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The Dangers of Boofing Drugs

What Does “Boofing” Drugs Mean? Boofing is a slang term used to describe the process of ingesting a drug through the anus. It’s also called booty bumping, hooping, plugging, butt chugging, or UYB (up your bum).  People most commonly boof heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine. But most drugs, including alcohol, can be used in this manner. […]
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Smoking Heroin: Risks & Effects

What is Heroin? How is it Used? Heroin is an illegal opioid drug made from morphine, a prescription pain relief drug. Heroin comes in various colors and forms and can be ingested in different ways, including smoking. People use heroin because it provides an immediate rush, followed by a mellow feeling. The brain converts heroin […]
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Lunesta Side Effects

What is Lunesta (Eszopiclone)? Lunesta is the brand name for eszopiclone, a prescription medication used to treat insomnia.  Insomnia is a sleep problem characterized by persistent problems with falling asleep or staying asleep. Some controlled sleep laboratory and outpatient studies have found that eszopiclone improves sleep quality and reduces sleep latency.  Lunesta may be used […]
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Cotton Fever

What is Cotton Fever? Cotton fever, sometimes called a “dirty shot,” is a term used to describe a medical condition that affects long-term methamphetamine and heroin addicts. It is caused by Pantoea agglomerans, a bacteria found in cotton plants.  Here are the steps to contract it: The bacteria releases endotoxins before the cotton plant is […]
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Cocaine & Crack: What They Look & Taste Like

What is Crack Cocaine? Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It is derived from the leaves of the coca plant and comes in both powder and rock form.  While the powdered form of cocaine is referred to as cocaine or coke, the rock form is known as crack or crack cocaine. How is Powdered […]
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Am I an Alcoholic?

What Qualifies Someone as an Alcoholic?  An alcoholic is someone who is physically and mentally dependent on alcohol. They are also known as a person who misuses alcohol.   Alcoholics exhibit a strong, uncontrollable desire to drink. For them, drinking is a priority and they tend to neglect all their other obligations such as family and […]
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How to Quit Smoking Weed

How Does Weed Affect the Body & Brain? Marijuana refers to the combination of stems, flowers, seeds, and dried leaves from the cannabis plant. It contains tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a mind-altering chemical considered as the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana.  People take marijuana in various ways: brewed, eaten, smoked, vaporized, inhaled, and topically. Smoking […]
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Pink Cloud Stage of Addiction Recovery

What is Pink Cloud Syndrome? Pink cloud syndrome (PCS), also referred to as clouding, or the “honeymoon phase” of recovery, describes a stage of the addiction recovery process during which the recovering person experiences euphoria and joy.  The Pink Cloud Foundation defines pink cloud syndrome as “the state of mind, usually experienced in early sobriety,” […]
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Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

How Does Alcohol Use Affect the Brain & Body? Alcohol use causes memory impairment and reduced motor function abilities. In large quantities, it can lead to blackouts. People who drink large amounts of alcohol over time are also at risk of developing serious and persistent brain changes. Health issues related to alcohol consumption are directly […]
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Can You Overdose on Weed?

How Does Weed Affect Your Body? Weed is otherwise known as marijuana, cannabis, and pot, among other names. While many people smoke or vape weed, you can also use it as an ingredient in food, drinks, topicals, or tinctures. The flower of the cannabis plant is extracted for its recreational or medicinal purposes. The stalk […]
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