Peyote—A Powerful Hallucinogenic Substance

Peyote—A Powerful Hallucinogenic Substance Peyote is a cactus, known botanically as Lophophora williamsii, native to the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico and southwest Texas, and has been used as a psychoactive drug since ancient times. Peyote contains the hallucinogenic alkaloid known as mescaline. A hallucinogen is a class of substances that alter perceptions and are [...]

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Hydrocodone and Oxycodone—Powerfully Addictive Opioids

Hydrocodone and Oxycodone—Powerfully Addictive Opioids People often confuse two common prescription pain medications, hydrocodone and oxycodone, and wonder about their similarities as well as their differences. To begin with, they are both powerful analgesics (pain relievers) prescribed for moderate to severe pain such as that caused by injury, surgery or cancer. They are both [...]

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OxyContin and Oxycodone—Are They the Same?

OxyContin and Oxycodone—Are They the Same? OxyContin and oxycodone have both become well known in the addiction treatment field as profoundly addictive drugs of abuse. They have also become well known in the public eye due to the opioid addiction epidemic of recent years. People often ask are they the same drug? The answer [...]

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Street Names for Popular Drugs

Street Names for Popular Drugs People who abuse drugs and illegal substances are quite creative when it comes to hiding their habits, be it from their loved ones, the police, or other people in authority (teachers, employers, etc.). Some of these creative ways include using codes in the form of street names for various [...]

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Online Addiction Recovery Support Groups

Online Addiction Recovery Support Groups Online addiction recovery support groups have helped many people who have gone through addiction treatment programs and headed home to live a recovering lifestyle. Transitioning back home after rehab can be challenging. Once someone leaves the drug rehab center, they go home to something completely different - they can’t [...]

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The Effects of Crack Cocaine—What Crack Does to the Body

The Effects of Crack Cocaine—What Crack Does to the Body The effects of crack cocaine are pervasive—from physical and psychological damage to sabotage of relationships, family, financial stability and life goals. Even communities have been seriously affected by crack cocaine as an American public health epidemic of crack use began in the 1980s and spread [...]

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The Most Commonly Used Drugs by Teenagers

The Most Commonly Used Drugs by Teenagers   Drug use among teenagers has become a major problem. People who begin taking drugs during their adolescent years are more likely to become addicted than those who begin using as an adult. During your teenage years, your body and brain are in a vital stage of [...]

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System? The greatest question many people have about alcohol is how long exactly it remains in their system after drinking. It’s an important question to know the answer to, whether you just want to have safe driving practices while out on the town, you [...]

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Top 6 Movies About Addiction

    While addiction is a brutal, agonizing experience that many people privately struggle with, we, fortunately, have the blessing of films to help us to better understand the experience of addiction. For those who have never had to deal with addiction, but have friends or family members who are wrapped in the throes of [...]

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