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9 Risky Tramadol Side Effects and Symptoms

Tramadol use in the U.S. has become more widespread in recent years, with the number of tramadol prescriptions having increased by 88% from 2008 to 2013. Tramadol is a pain reliever that works similarly to opioids like oxycodone, but that produces side effects and symptoms that differ in type and severity, that are often far …

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10 Reasons to Treat Your Bath Salts Drug Abuse Immediately

Bath salts are from a new family of dangerous designer drugs. These highly addictive stimulant drugs are affordable, and easy to obtain, as they are often openly sold in packaging labeled as “plant fertilizer” or “phone screen cleaner.” Bath salts drug abuse leads to bath salts addiction, as well as horrifying side effects including panic …

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Beware: Your Drug Tolerance Can Cause an Overdose

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Opioid overdose in particular has become a huge problem today. In 2015, 33,091 people died of opioid overdose—a rate that has quadrupled since 1999, and a large number of these deaths are linked to drug tolerance issues. Opioids are incredibly …

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Look Out For These 20 Meth Addiction Symptoms

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is used by roughly 4% of the American population. Meth is an illicit stimulant and Schedule II drug with a high potential for abuse, dependency, and addiction, and produces a wide range of serious long-term health problems including tooth loss, anxiety, and hallucinations. Using meth is dangerous for your physical …

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Experts Say the Best Drug Addiction Treatment Lasts 90 Days

Although there is no exact length for drug addiction treatment that works for everyone, studies have shown that a good treatment outcome absolutely depends upon the individual receiving an adequate length of treatment. Leaving treatment too soon puts you at risk of relapse, and in general, 90 day rehab programs are advisable for most patients. …

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7 Signs it’s Time For You to Get Substance Abuse Treatment

Addiction is an unrelenting, widespread problem in our society. Approximately 17.3 million Americans are addicted to alcohol, 4.2 million are addicted to marijuana, 2.5 million are addicted to opioids, and millions more are addicted to stimulants and benzodiazepines. But only two and a half million people are getting the treatment they need. If you are …

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Family and Addiction: Losing Your Family Due to Addiction

Roughly 50% of marriages in which one spouse heavily abuses alcohol are likely to end in divorce. Up to 60% of all intimate partner violence between couples occur due to addiction and substance use disorders. A person’s risk for addiction increases by 50% if addiction runs in the family, or if a person grows up …

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Concerning Facts Behind the Heroin Addiction Rate

Heroin addiction is soaring in the United States today, especially among young adults. The statistics are shocking, demonstrating the major role that the drug is playing in the opioid epidemic. In the past decade, heroin use has more than doubled among Americans ages 18 to 25, and it should be no surprise that along with …

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Breaking News: Are Non Addictive Painkillers Possible?

Between 1991 and 2014, the number of opioid prescriptions written in the United States rose from 76 million a year to 245 million, and yet there has been no change in how much pain Americans suffer. What has changed is our annual number of opioid overdose fatalities, which more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2017. …

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Self Medicating and 5 Other Causes of Addiction

Roughly 50 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illnesses also suffer from addiction, and commonly rely on drugs and alcohol to escape their symptoms. Self medicating is one of the leading causes of addiction, and happens when a person uses drugs and alcohol to cope with emotionally damaging situations, or to mask symptoms of …

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