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Slang and Nicknames for Cocaine

The intoxicant is extracted from the coco plant, which originated in the Andean highlands of South America.1 Natives chewed the leaves or brewed them into a tea to combat fatigue for thousands of years before the Spaniards arrived on their doorstep.2 The pure chemical of cocaine hydrochloride was first extracted in the mid 1900s, and it […]

Adderall vs. Modafinil: How Do They Compare?
Apr 12, 2024

Adderall Adderall is the brand name of a combined form of two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. This combination of drugs has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the sleep disorder narcolepsy (a disorder where a person may experience sleep attacks during the […]

Top Reddit Communities for Resources & Recovery
Apr 10, 2024

Struggling with addiction or mental health issues can be overwhelming, and seeking professional help is crucial for recovery. However, building a supportive community can also play a vital role in the journey to sobriety and recovery. Reddit provides a platform where individuals can find solidarity, share experiences, and access valuable resources.  Here, we’ll explore some […]

Non-Opioid Medications for Pain
Apr 10, 2024

Opioid Pain Management Opioids are a class of medications that interact with opioid receptors in the brain to provide pain relief. 1 Commonly prescribed opioid painkillers include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and codeine. Brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin.1 When people experience acute pain, such as the pain one might experience after surgery, or from […]

Pseudoephedrine: Side Effects, Safety & Uses of Sudafed
Apr 9, 2024

What is Pseudoephedrine? Pseudoephedrine is a drug that has been most commonly used as an ingredient in the previously over-the-counter medication, Sudafed, which is used as a nasal decongestant. Pseudoephedrine is present in some medications without a prescription, and it is available in drugstores behind the pharmacy counter. The US Food and Drug Administration sets […]

What is a Borg? The Latest Social Media Trend for College Students
Mar 29, 2024

What is a Borg? Borg, short for “blackout rage gallon,” refers to gallon-sized jugs containing a mixture of alcohol, typically vodka, and flavored water infused with electrolytes. These jugs often feature various drink mixes and flavor enhancers, aimed at reducing hangover symptoms. Originating from social media platforms like TikTok, borgs have gained popularity among college […]

What Is Heroin Cut With?
Mar 29, 2024

As a Schedule I substance, it has no medical use, and it is only available through illicit black markets. Because of this, nobody even really knows what they will get in a substance marketed as heroin. This drug can easily be “cut” with a variety of difference substances. This means that drug dealers will add […]

Identifying Heroin Paraphernalia: Foil, Spoons, Pipes & More
Mar 29, 2024

In its purest form, heroin is a white powder that may look like cocaine or pure amphetamines. Other varieties include a brownish powder and a black tar-like substance; color and texture changes indicate the introduction of impurities or additives. Heroin Paraphernalia & Methods of Use Once drugs like heroin have impurities or additives in them, […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: How to Support The Cause
Mar 28, 2024

Alcohol Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness about alcohol and alcohol use disorders (AUDs). As a public outreach campaign, it cultivates consciousness regarding everything from the adverse effects of alcohol and its impact on individuals and communities to alcohol use disorder prevention and treatment. So what can you do to support Alcohol Awareness Month? […]

Substance Misuse and Pregnant Women
Mar 28, 2024

Judging, shaming, and stigmatizing individuals are proven to be ineffective approaches for healthy, productive, and lasting change. Instead, they serve as proverbial weapons that tear at the core of an already-fragile human condition—a condition that strives to be valued, to matter, and to be loved. Pregnant women are no exception. A woman battling substance misuse […]

How to Avoid Rehab Scams
Mar 27, 2024

Signs of a Rehab Scam Addiction is an extremely prevalent issue in the United States. According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 13.1 million Americans 12 or older (4.6%) received treatment within the previous 12 months. And the number of people who get treatment is just a small fraction of […]

Recovery Reading List: 17 Best-Selling and/or Award-Winning Books on Addiction and Recovery
Mar 27, 2024

Whether you’ve been to treatment, you’re contemplating rehab, or your loved one is struggling with substance misuse, the more tools you have in your arsenal the better. Everything from inpatient rehab and sober living facilities to peer-support groups and outpatient care can move you or your loved one another step closer to long-term recovery. Self-help […]

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