Category: Staying Sober

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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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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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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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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PTSD and Substance Abuse in Military Veterans

Combat is stressful and involves trauma. For military personnel, war can worsen existing substance abuse issues. They can also create new substance use disorders (SUDs). This is the case when potentially addictive pain medication is prescribed for injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken steps to reduce substance abuse. Unfortunately, the rate of…

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5 Ugly Truths About Stimulant Psychosis

Stimulant psychosis is a side effect of stimulant use that can make you have delusions, hallucinate, and be agitated. The symptoms can be severe and it might seem like you’ve lost touch with reality.  The symptoms of stimulant psychosis include: Agitation, or behaving aggressively Hallucinations, or sensing things that aren’t real  Delusions, or having beliefs…

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How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

There are many reasons why someone might decide they want to stop drinking. The most obvious case would be a person who is addicted to alcohol whose life has been ruined by the amount that they drink. But alcoholics are not the only ones who may decide to curb their drinking habit. Alcohol is one…

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Learn the Truth About Physical Dependence vs. Psychological Addiction

Do you know the difference between physical dependence and psychological addiction? It’s common for people to use the term “addiction” when they’re talking about dependence and addiction, but they aren’t the same.  Physical dependence is a condition that happens when your body gets used to having a drug in its system. When you stop using…

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