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What Are Benzos?

What are benzos? They are a synthetic medication that relaxes the nerves in the central nervous system. The primary function of benzos is to reduce the symptoms associated with seizures, anxiety, panic attacks, or similar conditions.

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8 Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

Do you binge drink regularly? If so, it can have a lasting impact on your health. The long-term effects of alcohol can impact virtually every area of your life, including your health, relationships, career, finances, and emotional or mental state.

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What Are the Dangers of Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is in a class of drugs known as opioids. Developed in 1960, doctors prescribe fentanyl to patients who suffer from chronic pain due to terminal illness.

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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 Is a Drug Overdose?

High dosages of a drug can overwhelm the normal functioning of the body. An accidental overdose occurs when one takes more quantities of a drug than they intended.

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Depressant vs. Stimulant

Stimulants and depressants are the two most common types of addictive substances. Stimulants and depressants affect your central nervous system (the system responsible for sensing and adapting to environmental changes) in different ways.

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4 Types of Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Not all drugs are illegal substances people buy off the streets. When most people think of drug addiction, they’re thinking of stuff right out of “Breaking Bad” – shady street dealers selling hugely expensive and illicit substances like cocaine, heroin, meth, and ecstasy.

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

You might think that this makes alcohol a stimulant – and it certainly seems to have stimulating effects – but alcohol is categorized as a depressant.

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What Is Relapse?

If you’ve ever heard anything about drug abuse and addiction, you’ve probably heard the term relapse. But what does it mean to relapse? Relapse traditionally means backsliding or worsening.

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Signs of Xanax Abuse

Alprazolam (Xanax) is one of the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines in the United States. It is also one of the most addictive. Like all benzodiazepines, Xanax is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant designed to treat patients with an acute panic disorder.

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