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Dangers of Injecting Cocaine | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Dangers of Injecting Cocaine

Injecting cocaine is very risky and can lead to numerous adverse effects. While it’s more commonly snorted as a white powder or smoked in the form of the crack), it can be liquified and injected similarly to heroin. Cocaine is a stimulating drug, meaning that

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Is Addiction a Mental Illness? | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), addiction to intoxicating substances is believed to be a mental illness, and state that a “substance use disorder changes normal desires and priorities [and] changes normal behaviors and interferes with the ability to work, go to

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Methadone Addiction | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

Methadone Addiction

Methadone is a long-acting synthetic analgesic (painkilling) drug commonly used to treat heroin addiction or dependency on more potent and dangerous opioids. When used as prescribed, methadone can be very effective at treating opiate addiction, but as an opioid itself, nonetheless, it still has some

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What Is Robotripping? | Just Believe Recovery Center
Addiction

What Is Robotripping?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a substance present in dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) medications, often under brand names, such as Robitussin, Vicks, and Theraflu. It can also be found in a variety of forms, including liquid, gelcaps, and tablets. Reports of abuse of DXM reach back several

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What Is the Ice Drug? | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

What Is the Ice Drug?

Methamphetamine (aka meth, crystal meth, or ice) is a powerful stimulant known for its euphoric and energy-boosting effects. Meth comes in several forms, but when found illicitly, it is most commonly an odorless powder that can be snorted or liquified for injection, or a more

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Marijuana and Anxiety | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

Marijuana and Anxiety

People often use marijuana to experience feelings of relaxation and well-being. But, for many, marijuana use can also incite short-term feelings of anxiety or paranoia. While more potent strains and heavy use are more likely to instigate these adverse states, for some, even occasional use

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Alcohol and Anxiety | Just Believe Recovery Center
Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol and Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural reaction related to the brain’s “fight or flight” response mechanism. For some, however, anxiety is not a temporary concern due to entirely reasonable circumstances. Instead, it is pervasive and may increase in severity over time. As a result, symptoms can begin

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Risks and Effects of the Khat Drug | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Risks and Effects of the Khat Drug

Khat (also spelled as “qat” or “cot”) is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Chewing the leaves for their stimulating effects has been a traditional practice among individuals living in these areas for centuries. In the United States,

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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Sober | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Sober

There is considerable support for individuals dedicated to sustaining recovery from drugs or alcohol, especially during the holiday season. The added stresses of purchasing gifts, attending gatherings, and dealing with certain relatives can magnify urges and threaten resolutions that were recently solid and perhaps even

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Dependent Personality Disorder | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Dependent Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

Compared to many other personality disorders, dependent personality disorder (DPD) remains less discussed, although it is believed to be relatively common. Furthermore, it can be an extremely debilitating condition that places enormous strain on loved ones and interpersonal relationships. If left unaddressed, DPD can dramatically

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