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What Are Percs? | Percocet Effects and Addiction | Just Believe Recovery
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What Are Percs?: Percocet Effects and Addiction

“Percs” is a slang term that refers to the opioid Percocet. Percocet is a common prescription drug that consists of the narcotic painkiller oxycodone and acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Like other opioids, Percs are known to be remarkably addictive. The high number of

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Can you mix alcohol and Ritalin? | Just Believe Recovery
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Can You Mix Alcohol and Ritalin?

Alcohol is a substance that can be all around us. Even people struggling with substance abuse or addiction have to face alcohol consumption at parties and celebrations. As a result, a lot of people ask the question, “can you mix alcohol and Ritalin?”. Most people

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Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms | Just Believe Recovery
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Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms related to tramadol typically onset about 12 hours after the last usage. These will peak in number and severity within 2-3 days after the previous dose then subside after about one week. Tramadol is an opioid available by prescription only. It is indicated

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Is Adderall a Controlled Substance? | Just Believe Recovery
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Is Adderall a Controlled Substance?

Adderall is a prescription central nervous system (CNS) stimulant commonly used to treat symptoms of ADD/ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) such as distractibility and an inability to focus. Adderall and Adderall XR are classified as Schedule II controlled substances because they are considered to have

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Risks of Combining Hydroxyzine and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery
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Risks of Combining Hydroxyzine and Alcohol and Other Substances

Hydroxyzine (brand name Vistaril) is in a drug class known as antihistamines. Its primary use is as an antihistamine, and it is especially effective for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis, though it is also used to treat nausea and anxiety. However, according to research, there is

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Gabapentin (IG322) | Just Believe Recovery Center
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Gabapentin (IG322): Abuse, Dependence, and Withdrawal

Gabapentin (Neurontin, IG322) is an anticonvulsant medication used to relieve neuropathic pain and treat restless legs syndrome. Gabapentin is also used for several off-label uses, such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and alcohol dependence. Gabapentin’s structure is similar to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the brain and body’s

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What Is a Xanax Hangover? | Just Believe Recovery
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What Is a Xanax Hangover?

Xanax (alprazolam) is a prescription medication prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. This drug is part of the benzodiazepine (benzo) drug class and is among the most frequently abused prescription substances throughout the U.S. As with other benzos, Xanax comes with the risk of

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Benzodiazepine Overdose | Just Believe Recovery
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Benzodiazepine Overdose

When used as prescribed, it is rare for benzodiazepine (benzo) use to result in a lethal overdose. However, when a person takes an excessive amount or combines it with another substance, the risk for overdose increases. Signs of benzo overdose include the following: Excessive doses

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What Are Tranquilizers and Sedatives? | Just Believe Recovery
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What Are Tranquilizers and Sedatives?

A licensed health provider should not write prescriptions for tranquilizers or sedatives without weighing the potential advances and disadvantages. If he or she thinks you could benefit from them, they have valid reasons. But it’s vital to know that many of these medications aren’t inherently

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When Is Partial Hospitalization the Right Move for Addiction?
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When Is Partial Hospitalization the Right Move for Addiction?

Addiction, the commonly used term for a substance use disorder, is a complex disease. In the early stages of addiction, it’s possible for a person to attempt recovery on their own, quitting the substance cold turkey and overcoming the behavioral patterns that led to addiction

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