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How Dangerous Is It To Shoot Up Drugs? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

How Dangerous is it to Shoot Up Drugs?

Shooting up, or injecting, substances is one of the most dangerous ways to consume drugs. There are a lot of different drugs, even alcohol, that can be injected directly into the bloodstream. The adverse effects it has on the body vary from infections, abscesses, overdoses,

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Dangers of Combining Lean and Weed | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

Dangers of Combining Lean and Weed

Marijuana, when used in combination with opiates, such as the prescription drug codeine, can cause potentially harmful interactions to the brain and body. Codeine is sometimes abused by mixing it with soda and hard candy in a concoction commonly known as “Lean” or “Purple Drank.”

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The Risks of Snorting Vyvanse | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

The Risks of Snorting Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a potent stimulant usually prescribed for persons with ADD/ADHD and is generally considered safe when used as directed for a legitimate medical purpose. Abusing Vyvanse, however, such as by snorting it, can have many potentially hazardous consequences, including addiction and overdose. Whenever a

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What Is Amphetamine? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

What Is Amphetamine?

Amphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant commonly prescribed for the treatment of ADD/ADHD or narcolepsy. Amphetamine abuse has become a significant challenge facing the United States. Prescription stimulants, such as Adderall, along with illicit amphetamines like methamphetamine, are highly addictive and potentially harmful

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What Happens When You Overdose? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

What Happens When You Overdose?

An overdose on drugs or alcohol can lead to life-threatening effects. These effects will vary depending on the substance(s) used. In general, however, an overdose in any form will likely cause confusion and disorientation, profoundly slowed respiration and heart rate, and can result in an

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Fentanyl vs. Heroin | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
Abused Substances

Fentanyl vs Heroin

Fentanyl and heroin are both opioid drugs that bind to specific receptors in the brain, thereby mitigating sensations of pain and inducing feelings of pleasure and reward. Both are incredibly potent, fast-acting, and can be lethal in just one dose. Fentanyl vs. Heroin: The Basics

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What Is Carfentanil? | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
Abused Substances

What Is Carfentanil?

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that induces effects similar to heroin, but it is as much as 50,000 times more potent. It is an analog of fentanyl—another powerful painkiller used to mitigate severe pain and in clinical settings for general anesthesia. However, unlike fentanyl, carfentanil

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Is LSD Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
Abused Substances

Is LSD Addictive?

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), commonly referred to as acid, is not considered physically addictive. However, regular users can develop tolerance as well as emotional dependence and, therefore, benefit from professional treatment. Substance abuse rehab programs are designed to help individuals stop using LSD, other drugs,

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How to Tell If Someone Is Sniffing Coke | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

How to Tell If Someone Is Sniffing Coke

It may take diligence to recognize when a friend or family member is abusing cocaine. Knowing what signs and symptoms to look for is critical, and these will become more severe and obvious over time as the individual falls further and further into addiction. Signs

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Is Gabapentin Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

Is Gabapentin Addictive?

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is not classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a controlled substance, as it is considered to have a relatively low potential for abuse—although it is possible. It is not believed that gabapentin can cause physical dependence, but emotional dependence may occur. If

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