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Effects of Cocaine on the Nervous System

Commonly known as “coke,” “blow” and “snow,” cocaine is a drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It can be used medically as a topical anesthetic, but it is most widely used recreationally as a stimulant. When used for recreational purposes, cocaine is typically sold in powdered form, which is snorted or burned …

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The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol are two substances that are commonly used together. However, mixing cocaine and alcohol can be dangerous and have serious health consequences. From short-term side effects like nausea, vomiting, and confusion to long-term organ damage and addiction, mixing cocaine and alcohol can take a serious toll on your body. If you or a …

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Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Are you tired of being stuck in a cycle of alcohol use? Are you concerned that you may be a functioning alcoholic? A functioning alcoholic is someone who appears to have it all together on the outside but who struggles with an alcohol use disorder, also known as alcohol addiction. Signs of a functioning alcoholic …

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Xanax Overdose Symptoms to Know

Xanax is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. However, because it is a powerful medication, it can be dangerous if taken in high doses or combined with other substances. It has a potential for abuse and misuse, so it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

If you’re working towards addiction recovery, you know that roadblocks and challenges can make sustainable sobriety difficult. One of the biggest roadblocks is what’s known as dual diagnosis: when a mental health concern and substance use disorder co-exist. Knowing what dual diagnosis is and what to do when you or someone you love has it …

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The Long and Short Term Heroin Effects

What happens when you take heroin? If you’ve ever tried the opioid or have a loved one struggling with heroin addiction, you may be curious about the short- and long-term effects of heroin abuse. However, beyond your curiosity, you need to know that overcoming addiction is possible and that professional help is available. At Promises …

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Warning Signs of Addiction

Addiction isn’t always easy to recognize, even for people close to a loved one struggling with it. While some signs of addiction seem obvious, it’s not uncommon for someone to ignore them. However, ignoring the warning signs of addiction won’t make it go away. In many cases, that only makes things worse. Learning what to …

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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms to Know

Heroin is a highly addictive substance. If it hooked you, you’re probably no longer using it for the high, which becomes increasingly elusive. Instead, you’re trying to keep symptoms of heroin withdrawal at bay. At Promises Behavioral Health, our heroin addiction treatment centers provide support during detox and beyond. Our team of compassionate clinicians will …

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An Explanation of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When people consider getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, there are often other issues at work. For example, many people struggling with mental health problems abuse addictive substances. If your case is like this, rehab specialists must give you an explanation of dual diagnosis treatment when you come to them for professional help …

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The Benefits of Residential Drug Rehab

Government surveys report that over 2 million Americans require drug recovery treatment. Sadly, those same surveys confirm that less than three percent of those who need it will never set foot inside a rehab facility. One might have sympathized with a person who faced hospitalization for drug rehab treatment in the past. Hospitals can feel intimidating …

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