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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 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 Happens During Heroin Detox?

Heroin is a powerful opioid drug, and the first step to breaking free from its grip is typically heroin detox. As your body detoxes, you can experience uncomfortable heroin withdrawal symptoms, but with the support of a reputable drug detox center, you can get through the process with minimal discomfort. If you or someone you know …

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How Virtual Addiction Treatment Can Work for Your Schedule

Overcoming addiction can be complicated and requires a multifaceted treatment approach. There is no shortage of options for healing from addiction — you can choose from residential treatment facilities, outpatient programs, sober houses, support groups, and more. But if you are looking for an alternative to traditional treatment methods that may be more convenient or …

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What to Expect in Rehab for Young Adults

Addiction treatment programs can be beneficial for many different types of people. However, customized programs can be more effective since they target your needs. A young adult treatment program can provide people in their late teens and twenties with the most appropriate therapies to help them feel understood and respected as they navigate recovery.At Promises …

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How to Support Someone in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a challenging disease that affects every aspect of your life, including your relationships with friends and family members. When someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can be tough to know how best to offer support or if it is safe to be around them when they are under the influence. You …

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September Is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, which is a great time to learn how you can get help or help a loved one who is struggling with addiction or mental health. Plenty of resources are available to help people and their loved ones get through the challenges of mental health and substance use disorders together. Discover …

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