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Although cocaine detox may not be as severe as withdrawal related to other drugs or alcohol, it does come with its own unique set of challenges. Detoxing from some substances, including alcohol, can cause severe or even life-threatening physical effects. Cocaine withdrawal, however, leads to
According to statistics, an estimated 10 percent of U.S. persons experience a substance disorder at some point in their lives. Addiction tends to be an unyielding, chronic disease, and once a person is afflicted, he or she will remain affected for life. Like other chronic
Due to the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, identifying and diagnosing opioid use disorder (OUD) in affected persons has become more critical than ever. Discovering if, in fact, a loved one is engaging in opioid abuse or is suffering from an active addiction
Spice and K2 are synthetic intoxicating drugs that typically consist of various chemicals sprayed onto plant material that can be used for smoking. K2 is also found in liquid form and, as such, can be inhaled through vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Although these drugs are commonly
Narcan (naloxone) is a nasal spray that effectively serves as an opioid antagonist and an overdose-reversal remedy. If a person overdoses on opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, prompt delivery of naloxone cancels the substance’s effects by replacing opioids active on the brain receptors and
Most medications, including Suboxone and Xanax, come with the potential for adverse effects that can be amplified when multiple medications are used in combination. Unfortunately, some individuals using Suboxone may do so in addition to Xanax without a prescription, also known as drug diversion. They