, what are you going to do about it? If you have a loved […]

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Social Media and Addiction

June 17, 2016

Social media users share more than they ever have before and post just about everything — from what they ate for dinner to a selfie of their weekend plans — but what if a person’s social media activity actually revealed whether he or she is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction? Many status updates and posts that […]

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FDA Campaign Targets Teen Smokeless Tobacco Use

May 9, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has turned its attention to one particular practice it reports is on the rise among middle to high-school students in the rural US — the chewing and dipping of smokeless tobacco. In April 2016, the government agency launched a $36 million media campaign to inform youths about the risks of […]

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