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What Is Tranq Dope?

Xylazine, also known as “tranq dope,” has been increasing in the drug supply at an alarming rate. Like fentanyl, “tranq dope” is mixed with opioid drugs since it is cheaper and easier to access. However, it is also much more dangerous than opioids and produces more severe withdrawal symptoms. Even more concerning is that most …

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How Do I Motivate Myself to Get Sober?

If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with alcohol addiction, you likely know that you need help and that getting sober is the best thing for you and your family. However, it can be hard to build up the motivation to get sober—especially if you’re stressed out.Taking the first step and talking …

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Tips for a Sober Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, gifts, and quality time with your loved ones. But when recovering from addiction, it can be hard to navigate this holiday, often centered around alcohol consumption and heavy dining. Learning how to have a sober Valentine’s Day while enjoying time with someone special can allow you to look …

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What Are the Side Effects of GHB and Alcohol?

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a CNS depressant that slows the body’s responses. Alcohol is also a depressant and is often combined with GHB to enhance the sedative effects. Unfortunately, mixing these two depressants can increase your risk of adverse side effects. If you are experiencing the troublesome side effects of GHB and alcohol abuse, you can …

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What Is Liquid G?

“Liquid G” is a street name for gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB). It is a depressant drug often used at parties. Although a form of GHB has been approved to treat narcolepsy, this drug is most often used recreationally. People consuming “liquid G,” whether intentionally or unknowingly, can put themselves in danger. You must know how to …

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What Is GHB?

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a depressant drug that has gained popularity as a club or party drug. Partygoers illicitly use this substance for its ability to impart intense feelings of calm and relaxation and lowered inhibitions. Unfortunately, GHB has a dark side, with some people using it to commit assault. Understanding what GHB is and …

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What Is the Link Between Opioid Use and Constipation?

You may not think that opioid use and constipation have much in common, but there is a strong link between the two. Opioid use can cause constipation, and constipation can be a sign of opioid addiction.If you or someone you care about is taking opioids for a medical purpose, it’s essential to be aware of …

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What Is Rainbow Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent. What is rainbow fentanyl, then? It is a particularly dangerous form of the drug that has been linked to many overdoses and deaths.If you or someone you care about is struggling with fentanyl addiction, know there is hope and …

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Benefits of Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a fentanyl addiction, you may feel like there’s no way out—but there is hope. Addiction treatment can help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track. Promises Brazos Valley offers detox and rehab as part of our addiction treatment services in Texas. …

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What to Expect from a Partial Hospitalization Program

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an intensive treatment program that allows you to live at home while getting the help you need to manage addiction or mental health. It is ideal for people who do not require an inpatient stay but need more support than outpatient therapy can provide. Partial hospitalization programs are led …

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