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The Relationship Between Cocaine and Depression | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

The Relationship Between Cocaine and Depression

It might seem obvious that someone who is depressed would abuse cocaine. This drug can temporarily neutralize many of the most unpleasant and debilitating symptoms of depression by elevating mood, confidence, and energy. However, these effects are very brief, leaving many persons stuck in a

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Why Do People Choose to Self-Medicate? | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Why Do People Choose to Self-Medicate?

It is extremely common for individuals who abuse substances to have additional mental health problems that co-occur. However, many do not know how to identify if they are indeed self-medicating and how they can change this harmful behavior. When substance abuse and mental health conditions

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How to Help an Alcoholic Husband | Just Believe Detox
Alcohol Addiction

How to Help an Alcoholic Husband

Regarding gender differences surrounding excessive alcohol consumption, men are more likely than women to drink too much, including both episodic binging and heavy drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an estimated 15.1 million adults aged 18 and older battled

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month | Just Believe Detox
Alcohol Addiction

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that can eventually prove lethal if left unaddressed. Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program formed by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to reach out and offer education to the public regarding the dangers of

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Is Adderall Meth? | Just Believe Detox and Recovery
Abused Substances

Is Adderall Meth?

Both methamphetamine (meth) and Adderall are amphetamines and potent stimulants that have significant potential for abuse. Although they have many similarities in common, they are not the same drug—Adderall does not equal meth. While the latter is usually found illicitly, the former is often prescribed

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What Is Heroin Made Of? | Just Believe Detox Center
Abused Substances

What Is Heroin Made Of?

Heroin is a highly addictive and illicit drug and is commonly sold in three different forms: white powder, brown powder, and black tar heroin. Each form of heroin consists of slightly different ingredients, but all are likely to have various other substances added. These can

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Abused Substances

Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone: Similarities and Differences

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescription opioids used to treat mild to severe pain in individuals. They should only be prescribed for acute pain, such as after surgery or an injury or chronic pain related to cancer or palliative care. In some cases, they may be

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Pink Heroin | Just Believe Detox Addiction Treatment
Addiction

Pink Heroin

Pink heroin, otherwise known as U-47700 or “pinky,” is a synthetic opioid with a similar chemical structure as morphine but is about up to 8 times more powerful. In recent years, reports of fatalities related to the increasing use of this drug have surfaced in

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What Are ReVia and Vivitrol? | Just Believe Detox Center
Treatment

What Are ReVia and Vivitrol?

ReVia and Vivitrol are different forms of the medication naltrexone commonly used to treat both opioid use disorder and alcoholism. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that blocks other opioids from interacting with the brain’s receptors. As a result, individuals on naltrexone can use opioids and

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Can Alcoholics Ever Learn to Drink in Moderation? | Just Believe Detox
Alcohol Addiction

Can Alcoholics Ever Learn to Drink Responsibly?

Must heavy drinkers strive for abstinence through force of will and pharmaceutic intervention, or can they learn to drink responsibly? Although moderation is an acceptable approach in some European nations, this possibility is met with skepticism by most people in the United States’ medical and

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