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Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: Killing the Party Crowd at an Alarming Rate

The opioid epidemic is an American tragedy that is not slowing down. Rather, it is steam-rolling its way through every type of community in every state. In years gone by, opioid overdoses weren’t commonly discussed in places such as college campuses and the suburbs. It’s not that people weren’t dying from opioids, it’s that people were dying in lower-income areas. …Read More

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What are the Signs of Cocaine Withdrawal?

The intensity of the ups and downs with cocaine use is intense.  A good comparison is riding a roller coaster versus riding the kiddie train you will find in under-36-inches-tall-land.  Cocaine produces an intense euphoria during use.  This is caused by a surge of dopamine into the pleasure center of the brain.  Naturally, the brain becomes very chemically imbalanced during …Read More

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Why On Earth Is There So Much Crying In Treatment?

                Famous actor Johnny Depp is quoted for saying, “People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.” Crying has become synonymous with weakness. This is especially true for those who come into recovery not having felt or processed their emotions in many years. It takes …Read More

Quitting Addiction

Quitting Addiction, Avoiding Relapse, and Maintaining Sobriety

Addiction is a Dependency Addiction is a chemical dependency and a chronic disease. When a person becomes addicted to a substance, the cycle can be difficult to break due to changes in brain chemistry and functioning. There are also psychological and emotional dependencies that are intertwined with the chemical elements of addiction. These dependencies can make quitting addiction difficult, especially …Read More