national drug overdose statistics

Drug Overdose Statistics

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high of 107,600 Americans in 2021. That number is a dramatic increase over previous years and is higher than the rate of people who died from other causes such as suicide and AIDS. Though this statistic is alarming, it might be unsurprising if…

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Side Effects of Meth

While TV shows and movies often focus on the alarming changes to meth users’ appearance – including skin sores, gum disease and advanced tooth decay – these sensationalized depictions do not always align with the realities of meth use. Over time, methamphetamine abuse can affect virtually every organ in your body, and contrary to well-worn…

is Molly addictive?

Is Molly Addictive?

Molly is a synthetic drug also known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). A German science and technology company called Merck developed it back in 1912 and it was used for psychotherapeutic services in the 1970s. In the 80s, its use shifted to the streets, where it developed its current reputation as a party drug.  How Does Molly…

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Meth Psychosis Symptoms

People using methamphetamine might eventually incur psychosis. A study conducted by Psychiatry Research discovered that 36% of meth users develop psychosis symptoms. This guide shows you what symptoms characterize psychosis, how meth affects the body and treatment options.  What are the Symptoms of Meth Psychosis? Here are some of the traits people with this illness…

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How to Detox From Weed

Even if you’re not a health enthusiast always looking to stay current with the latest research for living your best life, you’ve probably heard of trends like intermittent fasting, juice cleanses and detoxing various substances from your body. All it takes is a quick Google search to find hundreds of thousands of articles promising the…

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MAT: Combination of Psychotherapy and Medication

Addiction is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged treatment strategy to address all its facets simultaneously. One of the most successful approaches has proven to be medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of specific, FDA-approved medications to relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by the chemical imbalances related to prolonged substance abuse. One…

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Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiates include both prescription medications, like fentanyl, and illicit drugs, like heroin. Fentanyl is more powerful than morphine and heroin, and is physically addictive. When you become addicted, fentanyl withdrawal symptoms may require medical intervention, making it dangerous to stop using without help from a fentanyl addiction treatment center. Opiates are among the most commonly abused…