How Bad Is Heroin Withdrawal?

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If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably heard some of the nightmare stories regarding heroin withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal is commonly believed to be among the most uncomfortable of drug withdrawals, and there is a good reason that people believe this. While heroin withdrawal will rarely kill you, unlike the withdrawal from certain GABAergic drugs like

How Are Tolerance and Withdrawal Related to Drug Abuse?

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Drug abuse causes many different changes in a person. It affects the way an individual thinks, feels, down to how they process food, and their heart pumps blood. Perhaps the largest area of impact that drugs or alcohol have is in the brain and nervous system. There, substances change a person in their brain, in

My Recovery Story: Tony S

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My Recovery Story: Tony S I’m in a house with no plumbing, no electricity, and sitting around a table with 4 or 5 people that I’ve never met before and fleas are biting me around my ankles. The only light coming from the room is from lighters flickering as they light the crack in the

U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and Shelters

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Domestic violence can happen to any person, at any time. While statistics show that a majority of victims are women, individuals of all ages, races, sexual orientation and socioeconomic statuses are affected. Men are also victims of domestic violence and often suffer similar physical and mental injuries inflicted by another person. Most people think about

Toxic Friendships in Recovery

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Toxic Friendships in Recovery When you were in active addiction, you were in a strange situation. You had friends, but at the same time you were isolated. Your addiction might have driven your true friends away because it was impossible for them to stand back and watch you destroy your life. You might think that

All About the Drug Methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Meth has some legitimate uses as a prescription drug, but most drug dealers make it themselves in labs, using dangerous chemicals and over-the-counter medications. This mix is transformed into meth and isn’t the same as the legitimate drug doctors prescribe. The chemicals used in meth can have irreversible