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Instagram: The Drug Dealer in Your Kid’s Pocket

Instagram has taken off since it launched in October of 2010. As one of the most popular photos and video-sharing platforms in the world, you can find anything that you’re looking for on Instagram. That also includes finding and purchasing illegal drugs through Instagram. How is it possible to buy illegal drugs on social media

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10 Signs and Symptoms Your Loved One Is Addicted to Meth

How to Deal with Someone Addicted to Meth Most people are familiar with “crystal meth face,” as it’s called, which is only an external sign that someone is addicted to meth. The “Faces of Meth” campaign that became a national phenomenon is a perfect example of how meth ravages a person. What is Meth? Crystal

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Understanding Relapse and Recognizing the Signs

What is Relapse? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for drug addiction are similar to other chronic diseases, like high blood pressure. “If people stop following their medical treatment plan, they are likely to relapse,” says one article. We can relapse into old behaviors and actions and even return to our

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Does Your Loved One Need a Drug Intervention?

Trying to help a loved one who is struggling with addiction is never easy. Your loved one may not want help or may not think of themselves as worthy of sobriety. How can you determine if your loved one needs a drug intervention? What can you do to prepare yourself, and what should you do

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How to Help an Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help

When a loved one is struggling with addiction, it can be excruciating for us to watch, especially when they refuse our many attempts to get them help. It may feel hopeless when you are facing someone struggling with substance abuse who doesn’t want your help, and help is the only thing we can offer. There

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Tramadol Addiction: What You Need to Know

The Controlled Substances Act was signed by President Nixon in 1970, and changes are constantly being applied as new dependent drugs are evolving over time. The five types of controlled substances include Narcotics, Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, and Anabolic Steroids. With all eyes recently on the opioid epidemic, it’s surprising that there isn’t more talk about

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How to Tell Your Children You’re Going to Drug Rehab

Deciding to go to rehab is a monumental step towards your recovery. What about your children? Should you tell your children you’re going to drug rehab? Whether they are teenagers, toddlers or adults it’s hard to explain where you’re going. How can you explain drug addiction to a child? When should you explain it? At

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