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How Long Does Methamphetamine Stay in Your System?

Methamphetamine, or meth as it’s commonly known, is a synthetic, highly addictive central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Consumption results in a rush that lasts between five minutes and half an hour depending on whether the drug is snorted, injected, smoked or ingested. The drug takes effect very quickly in most cases – about 15 minutes…

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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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What is Robotripping?

The popular cough medicine, Robitussin, is a common means of getting high. Hence, abusing cough medicines in general is known as ‘Robotripping’. A robotrip lasts for between half an hour and six hours. The duration depends largely on dosage and the presence of other substances in the system, such as DXM. What is DXM? Dextromethorphan,…

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Are People Who Drink Alcohol Less Healthy?

There’s plenty of public debate about alcohol and its effects on your health, but who’s right? Is a glass of wine a day perfectly fine, or are you doomed to poor health if you drink alcohol?  The reality is, alcohol affects different people in different ways. Some people can drink alcohol socially with no ill…

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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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