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. 
xanax bar addiction

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.
quitting alcohol cold turkey

Why Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey is Risky

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It’s understandable why you might decide to just quit drinking alcohol on an impulse. Your heavy drinking may be causing some serious problems in your marriage, your job, or even your health. As noble as the intent is to just stop drinking,…
xanax and cocaine

What Happens When You Mix Xanax and Cocaine?

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It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that someone who enjoys cocaine might also like experimenting with other substances. Cocaine is often combined with heroin, meth, fentanyl, and alcohol in the quest to experience an enhanced desired effect. Cocaine…
Residential Treatment Facilities

What to Expect from Residential Treatment Facilities

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When you are ready to enter recovery, you will learn there are two types of addiction treatment programs. Outpatient and residential refer to different levels of care for treating substance use disorder. An outpatient program is one where…
how long is rehab for alcohol

How Long is Rehab for Alcohol Use Disorder?

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Even when it becomes crystal clear that your drinking has reached a dangerous level, going to rehab seems unthinkable. It is easy to come up with excuses to avoid getting treatment and changing your life.  One of the most common concerns…
opiate withdrawal insomnia

What is Opiate Withdrawal Insomnia?

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The opiate withdrawal process is the first big step you take toward reclaiming your life in recovery. Going through the detox and withdrawal process, though, is not pleasant. When sleep eludes you, on top of the withdrawal symptoms, it can be…
how to send a family member to rehab

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,…
how long does suboxone block opiates

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…
tired of thinking about drinking

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…
anxiety after quitting alcohol

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,”…