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Is It Possible to Experience Marijuana Withdrawal?

There is a false belief that marijuana isn’t addictive and therefore can’t cause withdrawal symptoms when usage stops. However, long-term research shows that people can become addicted to marijuana, especially teenagers and those who’ve used it regularly over a long period. Marijuana withdrawal can be challenging. If you need help with cannabis addiction, call Serenity…

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Fastest Way to Get Meth Out of Your System

Methamphetamine (meth) is a synthetic stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It quickly creates an intense high that disappears soon after. It is tempting to think that when this high dissipates, the drug has left your body. However, traces of the drug linger for up to ten days after your last use. This is…

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When Does Xanax Use Become Addiction?

Xanax is the brand name for the central nervous system depressant alprazolam. It is a prescribed medication used to treat anxiety, including social anxiety disorder and panic disorder. When taken as a physician recommends, there is a low risk of Xanax addiction. However, misusing the drug by mixing it with other substances or taking a…

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The First Stages of Meth Addiction Treatment

Methamphetamine is a powerful and addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. Some amphetamines are sometimes used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and manage weight loss. However, illegal formulations such as the street drug known as crystal meth are more common. Recovering from meth addiction is difficult because the drug…

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Is it Possible to be Addicted to Cannabis?

Despite common belief, cannabis can be addictive to some people. Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse classify marijuana as an addictive substance. Frequent use is associated with a distinct weed detox syndrome, physiological dependence, and addictive behaviors. People struggling with cannabis use disorder…

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Most Common Prescription Drug Addictions

We take for granted that prescribed medications are safe. However, as the number of prescription addictions continues to rise, people from every walk of life are reexamining that presumption. People can become addicted to a variety of substances. Furthermore, people with a genetic predisposition to substance use disorders are the most vulnerable to prescription medication…

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Opiate Overdose Timeline

The signs of an opiate overdose include three signs and symptoms that are present at one point in the opiate overdose timeline. A person who is overdosing on opiates will have pinpoint pupils, clear respiratory depression, and they will be unconscious. Opiates suppress the respiratory system. When combined with sedatives, opiates can completely suppress the respiratory…

What Drugs Lead to Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that offers some medical purposes. Despite that, it’s rarely used outside local anesthesia or during surgery. Using cocaine recreationally is illegal, and street forms can be extremely dangerous. People don’t always start with taking cocaine. Some people mix it with synthetic opioids or start by taking amphetamine and move into using…

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How Does Suboxone Addiction Start?

Suboxone is a beneficial drug used to treat people in the early stages of opiate use disorder. However, there’s also a risk of developing a dependence on suboxone. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we treat clients with a suboxone addiction in Florida. If you need help, we welcome you to contact our admissions team to learn…