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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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Experts are Still Looking for the Right Medication for Cocaine Addiction

Believe it or not, there is no FDA-approved medication that is effective in treating cocaine addiction. There are many forms of effective treatment, such as participating in therapy, residing at a treatment center, attending 12-step meetings, etc. However, medications can often make withdrawal and fighting cravings easier. The good news is that there are other types of medication that have …Read More

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The Use of Acupuncture in Recovery from Addiction

It is becoming more and more apparent that in order for recovery from addiction to be successful, it needs to be holistic. It needs to address all facets of a person’s life. And for this reason, more addiction treatment centers are including services like meditation, yoga, and acupuncture in their treatment regime. And it’s not only treatment centers, but recovering …Read More