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Category: Addiction Recovery

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

The current verdict is no. Research shows that most of those who use marijuana do not proceed to abuse other drugs.  Thus, it means that there are other determining factors. However, a few people still do, and major organizations like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest further research on the title.  Remember, …

Will CBD Oil Make Me Fail a Drug Test?

Pure CBD oil will pass a drug test. However, most CBD is not entirely pure and contains a certain percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Drug tests usually screen for THC and its metabolites. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows only 0.3% of THC in any product composition.  Furthermore, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) …

Ambien and Alcohol. Ambien Addiction and Abuse

Mixing of any form of drugs without medical advice is always a dangerous move. A drug may be subtle, but it could turn into poison once it’s combined with other substances. One of such lethal interactions is Ambien and alcohol.  Ambien is a prescription drug known in the pharmaceutical field as Zollpidem. It is commonly …

How Long Does Suboxone Stay in Your System?

Suboxone is a prescription drug comprising buprenorphine and naloxone that is used to treat opioid addiction and dependency. This is done through assistance from licensed medical practitioners, and it has been proven to reduce the likelihood of lethal overdoses greatly. Buprenorphine acts as a partial opioid agonist, while naloxone as an opioid antagonist that inhibits …

Tramadol Withdrawal, Detox, and Treatment

Tramadol is an opioid drug used to relieve pain from moderate to severe levels among individuals. It suppresses sensations of pain by acting on opioid receptors, monoamine reabsorption systems, thereby causing calm and relaxation on an individual. Regular use of tramadol can result in interference of the brain’s chemical messengers, thus altering brain pathways and …

Coronavirus Isolation and Addiction Recovery

COVID-19, caused by coronavirus, was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, people around the world have been asked to practice social distancing and self-isolation. This is a measure put in place to protect ourselves and those around us.  However, this measure can cause relapse …

9 Excuses Addicts Use to Avoid Going to Drug and Alcohol Detox

In 2017 The National Survey on Drug Use and Health discovered that over 20 million people at the time who need substance use disorder treatment. However, only 4 million of these got the required care. The decision to get help for substance use disorder is a highly personal one. Many people experience difficulty when it …

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