addiction is a disease

How Addiction is a Disease

Addiction has a lot of negative stigmas attached to it. Instead of seeing the internal and external problems associated with addiction, often people shift the blame to the user. There …

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The 1970 Controlled Substances Act 

For decades, the Controlled Substances Act, or more specifically, the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, has served as the foundation for the campaign against narcotics and …

Dope Sickness and MAT Strategies

“If you’ve ever had the flu it’s like that, but times 100,” said Arizona writer Diane Woodruff. She’s explaining what it feels like to be dope sick, a term referring …

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Would Morphine-Subutex Prevent Addiction?

Many people believe that Subutex can be effective in preventing addiction to opiates like morphine and heroin. Another is that the drug can treat opiate addiction. The hit television series, Mr. …

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What is Wernicke Encephalopathy?

Our brains rely on various minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids to function normally. Deficits of one or more of these substances prevent the brain from functioning as it should. According …

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Basis of Street Names for Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the top addictive substances not only in the United States but in the world. Despite its many adverse effects, cocaine continues to be attractive to users. Records show …

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How Texas Culture Can Aid Recovery

Texas is a gigantic state both in size and population. It is second in geographic size to Alaska, and second to California in population size. As in other states, health …

Vaping Is Popular and May Be Dangerous

Vaping is popular with young people. Very popular. When people vape, they inhale the vapor produced by burning nicotine, marijuana, or other substances. Although some people see vaping as a …

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8 Addiction Forums for Recovery

Are you contemplating joining an addiction recovery forum? Is it to share your thoughts, to understand addiction from the perspective of other people, or to inspire you to take action? …