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Can Drug Abuse Cause Tooth Decay?

Drug abuse has been linked to many oral health problems, including tooth decay. People who use drugs often don’t take proper care of their teeth, and this can lead to cavities and other dental issues. In addition, the drug itself may cause damage to the enamel of the teeth, leading to further decay. Remember that …

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Symptoms of a Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl is an opioid substance that is highly potent and addictive. Addiction and overdose of fentanyl can be deadly, so a person struggling with a fentanyl-related problem must seek treatment at an opioid rehab center immediately.  It’s never too late for treatment. However, the earlier help is sought, the better the chances of a positive …

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Poly-Addiction and the Problem of Switching Addictions

People often develop an addiction to more than one substance. This is called poly-addiction or polysubstance addiction. Some of the most common combinations are alcohol and drugs, such as benzodiazepines or opiates. When a person is addicted to multiple substances, it’s more difficult to stop using them because they create a powerful effect on the …

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Signs of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a combination medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, or major depressive disorder (MDD). It is classified as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. When used as prescribed, this medication can help you to stay focused, feel alert and pay attention. It’s also a drug that is commonly abused. Because its stimulating qualities …

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What is Lean Drink?

What is lean drink but the house party drug of choice? It mixes promethazine and codeine-containing cough syrup with a carbonated soda. Most importantly, it’s an addictive substance with a high overdose risk and potential addiction. Call 844.875.5609 to speak with someone from the knowledgeable team at Promises Behavioral Health about what lean is and …

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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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How Opioid Use Affects Your Looks

If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid addiction, seek professional help. Call 844.875.5609 to speak with someone from Promises Behavioral Health about how opioid use can affect your looks, how to spot signs of opioid use, and how our opioid addiction treatment program throughout the United States can help you or a …

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