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What Is Prescription Meth? | Just Believe Recovery PA
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What Is Prescription Meth?

According to estimates reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as many as 30 percent of illicitly made stimulants in the United States are diverted for non-medical or recreational purposes. This fact is particularly concerning because Americans use around 80 percent of the

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What Is Pill Addiction? | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
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What Is Pill Addiction?

Pill addiction can develop after a person has become physically or emotionally dependent on prescription drugs. This condition can happen unexpectedly, gradually over time, due to regular use, or it can occur due to misuse. Taking too much of the drug too often or using

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Opiates vs Opioids | Is There a Difference? | Just Believe Recovery PA
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Opiates vs Opioids: Is There a Difference?

Opiates are natural, intoxicating compounds derived from the opium poppy. These include codeine, morphine, and thebaine. Opiates are commonly used to treat pain and other health disorders. The term “opiate” also sometimes refers to semi-synthetic substances culled from these natural substances, including heroin. Opioids, comparatively,

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Is Hydrocodone Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery PA
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Is Hydrocodone Addictive?

Hydrocodone is a painkilling central nervous system (CNS) depressant and potent semi-synthetic opioid. Hydrocodone can be habit-forming and lead to dependence within a week of regular use. So, yes, hydrocodone is considered to have the potential to be highly addictive. Typically, hydrocodone addiction begins with

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Fentanyl Withdrawal Timeline and Detox | Just Believe Recovery PA
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Fentanyl Withdrawal Timeline and Detox

The first step of recovering from fentanyl dependence or addiction is to clear the body of fentanyl and its toxic by-products, a process known as detox. As the body eliminates fentanyl and adapts to its absence, the uncomfortable experience of withdrawal will begin to occur.

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Amphetamine Salt Combo and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery PA
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Risks of Using an Amphetamine Salt Combo and Alcohol

Adderall is a medication commonly prescribed to treat the symptom of ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, respectively). Adderall consists of stimulants useful for legitimate medical purposes at proper doses but can potentially be abused. For this reason, the DEA currently classifies it as

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Xanax vs. Ativan | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
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Xanax vs. Ativan

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of mild tranquilizers or sedatives commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorders, muscle spasms, seizures, and insomnia. Ativan is also sometimes used to help with alcohol withdrawal. Ativan (lorazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam) are the most frequently prescribed medications in this

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Risks of Cyclobenzaprine and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery PA
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Risks of Cyclobenzaprine and Alcohol

In 2011, more than 52,000 admissions to hospital emergency departments involved muscle relaxants, and cyclobenzaprine (e.g., Flexeril) accounted for 11,000 of these. Of the 52,000 admissions, 18 percent involved the combination of Flexeril and alcohol. Flexeril is a popular muscle relaxant and central nervous system

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What Is Modalert Abuse? | Just Believe Recovery PA
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What Is Modalert Abuse?

Modalert is a generic version of modafinil manufactured by the drug company Sun Pharma. Modafinil is a prescription stimulant used to treat narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder, which is insomnia that occurs when work hours overlap with regular sleeping hours. It can also be

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How Does Meth Affect the Body? | Just Believe Recovery PA
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How Does Meth Affect the Body?

Methamphetamine (meth) abuse has become increasingly common across the U.S. Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or consumed orally, all of which can harm an individual’s mind and body, resulting in dependence and addiction. All forms of meth, including illicit crystal meth and prescription methamphetamine

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