Drug Addiction

What are Stimulants?

Stimulants push the human body beyond its ordinary limits. You can dance all night, have marathon sex that lasts for days, lose weight without trying, meet difficult deadlines at work without losing focus or catching any shut-eye—all while feeling invincible and uninhibited. It’s easy to understand this supposed appeal. However, like all things that sound …

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Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal

Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal Addiction to methamphetamine (meth) continues to be a serious problem nationwide. Not only is it one of the most addictive substances, but it’s challenging to quit. When one does quit, the withdrawal process can be excruciating and dangerous. A meth addiction treatment center is the safest place to get through their …

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Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose

Cocaine overdose can happen to a chronic cocaine abuser or someone trying it for one night. That’s why it’s so important to know how to recognize the symptoms of cocaine overdose—and where the nearest cocaine rehab center is in your area. Call 844.875.5609 to speak with someone from Promises Behavioral Health about spotting cocaine overdose …

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Common Street Names for Prescription Painkillers

Did you know that the effects on the brain of the two most commonly prescribed prescription opioids—hydrocodone and oxycodone—are virtually indistinguishable from those of heroin? The addictive nature of prescription opioids is partially responsible for the current prescription drug crisis and the vast underground market in which people buy and sell these drugs illegally. If …

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Side Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine, or meth, stimulates your central nervous system. Whether it’s called crystal meth, meth, ice, blue, or any other street term, methamphetamine has powerful effects on your brain and body. It can cause short-term and long-term side effects. The drug can cause physical dependence and addiction regardless of uncomfortable meth side effects. If you want …

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The Dangers of Benzodiazepines

The dangers of opioids have received significant media attention over the last several years and rightfully so.  Opioid overdoses killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. But what the media should also be paying attention to is the danger presented by another commonly prescribed class of drugs: benzodiazepines. “Benzos” …

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How Do Meth Addicts Differ From ADHD Drug Abusers?

Methamphetamine addiction is a serious problem, and many people turn to it as an alternative to taking prescription medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But this is an extremely dangerous choice to make, as methamphetamine use carries with it a high risk of addiction and other serious health problems. If you or a loved …

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Cocaine and Weight Loss

Does cocaine make you lose weight? Though there’s a connection between cocaine and weight loss, especially during the initial use period, it may cause individuals to gain weight over time. Additionally, cocaine use carries severe physical and mental health risks, and the longer a person takes cocaine, the more likely they are to become addicted. …

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