shatter weed

Shatter Weed : Dangers and Side Effects

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Most recreational weed users have probably never heard of marijuana extracts or shatter weed. But for marijuana enthusiasts, extracts, especially shatter, are some of the most popular and fastest-growing forms of cannabis on the market. Put simply, a marijuana extract is a hyper-concentrated form of the drug. Extracts are formed by separating the marijuana plant’s essential oils from the plant using heat, pressure and/or chemical solvents. 
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Xanax Bars Addiction and Dependency

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XANAX is the brand name for the drug Alprazolam, a drug belonging to the class of medications called benzodiazepines or “benzos”. Xanax itself has a host of nicknames of its own, such as, “zanie-bars”, “z-bars”, “Bars”, “planks” and “bricks” to name a few. Typically prescribed as an anti-anxiety medication, Xanax is the most widely prescribed of all benzodiazepines as a method to alleviate anxiety and treat panic disorders.
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How To Send a Family Member to Rehab

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Anyone who has a family member suffering from addiction knows how heartbreaking it is to witness. Often, any attempts you make to share your concerns with the loved one are met with denial or anger. It is a difficult and sensitive topic to broach,…
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Inpatient Addiction Counseling

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Substance use disorder is a complex and mysterious condition in which multiple factors are at play. To untangle the behavior patterns that fed into an entrenched addiction cycle, addiction counseling is required. What is Addiction Counseling? Addiction…
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How Long Does Suboxone Block Opiates?

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When you are ready to begin to receive treatment for an opiate use disorder, your first step is to complete a medical detox. Suboxone is a drug that is often prescribed to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and manage intense drug cravings. But…
Tapering off Alcohol

What to Expect When Tapering Off Alcohol

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Even when alcohol manages to gain a grip over every single part of your life, it can still be hard to embrace the idea of going sober. There are many reasons why a person hesitates to get sober and healthy, and one of the biggies is the dread…
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Tired of Thinking About Drinking

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Maybe you are trying to cut back on your drinking, but all you do is dwell on thoughts of alcohol. Or, you might be in addiction recovery and find yourself obsessing about drinking. If you are tired of thinking about drinking, this blog is for…
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Panic Attacks and Extreme Anxiety After Quitting Drinking Alcohol

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When you entered recovery, you may not have been prepared for some of the discomforts that can occur in sobriety. One of these is anxiety, which can take you by surprise. If you are asking, “Why do I get extreme anxiety after quitting alcohol,”…
cbt for alcoholism

How is CBT Used to Treat Alcoholism

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The effective treatment of alcohol use disorder depends on a multi-pronged approach. Of all the various treatment elements, the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the very cornerstone of addiction treatment. CBT is an evidence-based…
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What To Do If You Relapse on Drugs and/or Alcohol

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When it comes to succeeding in recovery from substance use, identifying the potential hazards in advance is key to protecting the new life you have worked so hard to shape. Relapse can and does happen no matter how committed someone may be to…
substance abuse evaluation

What is a Substance Abuse Evaluation?

There are a variety of reasons why someone might find themselves being assessed for a drug or alcohol use disorder. So, what is a substance abuse evaluation and what can you expect? What Is a Substance Abuse Evaluation? When drug or alcohol…
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How to Choose the Best Medical Detox Program in Pasadena

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Medical detoxification is an essential part of a person’s recovery from addiction. Addiction is a serious, chronic neurological disorder that causes a person to compulsively seek and use a drug or illicit substance even when that substance…