Category: For Professionals

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

Are you one of the 14% of Americans who take CBD (cannabidiol) products? You could be wondering how long the substance can show up on a drug screening, especially if you report to a parole board or if you’re searching for a job.    The simplest answer is that you should assume CBD is detectable on…

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Can Drug Abuse Ruin Your Teeth?

You’ve probably heard the term “meth mouth” before, but how much do you know about drug use and its effects on your teeth? Different drugs affect the body in their own ways, but many drugs do affect the mouth. Some of the most common effects include: Bad breath Dry mouth Gum disease Tooth discoloration  Tooth…

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How Long Does Oxycodone Stay in Your System?

The effects of oxycodone don’t last longer than a few hours in most cases, but does that mean that the drug is out of your system that quickly?  Once oxycodone is in your bloodstream, your body starts to filter it out gradually over time. This means after the drug peaks, you’ll start to feel less…

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How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

Adderall is a stimulant drug that’s used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleeping disorders. It’s also known by the generic name amphetamine-dextroamphetamine.  How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Blood? Adderall clears from the bloodstream more quickly than from other bodily substances. You begin testing positive for Adderall 12 to 24 hours after…

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How Long Does Gabapentin Stay in Your System?

What is Gabapentin? In the midst of the opioid epidemic, another drug, gabapentin, has come to the fore. Commonly known by the brand name, Neurontin, gabapentin is also sold as Gralise and Horizant. The drug is available in the following forms: 100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg capsules 300 mg, 600 mg and 800…

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7 Top Risks of Lean (or Purple Drank)

Have you heard of lean? How about purple drank or sizzurp?  These are all names for the same illicit drug.  Lean is a mixture of codeine cough syrup and over-the-counter cold medication mixed with soda and Jolly Rancher hard candies for taste. The color is usually purple from the dye in the cough syrup. It’s…

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Sober Living Homes: Everything You Need to Know

Sober living homes are an important resource for people currently in the recovery process from a substance use disorder. Generally, sober living homes are a place for patients who have finished inpatient treatment and are transitioning ‘back to reality’. They tend to offer a variety of services and amenities that make this transition easier and…

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5 Facts About Drinking on Antidepressants That Will Make You Think Twice

If you take antidepressants for a mood or pain disorder, then you know that the list of possible interactions is long. Alcohol and antidepressants can have serious interactions, ranging from mood disorder symptoms to dangerous blackouts. It’s clear that drinking while on antidepressants is a risk that you shouldn’t take.  The severity of your alcohol…

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5 Questions About Alcohol Use You Should Answer Truthfully

Have you ever found yourself waking up the day after binge drinking still feeling the effects of alcohol and regretting some bad decisions? Or felt guilty about the way your drinking affects your family? Do you reach for a drink as soon as you wake up in the morning?  Alcoholism can sneak up on you,…

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Inpatient Rehab: What to Expect

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a powerful disease. Without proper treatment, addiction can lead to the complete destruction of one’s health, family, social and work life. In the worst-case scenario, an addict can be seriously injured or die as a result of their disease.  Everyone who suffers from an addiction to drugs or alcohol…

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