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Marijuana Breathalyzer | Just Believe Recovery Center
Addiction News

Scientists Designing a Marijuana Breathalyzer

Chemists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have found a key chemical discovery needed for the development of an electronic marijuana breathalyzer. The research was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Letters. The widespread decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in California and

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What Are Opiates and Why Are They Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

What Are Opiates and What Makes Them So Addictive?

Opiates are alkaloid compounds derived from the opium poppy plant. Opiates are usually classified as Schedule II drugs by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), which indicate that while the drugs are deemed acceptable for some medical reasons, they also are considered to have a high

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Drugs, Mental Health, and The Correctional System | Just Believe Recovery

Drugs, Mental Health, and The Correctional System

Drugs, mental illnesses, and jail or prison go hand-in-hand. Most people sent to jail and currently in jail have had or have a drug problem or a mental health disorder. Drug and alcohol abuse are a huge problem in America. Many mental illnesses go undiagnosed.

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Xarelto and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery Center
Alcohol Addiction

Xarelto and Alcohol

Xarelto (generic rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots and heart arrhythmia. Without treatment, these disorders can cause strokes, so the use of Xarelto may be essential to save an individual from debilitating or even life-threatening complications. Consumer Reports states that

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How to Get off Adderall | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

How to Get off Adderall

A doctor or addiction specialist should always be involved during Adderall withdrawal. Uncomfortable side effects can manifest in those who discontinue the drug’s use too abruptly. A physician can devise a tapering schedule for those who choose the weaning method, which will typically last for

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How Bad Can Heroin Really Be? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

How Bad Can Heroin Really Be?

Heroin is an opioid. Opioids have been used for thousands of years. Opioids come from a plant called a poppy plant. So, humans have known about this plant and drug for a long time. Some heroin is made in a laboratory.  Addiction to heroin is

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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Cocaine is a potent stimulant that can induce feelings of euphoria and energy. Repeated use can also result in brain changes as well as dysfunction in the central nervous system (CNS). When an individual who is physically dependent on cocaine suddenly stops using, his or

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Is It Dangerous to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Is It Dangerous to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey?

Alcohol is among the most commonly used addictive substances in the U.S. and worldwide. Despite its legality in most areas and high availability, alcohol, when used in excess, can lead to a myriad of physical, emotional, and social issues. If a person drinks alcohol consistently

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How to Recognize Drug Overdose Symptoms | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

How to Recognize Drug Overdose Symptoms

Drug and alcohol abuse comes with the heightened risk of severe side effects, including overdose and death. Drug overdoses are usually unintentional. This means that an individual uses more of a prescription drug than directed by a physician, abuses an illicit drug, such as heroin,

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How to Help Yourself | Just Believe Recovery
Mental Health

How to Help Yourself

You are the driving force of, well, you. There are things that happen along the way that may morph or shape that driving force, but it comes from within. Scars, or motivation, or an illness dictate the way we take care of ourselves. How can

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