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Benzos and Alcohol Dangers | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Dangers of Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are central nervous system (CNS) depressants commonly used to treat anxiety, seizures, and sometimes alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol is also a potent depressant, and under no circumstances is it considered safe to use these two substances in combination. Effects of Benzos and Alcohol When

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Battling Depressants | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Battling Depressants

There are substances called depressants, but they have nothing to do with depression. Depressants are substances that slow the body and brain down to sometimes dangerous levels. They affect the cardiovascular system. There are different kinds of depressants and the different ways they can affect

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How Dangerous Is Snorting Meth? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

How Dangerous Is Snorting Meth?

Snorting methamphetamine (meth) is a less common means of administration than smoking or injecting, and it induces a less intense high than these other methods. In the short term, snorting meth can harm sinus cavities and the lining of the nose, leading to nosebleeds and

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Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment | Just Believe Recovery
Recovery

Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment

A trauma-informed approach to addiction treatment acknowledges the consequences of addiction as well as trauma. It uses this recognition as a way to facilitate the healing process from both issues. In doing so, it addresses the traumatic events that contributed to addiction, as well as

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Adderall and Meth | How Similar Are They? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Adderall and Meth: How Similar Are They?

Adderall and meth (methamphetamine) are both stimulants that work in similar ways. Both Adderall and meth can be prescribed for the treatment of ADD/ADHD, but meth is most often found in an illicit form on the streets as the product of “cooking” it in clandestine

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Does Alcohol Affect the Kidneys? | Just Believe Recovery
Alcohol Addiction

Does Alcohol Affect the Kidneys?

The kidneys are vital organs that work to filter toxins from the blood, and also play other critical roles. They generally require little attention unless they begin to fail. However, every time a person drinks alcohol, he or she is putting their liver, pancreas, kidneys,

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How Long Does Crack Stay in Your System? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

How Long Does Crack Stay in Your System?

Crack cocaine is a potent, highly-addictive stimulant that induces a brief high, with a half-life of around 15 minutes. There are, however, a number of factors that can influence how long crack can be identified in an individual’s system using the following drug screens: Crack

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Our Addiction | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

Our Addiction

There are so many different things a person can become addicted to. Video games, drugs, alcohol, pornography, the internet, sex, etc. Use your imagination. There is help for all different sorts of addictions. There is a lot of misunderstanding among addiction. What Kinds of Addictions

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Combining Ambien and Alcohol Dangers | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Dangers of Combining Ambien and Alcohol

One of the most significant challenges in treatment for alcoholism is when an individual is regularly mixing alcohol with other substances, either doing so unaware of the consequences or deliberately intensifying intoxication. Moreover, in many cases, patients don’t realize that alcohol and certain medications can

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Different Types of Drugs | Just Believe Recovery Center
Abused Substances

What Are the Different Types of Drugs?

There are four main categories of drugs, classified according to their primary effects. These categories include the following: Also, there are a few substances that do not fit squarely into these categories. An example is MDMA (ecstasy, Molly), which has properties of both a stimulant

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