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Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin withdrawal is usually not life-threatening, despite the extreme discomfort an individual may endure. That said, in rare instances, persistent vomiting and diarrhea may occur. If not treated, these effects can lead to severe dehydration, hypernatremia (elevated blood sodium), and heart failure. Moreover, although uncommon,

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Cocaine and Xanax | Risks of Combined Use | Just Believe Recovery
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Cocaine and Xanax: Risks of Combined Use

Cocaine and Xanax (alprazolam) are two common drugs of abuse and are thought to be even more dangerous when used together. Despite the potential risks involved, the practice of mixing stimulants like cocaine (“uppers”) with depressant drugs like Xanax (“downers”) is not uncommon among people

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What Are Dissociative Drugs? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

What Are Dissociative Drugs?

Dissociative drugs are a class of psychoactive substances having hallucinogenic properties. They are known for causing perceptual changes in users involving sight, sound, and associations with one’s surroundings. As the name implies, they also induce feelings of dissociation from oneself and the environment. When abused,

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Cocaine Overdose | Just Believe Recovery
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Can A Cocaine Overdose Kill You?

Cocaine is an addictive stimulant. No antidote for the drug exists, so a cocaine overdose is potentially lethal. Cocaine is derived from the South American coca leaf. Over 100 years ago, scientists isolated the purified chemical that is cocaine. Early on, cocaine appeared in several

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Is Prozac Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

Is Prozac Addictive?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a prescription antidepressant medication in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works to boost serotonin levels in the brain, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of reward and well-being. When serotonin levels are low or unstable, this can

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Is Alcohol a Hallucinogen? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Is Alcohol a Hallucinogen?

There are four main categories of intoxicating drugs: depressants, stimulants, painkillers, and hallucinogens. Alcohol is classified as a CNS (central nervous system) depressant. This designation indicates that it mitigates activity in the CNS and can ultimately induce effects such as perilously depressed respiration, slowed heart

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Modafinil vs. Adderall | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

Modafinil vs. Adderall

Modafinil (Provigil) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine) are medications prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy. Adderall, however, is more often used to address symptoms of ADD/ADHD. They are also sometimes used for non-medical purposes as study aids to increase productivity. However, significant disparities in their chemical structures

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What Are Gateway Drugs? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

What Are Gateway Drugs?

A popular theory backed by some evidence is that the use of certain intoxicating and habit-forming substances considered less harmful than others can progress into the use of more potent and addictive drugs. Such substances associated with increasingly intense drug use are commonly referred to

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What Is Gray Death? | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

What Is Gray Death?

“Gray death,” or “grey death,” are street names given to a drug that began causing problems in certain regions in the U.S. between 2016-2017. It often contains a blend of opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and Pink (U-47700), among others. Potencies and the concentration of ingredients

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Phentermine and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

Phentermine and Alcohol: Safe to Combine?

Phentermine (Adipex-P, Pro-Fast) is the most common weight loss remedy prescribed by health providers in the U.S. to help their patients lose weight. It’s primarily used among the obese or who have medical issues related to being overweight. Phentermine is in a class of drugs

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