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Pink Meth

Pink Meth: The Realities of Strawberry Methamphetamine

Many people are familiar with methamphetamine or crystal meth, thanks to headlines or the news in general. However, when the AMC show Breaking Bad became widely popular, it also helped bring the problems and dangers surrounding meth into the spotlight. At the same time though, the show also promoted unwanted...

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EtG Test

EtG Test: What It Is and How It Works

EtG tests are one of the most common ways to verify recent alcohol consumption, but not a lot of people know what it is or how it works. There are various tests that medical professionals and government officials use to determine how much alcohol a person has consumed and their...

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Obamacare for Rehab

Does Obamacare Cover Rehab?

As vital as rehab is to the recovery of those struggling with addiction, it unfortunately faces the same stigma as everything surrounding substance abuse and mental health. It can be difficult to seek help for paying for addiction treatment services, or even to find the right places to ask questions...

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Music Therapy for Addiction

Music Therapy for Addiction

The mind is a complex organ that can heal, perform complex functions, create electricity, form thoughts, and communicate on levels of consciousness that we cannot even fathom as physical beings. Because we use so little of our brains, there is so much that’s not understood about this organ and...

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Cocaine Comedown

Cocaine Comedown

It’s a given that most chemical substances that cause abuse disorders have an extremely negative impact. Finding one item people use as crutches for addiction that doesn’t have detrimental consequences is impossible – even substances like marijuana that are considered socially acceptable. However, certain substances have more severe side effects...

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REBT for Addiction

REBT for Addiction

Human behavior and thinking are as closely related to addiction as any other element of the human personality. Relating certain behaviors to their responses and triggers allows us to completely reprogram our brains, resulting in different behavioral reactions to a specific stimulus. These methods, including NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), can provide...

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Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl is currently the most dangerous substance on the illegal drug market. The overdose totals for 2021 topped those of 2020, putting the total well over the 100,000 mark, closing in on diseases like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Recent releases state that estimated totals for 2022 are at an...

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Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV drugs by the DEA. This means that they have some potential for abuse and can also be prescribed for medical uses. Benzodiazepines are often used in conjunction with other drugs, specifically alcohol and opioids. In many cases of cocaine addiction, users will also take...

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Art therapy for addiction class New Mexico

Art Therapy for Addiction

Art therapy is a useful tool utilized by many substance abuse treatment centers, including Icarus Behavioral Health, in order to assist with many facets of recovery from addiction. The subjective nature of art therapy enables patients to express themselves in a plethora of different ways in order to help them...

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