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How Long Does Molly Stay in Your System?

What is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, MDMA, Ecstasy, or X, all nicknames for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a mood- and perception-altering synthetic illicit drug.  Molly is chemically similar to hallucinogenic and stimulant drugs. All of these drugs produce an energy boost and feelings of pleasure and distorted perception. Molly is best known as a “rave” or “club” drug. […]
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How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System?

What is Methadone? Methadone is most known for its use in treating opioid addiction. Methadone is an opioid, but it lacks many of the risks associated with other opioids. It’s a synthetic drug that impacts the body in much the same way as codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, but is less potent. Methadone also remains […]
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How Long Does Norco Stay in Your System?

What is Norco (Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen)? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination is also known as Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, Elixir, and Lorcet. It is a drug combination of two pain relief medications: hydrocodone (Vicodin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol).  Like Percocet, a narcotic analgesic, Norco contains acetaminophen, which is the non-narcotic constituent of the drug. Oxycodone is the opioid found in Percocet, while […]
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How Meth Affects Your Throat and Mouth

What is Methamphetamine (Meth)? Methamphetamine, also called crystal meth or meth, is an addictive drug that is snorted, smoked, or injected. It’s a white, odorless crystal-like powder that has a bitter taste. In extremely rare cases, doctors prescribe low doses of meth or Desoxyn to treat ADHD. Meth produces a euphoric high which varies in […]
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Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome

What is Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome (SSD)? Sudden sniffing death syndrome (SSD) occurs from inhalant use. It can cause cardiac arrest or heart failure. This can happen the first time a person tries inhalants or any time after that. Young people are the most common users of inhalants, so they are the most at risk […]
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What Makes a Drug Addictive?

Most addictive drugs affect the brain’s reward system. They trigger the brain to release dopamine, often in excessive amounts. Increased dopamine levels causes euphoria, which reinforces the user to repeat pleasurable but unhealthy behaviors like taking addictive drugs. Why Do People Get Addicted to Drugs? As a person continues taking drugs, the brain’s reward center […]
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How to Tell if Someone Is High

If you do not know what to look out for, it can be challenging to determine if someone is high on drugs. However, when you learn the signs of drug use, it can be easier to identify when they are under the influence. Different drugs lead to various symptoms of use in individuals. Here are […]
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Intravenous Drug Use

What is Intravenous Drug Use (IV Drug Use)? Intravenous (IV) drug use and substance use typically refers to illicit drug use via injections. However, prescription medications may also be delivered this way.  IV drugs are injected directly into the bloodstream with a sterile syringe and hypodermic needle through veins. This is different from intramuscular injections, […]
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Meth vs Heroin

What’s the Difference Between Meth and Heroin? Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth or crystal meth, is an illegal stimulant drug. Methamphetamine comes in a white crystal-like rock or powder and is most commonly used by smoking, snorting, and injection. A prescription tablet form of methamphetamine (Desoxyn) is available to treat narcolepsy. Street names for methamphetamine […]
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What Happens If You Fail a Drug Test

What are Drug Tests & How Do They Work? A drug test looks for the presence of illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs in your urine, blood, saliva, sweat, or hair. Urine testing is the most common form of drug testing. Other names for drug testing include: Drug screen Drugs of abuse testing Substance abuse testing […]
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