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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

If you are concerned about how long cocaine stays in your system—perhaps because you worry how long the drug’s effects are noticeable or even detectable if you have to take a drug test—it is likely you are struggling with cocaine addiction. Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, and because it …

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Common Relapse Triggers

Cravings and triggers can linger long after your last use, which is a major reason by 40%-60% of people recovering from a substance use disorder experience at least one relapse. A relapse occurs when you begin abusing drugs or alcohol after a period of abstinence. Thus, understanding how to cope with common relapse triggers is …

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Porn Addiction Harms Teens, Marriages, and Real-Life Encounters

Heavy or compulsive use of pornography can have serious consequences for some consumers. Not only does pornography have real addiction potential, but heavy consumption of pornographic materials can disrupt lives in other ways. Porn addiction harms teens, marriages, and real-life encounters. While not all of the very high percentage of people who view porn on …

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Parents’ Habits Influence Drinking Behavior of Children

Parents debate whether their drinking habits affect the choices of their children: should they drink responsibly in front of them or forego alcohol altogether in their presence? If the parents occasionally drink to excess, will it affect their children adversely? New evidence shows that parents’ drinking habits do influence the drinking behavior of their children, …

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Rising Among Teens

Today, the abuse of prescription drugs is rising among teens. This situation could be dangerous for you or your loved one, as prescription drug use can lead to overdose and death. Therefore it is important to use prescription drugs exactly the way your doctor prescribes them. What Has Led to the Misuse of Prescription Drugs …

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Driving Drunk with Child in Car is Now Felony in New York

Former New York governor David Paterson signed a bill called Leandra’s Law on Wednesday This means driving drunk with child in a car is now a felony in New York. Lenny Rosado, the father of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in a drunk-driving accident last month, broke down in tears after the Senate voted …

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Steroids: What You Need to Know

Steroid abuse has plagued professional sports for decades—in fact, members of a Soviet team of professional weightlifters were found to be using testosterone injections to enhance their performance in the World Weightlifting Championships of 1954. Anabolic steroids have been a problem among athletes ever since, and it seems that every year multiple players are suspended …

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How to Recognize a High-Functioning Alcoholic

It has been suggested that about half of alcoholics can be described as high-functioning alcoholics. But do you know how to recognize a high functioning alcoholic? These are people who maintain careers, raise a family, and have plenty of friends – all the while drinking alcoholically. These people are very adept at disguising abusive drinking …

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