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How to Heal Your Liver

How Alcohol Affects Your Liver  The liver is the largest internal body organ. It is actively involved in breaking down and eliminating bodily waste products, including alcohol.1 In fact, the liver breaks down more than 90 percent of consumed alcohol, with the rest being passed out through urine, sweat, or breath.2 One alcoholic beverage takes […]
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Self-Medicating with Drugs or Alcohol

What Does it Mean to Self-Medicate? When someone self-medicates, they use drugs, alcohol, food, or other substances to treat their health problems without input from a doctor. This isn’t always a harmful practice, depending on the condition and the substance used for self-medicating. However, people use harmful substances to treat or “cure” serious health problems […]
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Should I Have a Sober Companion?

What is a Sober Companion? A sober companion provides one-on-one support and assistance to people recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD). Sober companions are sometimes called sober coaches or recovery coaches. A sober companion’s main goal is to help a client maintain total abstinence. They also provide guidance and support that help clients establish healthy […]
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How to Deal With a Drug Addict Daughter or Son

What Causes Drug Addiction? Drug addiction is influenced by many factors, including gender, ethnicity, past experiences, age, mental health disorders, and environment. Women respond to substances differently than men and often get addicted to drugs faster than men. They tend to have more drug cravings and may be more likely to relapse after treatment. Women […]
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What Does Meth Smell Like?

What is Meth (Methamphetamine)? Meth is short for methamphetamine, a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The legal version of meth, Desoxyn, can be prescribed to obese patients to help them lose weight. The street version of meth, which is highly addictive and dangerous, is not legal.  Desoxyn is […]
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TheraTappers EMDR Therapy Tools

What is a TheraTapper? A TheraTapper is a device used in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Which is a form of psychotherapy that treats people with trauma. It is also commonly used in DNMS (Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy) therapy.  The TheraTapper kit consists of a control box and two pulsers, which are connected […]
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Codeine Cough Syrup (Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp)

What is Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp? Codeine is a type of prescription opioid used to treat mild to moderate pain. When combined with other types of medications like cough syrup, it can fight the effects of coughing and provide temporary relief. However, given the drug’s ability to change how the brain and central nervous system […]
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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your Urine?

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System? How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your Urine? After last use, cocaine metabolites show in urine tests for up to three days. Heavy users can test positive on a urine drug test for up to two weeks. What Is The Detection Time for Cocaine in Urine? Cocaine […]
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How Long Does Meth Stay in Your System?

Methamphetamine stays in your system for approximately: Urine: 1-10 days Blood: 1-3 days Saliva: 1-4 days Hair: Up to 90 days The amount of time that meth stays in your system depends on the dose ingested, frequency of use, and your body’s ability to process it. What is Meth? Methamphetamine is the second most popular […]
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Addiction Treatment Resources During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The outbreak of the COVID-19, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, has been labeled a global pandemic. It’s affected over a million people of all ages, all around the world. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) seem to develop serious illness more often […]
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