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Do I Have to Avoid Triggers in Recovery?

Achieving sobriety, successfully finishing a residential detox or treatment program, or having months or years in recovery are all milestones to celebrate. After a time, though, complacency and over-confidence may set in. Although many suggest that you should avoid triggers in mid-to-long-term recovery, part of you may doubt this kind of strict “abstinence.” It is … Read more

Common and Rare Side Effects of Xanax

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Xanax, the most common name for the drug Alprazolam, is one of the most commonly prescribed prescription drugs in the United States. In fact, in 2018, there were over 20.4 million Xanax prescriptions. That makes sense, as the drug has a long history of use in treating anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and nausea because of … Read more

Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Sleeping Pills?

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Sleeping pills are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. In fact, over 5% of women and 3.5% of men in the U.S. have a prescription sleeping aid. But, while prescription sleeping pills are popular and very common, they’re also dangerous. More than 42,000 people are hospitalized each year because of sleeping pill abuse, addiction, and … Read more

Marijuana and Driving – What You Need to Know

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Cannabis or marijuana is one of the most popular intoxicating substances. In the United States, it’s increasingly not only accepted but also legalized. Gallup Polls show that 51% of the United States population admits to having smoked at least once. An estimated 60% of Americans want the drug legalized, and it’s legal for recreational usage … Read more

How Long Does Crystal Meth Stay in Your System?

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Crystal meth, the purest form of methamphetamine, is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the United States. Crystal meth is quickly growing in popularity as opioid accessibility goes down, as people become more isolated, and as lifestyles change. In 2018-2019, an estimated 1.6 million people used methamphetamines like Crystal. In the 2019-2020 period, that … Read more

What Is Gabapentin?

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Gabapentin is one of the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. In fact, in 2020, Gabapentin was the 6th most commonly prescribed drug in the country, with over 68 million prescriptions given. Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant which is often prescribed under the brand name Neurontin, is primarily used to treat seizures, neuropathic conditions, and neuropathic pain. At the same time, it’s noted as having … Read more