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Short and Long Term Dangers of Abusing Bath Salts

Short and Long Term Dangers of Abusing Bath Salts

The dangers of abusing bath salts are equally as serious as the risks presented by many other illegal drugs on the streets today.  Bath salts are a psychoactive substance that simulates the effects of other mood-altering drugs such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, or cocaine.  The product is synthetically […]

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What to do When Your Loved One Doesn’t Want Help for Addiction

What to do When Your Loved One Doesn’t Want Help for Addiction

It is very seldom that you will find someone with an addiction who will admit that they need help. Addicts, by nature, do not see themselves as others do. The addiction causes changes in the brain which prevent the user from making rational decisions. Due to the […]

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Seeking Help for a Loved One With an Addiction Problem

Seeking Help for a Loved One With an Addiction Problem

Seeking help for a loved one with an addiction problem is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks you’ll have to face in a lifetime.  How do you know which program is best?  Do you know if they have success rates?  Fortunately, your questions can be answered […]

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Using Bath Salts?

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Using Bath Salts?

Bath salts are a new synthetic drug derived from the khat plant that is found in East Africa.  Public health officials classify this drug as an NPS (new psychoactive substance).  This drug, known as cathinone, is unregulated and designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs such […]

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Help With Alcohol Detox

Help With Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is an important beginning to recovery. Alcohol detox can be frightening and very dangerous for a person to deal with and seeking the help from a professional is vitally important. Detox centers are an unfortunate necessity but a very vital business in existence. With addiction […]

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The Warning Signs of Drug Addiction

The Warning Signs of Drug Addiction

It’s often difficult to come to terms with the fact that a family member, friend, or co-worker is suffering from a drug addiction. You may try to blame stress, lack of sleep, or other causes when it’s clear that something deeper is going on. Though it’s unpleasant […]

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Detox: Life-Changing and Life-Saving

Detox: Life-Changing and Life-Saving

The brain of an addict is not a rational mind. The brain of an addict wants its drug of choice more than anything. It has grown accustomed to the high (or low) that it provides. Being without its drug forces the brain to find some other way […]

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Indiana Heroin HIV Outbreak

Indiana Heroin HIV Outbreak

Scott County, which is located in Indiana, has experienced a huge increase in the number of HIV cases. According to health officials, 142 HIV cases have been confirmed in Scott County this year. All of these HIV cases have been linked to intravenous drug use. Only three […]

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Indiana DUI Rates

Indiana DUI Rates

Like many other states, driving under the influence is a major problem in Indiana. Despite the fact that Indiana has enacted many laws in recent years to deter people from drinking and driving, this still remains a very common problem. It is estimated that there were 198 […]

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Seniors and Rx Med Abuse

Seniors and Rx Med Abuse

While you may not think of the elderly as a high risk group for drug abuse, the fact is that abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise for adults older than age 65. Part of the reason? This group takes more prescription medications than any other […]

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