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Ambien Overdose | Just Believe Recovery Addiction Treatment
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Ambien Overdose

Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative/hypnotic available only by prescription. It is typically used to treat insomnia and other sleep disturbances. Ambien helps put the person’s brain into the hypnagogic state that is between waking and sleeping. Of great relevance, individuals who experience sleep disorders tend

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Toradol vs. Tramadol | Just Believe Recovery Center
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Toradol vs. Tramadol

Toradol (ketorolac) and tramadol (e.g., Ultram) are two prescription medications approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to relieve pain. While tramadol is an opioid and, therefore, a controlled substance, Toradol is not currently scheduled as a potential drug of abuse by the DEA

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Dangers of Snorting Suboxone | Just Believe Recovery
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Dangers of Snorting Suboxone

As an opioid used to address dependence and addiction on more powerful drugs, the function of Suboxone is comparable to that of methadone. However, methadone is strictly controlled by the government and only available at specialized treatment centers or maintenance programs. Conversely, Suboxone can be

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Clonazepam Overdose | Just Believe Recovery Center
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Clonazepam Overdose

Clonazepam (brand name Klonopin) is an anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant drug used to treat anxiety, panic, and certain seizure disorders. Signs of a clonazepam overdose may include the following: A clonazepam overdose is rarely fatal, so if you believe that you or someone you know has

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How to Tell If Someone Is On Meth | Just Believe Recovery
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How to Tell If Someone Is On Meth

Methamphetamine (aka meth or crystal meth) is a stimulant similar to amphetamine that is most often found illicitly. Meth is typically more potent than prescription amphetamines and is only rarely used for any legitimate medical purpose. Meth is usually purchased from a dealer on the

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Cymbalta Withdrawal | Just Believe Recovery Center
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Cymbalta Withdrawal

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a popular antidepressant used to treat various conditions, including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. Although Cymbalta is not considered to cause addiction, Cymbalta patients are likely to encounter withdrawal symptoms, referred to as “discontinuation syndrome,” when they quit

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Ritalin Withdrawal and Treatment | Just Believe Recovery
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Ritalin Withdrawal and Treatment

Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a prescription CNS (central nervous system) stimulant. It is most often prescribed for ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and sometimes for narcolepsy. It can produce effects similar to cocaine or meth when abused and is considered to have a high potential for dependence.

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Benzo Fury Abuse | Symptoms and Treatment | Just Believe Recovery
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Benzo Fury Abuse: Symptoms and Treatment

Benzo Fury is a slang term that may refer to several chemical compounds of benzofuran, such as 5-APB or 6-APB. Benzofuran consists of amphetamine and phenylethylamine, and as such, and is a stimulant. Benzo Fury has nothing to do with benzodiazepines, which are CNS depressants

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Ativan Overdose | Just Believe Recovery Addiction Treatment
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Ativan Overdose

Ativan (lorazepam) is a short-acting benzodiazepine that works by increasing the bioavailability of the neurochemical GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain. GABA reduces or depresses activity in the CNS (central nervous system) and induces a sedating effect on the mind and body. An overdose of

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Dangers of Using Steroids and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery
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Dangers of Using Steroids and Alcohol

Steroids and alcohol together pose a dangerous combination that can impact vital systems in the body, including the heart, liver, kidneys, immune system, gastrointestinal system, and can even lead to severe mental health issues. Alcohol Use Statistics Alcohol use is common among adults and even

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