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The Dangers of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl abuse has become a serious public health crisis, but for those experiencing it on an individual level, the costs are extreme. While most drugs present dangers, fentanyl creates risks that require immediate treatment.

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Overdose Education: What Is Narcan and How Does It Work?

Any time you misuse drugs, there’s a chance of overdose. That’s why it’s important to have some overdose education if you or anyone in your life uses opioids or other substances. You can start by learning the basics about Narcan.

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Benefits of a Meth Detox Program

Now that you have decided to stop using meth, you need to consider where and how you will go through meth detox. If you are unsure where to start, you may want to speak with a treatment specialist at a South Florida detox center like Summit Detox. A detox program offers various services such as…

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Opiate vs. Opioid: What Is the Difference?

What is the difference between opiate vs. opioid? The term opiate refers to any drug that is extracted naturally from the poppy plant.

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What Are Opiates?

Opiate are a commonly referenced and used drug. But what are opiates and how do they work? Opiates, and their synthetic counterpart, opioids, are prescription drugs that are commonly used to treat pain.

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What to Expect During Opiate Detox

Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. Currently, the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with 78 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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What Is Fentanyl?

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alert to health professionals, public health departments, first responders, and others about the increase in fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths throughout the United States.

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Fentanyl High

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate that is up to 100 times more potent than morphine. For this reason, a fentanyl high is addictive and lethal. Long-term use of fentanyl can lead to a wide range of side effects, including severe withdrawal symptoms. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) classifies fentanyl as a synthetic opioid.

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What is Purple Drank?

You may be asking, “What is purple drank?” Purple drank (also known as Lean) is an illicit drug that contains codeine cough syrup, a carbonated beverage, and hard candy. Codeine comes from the poppy plant and has the same effects as morphine. This is why the drug is popular with users.

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Opiate withdrawal symptoms can occur within just a few hours after entering detox. Once they start, the opiate withdrawal timeline may spread out over several days. Common withdrawal symptoms include nausea, muscle cramping, depression, anxiety, and severe cravings.

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