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The Effects of Meth on the Brain and Body

Meth or methamphetamine, also known as blue, crystal, ice, meth, and speed, is a highly addictive stimulant. Often in the form of blue or clear tinted crystals, meth is commonly smoked, snorted, or injected. It is similar to, but [...]

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Long Term Effects of LSD

What is LSD? LSD, known on the street as acid, is such a strong hallucinogen that the doses taken are very small – typically just several micrograms. The chemical lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesized from lysergic acid, [...]

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What Are Distress Tolerance Skills For Addiction?

Distress tolerance is a very useful concept to think about when recovering from addiction. Simply put, distress tolerance refers to your ability to withstand (tolerate) emotional pain or distress. When you start using drugs or alcohol, they quickly lower your [...]

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Military Personnel At High-Risk For Opioid Abuse

The United States opioid epidemic is hitting the military population especially hard. According to DrugAbuse.gov rates of prescription opioid misuse are higher among service members than among civilians. Veterans are also more likely to suffer a fatal opioid overdose than [...]

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When Opioid Addiction Meets Sesame Street

Many people are familiar with the classic children’s television show Sesame Street, which first debuted in 1969 and has become a staple in the lives of many families across the globe. The show’s impact has cross many generations and has [...]

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