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Depression and Addiction

Depression is a form of mental illness that affects how you think, act, feel, and engage with your life. When depression exists alongside a substance use disorder, this is called a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder. These conditions are difficult to diagnose and treat, because the symptoms of each tend to overlap with one…

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What Are the Dangers of Taking Lorazepam and Xanax?

Lorazepam and Xanax are similar drugs. They’re both benzodiazepines. These are drugs that treat conditions including:  Anxiety Alcohol withdrawal Chronic pain Insomnia Panic disorders  Seizures Benzodiazepines work by affecting the way your brain cells respond to stress. There’s a chemical in your brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. This chemical slows down the brain’s response…

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How to Get Ecstasy Out of Your System

Are you trying to get ecstasy out of your system? Long-term ecstasy use can cause problems. But getting the drug out of your system can be hard on your own.  Ecstasy is also called MDMA or molly. It’s a popular party drug because it causes a strong feeling of euphoria. It doesn’t have any medical…

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How Long Does Ecstasy Stay in Your System?

Ecstasy is a drug that has properties of both stimulant drugs and hallucinogenic drugs. Some common stimulant drugs are cocaine and methamphetamine. Common hallucinogens include LSD and ‘magic mushrooms’. Ecstasy’s effects include certain attributes of these drugs’ effects. The primary active ingredient in ecstasy is MDMA. However, ecstasy is often found in a pressed pill…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

The way that marijuana is perceived is changing fast in the United States. In the past decade, several states have legalized the drug, and it seems that momentum is building towards federal legalization. But as marijuana becomes more popular and less frowned upon, new research is showing that the drug may not be as harmless…

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How Long Does OxyContin Stay in Your System?

OxyContin is a pain medication that’s used to treat severe pain. It’s also known as oxycodone. Doctors use it for chronic pain, cancer pain, and surgical pain. It works for an extended period of time, so it’s a good choice for pain that isn’t short-term.  Like other opiate drugs, OxyContin is often abused. It causes…

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Sober Date Ideas

Research suggests that millennials are cutting down their alcohol consumption. Instead, they’re opting to participate in wellness events. They recognize that alcohol ages the body and decreases longevity. Clearly, sobriety is not just a lifestyle choice for those in recovery. Some people choose to be teetotalers or reduce their intake for health reasons. Others opt…

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How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Central Nervous System?

Alcohol and Your Nervous System The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. The CNS uses our senses to receive and manage information from our environment. It directs the rest of our body to respond in collaboration with the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS runs along our limbs, organs and…

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Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 07:41 pmAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been super successful in helping people achieve long-term sobriety.  However, there are alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that are also evidence-based.  Additionally, Some of these alternatives target those who may be intimidated by the idea of abstinence, but still hope to manage their abuse…

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Following Doctor’s Orders to Beat Opiate Addiction

With the recent explosion of opiate addiction grabbing headlines, and the world desperate for answers, at Recovering Champions we get asked the same question every day: “What works?”   We like to restate the question as: “What do you find is working best?” This question is better, because anybody who tries to give a definitive…

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