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Cocaine vs. Crack

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 31, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019, cocaine was responsible for 1 in 5 overdose deaths. Illegal stimulants like cocaine and crack are very dangerous. While there are some differences…

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Is Crack Cocaine Deadly?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 30, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 Crack is a crystallized form of cocaine that produces a more intense sensation than other drugs. Is crack deadly? In high enough doses, abusing crack can increase your body temperature to dangerous levels and can…

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Why Is Crack Cocaine Dangerous?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 27, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 Smoking crack creates a near-instantaneous high that can be very addicting, especially for those with depression or other mental health disorders. Why is crack dangerous? Abusing crack cocaine can lead to psychological impairment and several…

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What Is Crack Cocaine?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 25, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 Smoking crack creates a near-instantaneous high that can be very addicting, especially for those with depression or other mental health disorders. Why is crack dangerous? Abusing crack cocaine can lead to psychological impairment and several…

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Can Opiates Be Deadly?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 18, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 Opiates are an effective pain medication for treating moderate to severe pain that also comes with a high risk of developing an addiction. Can opiates be deadly? Abusing opiates can cause death in certain situations.…

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Opioid Effects on the Brain

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 17, 2023 Updated: December 26, 2022 Opioid effects on the brain are well-known today, as are how addicting these drugs can be. Despite this, millions of people continue to abuse opioids every day. The calming and euphoric effects opioids produce are…

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Can My Family Visit Me in a Residential Treatment Program?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 13, 2023 Updated: December 29, 2022 Addiction recovery can be a long process, and having visits from your loved ones can give you motivation and encouragement to keep working toward your recovery goals. Residential treatment family visits have several guidelines that…

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Common Side Effects of Drug Detox

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 13, 2023 Updated: January 18, 2023 Today, people across the country attempt to detox at home. Detox is the first and most important step of recovery. This physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging time can be difficult to manage without help. Side…

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How Long Will I Be in Residential Treatment?

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 11, 2023 Updated: December 28, 2022 Addiction is a serious mental health disorder that is treatable through a combination of therapies and various types of treatment programs. Residential treatment length will depend on the person and the severity of the addiction.…

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How to Cleanse Alcohol from the Body with Professional Help

Added By Liberty Health Services Liberty Health Services Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 11, 2023 Updated: January 18, 2023 Deciding to stop drinking is one of the bravest things a person can do. Admitting that the problem is out of control and that you need help is very important. Furthermore, deciding to seek professional…