Entries by Keri S

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Dangers and Side Effects of Abusing Percocet

Percocet is a brand name for an opioid pain killer that combines oxycodone with paracetamol. This is a powerful drug that is meant to treat moderate to severe short-term pain. While a highly effective pain killer, Percocet – and all other opioids – are incredibly addictive. Abusing Percocet can lead to many dangers and side […]

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What Happens if You Stop Taking Xanax Abruptly?

The Dangers of Quitting Xanax Cold Turkey You want to break free, but what happens if you stop taking Xanax abruptly? Xanax is a short-term drug that is helpful for someone going through a very stressful time in their life. They may be going through a period of loss and grief after the death of […]

Can You Die from Alcohol Seizures?

If you are thinking about quitting drinking, you may wonder, “Can you die from alcohol seizures?” For answers to this question, and to learn more about alcohol detox, read on. One of the biggest barriers to giving up drinking is the fear of going through alcohol withdrawals. This concern is not unfounded, as a small […]

Writing Your Story 

The Role of Creativity in the Science of Transformation Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is a recovering drug addict who wrote a book about his journey. Scar Tissue illustrates the importance of accepting one’s dependency in the recovery process. Kiedis’s story proceeds as new scars form atop old scar […]

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Dangers and Side Effects of Abusing Fentanyl

According to the CDC, overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids (such as fentanyl) have seen drastic increases in the last few years. From 2018 to 2019 alone, the number of synthetic opioids overdose deaths increased by 16%. Since 2013, deaths in this category have increased by 12 times. Fentanyl is highly addictive and comes with extreme dangers […]

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment & Rehab

The discussions around marijuana can be confusing. As more and more states legalize cannabis, there’s been a shift of acceptance for this substance. And while that’s not necessarily a problem, it’s essential to recognize that marijuana is still an addictive substance. A substance being legal doesn’t mean it’s safe for reckless, unmonitored, or unrestricted use. […]

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What are Benzodiazepines – How they Work, Abuse and Treatment

Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world but are highly associated with problems including misuse, dependency, diversion, and death from overdose and withdrawal. Those who become dependent on benzodiazepines can be safely treated using drug detox at an addiction treatment center, but those who stop using these drugs without medical […]

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Alcohol Addiction & Abuse: Signs, Effects and Getting Help

According to 2019 statistics, it’s estimated that 14.5 million people ages 12 and older have an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States. Unfortunately, only 7.2% of those people with AUD sought treatment for their condition. Alcohol addiction and abuse are serious conditions that can worsen without treatment. If left unaddressed for an extended period, it […]

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How Does Addiction Affect The Brain?

Many people around America are still not entirely familiar with how addiction works and the effect it has on the brain. With the opioid epidemic and drug overdoses reaching a higher level than ever, though, it’s essential that we demystify addiction. When 46% of Americans or more are close to someone who’s addicted, we all need to […]