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The Effects of Smoking Marijuana Daily

What Happens If You Smoke Weed Every Day? Many marijuana users and legality advocates claim that the drug does not come with a risk of addiction or other harmful effects. The main ingredient in marijuana, which comes from the cannabis plant, is a chemical called THC. THC is known for its calming and pleasant properties,…

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What is Dilaudid?

Dilaudid: A Guide Dilaudid is the brand name for the prescription drug hydromorphone. This immediate-release drug, which is in the opioid analgesics category, is a controlled substance that is designed to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Hydromorphone is available as an oral tablet, a liquid oral solution, and an injection that…

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13 Things to Bring to Rehab

What Should You Pack If You’re Enrolling In An Inpatient Program? Inpatient treatment, otherwise known as residential rehab, requires its residents to enroll in a 30-90 day program. How long someone will be enrolled in a residential program depends on the severity of their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Since inpatient rehab requires you to…

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Difference Between Drug Toxicity & Drug Overdose

What Is A Drug Overdose? A drug overdose occurs when someone consumes too much of a substance, whether the situation is purposeful or accidental. Substances that may cause overdose include alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, prescriptions, and illicit drugs.   Common Causes of Drug Overdoses While drug overdoses are commonly associated with addiction, substance abuse is not…

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Is Addiction Hereditary?

Everyone knows what addiction is, but it can be hard to tell where this disease comes from. Is it triggered by stress? Is it a deeply-rooted genetic disorder? Or can substance abuse come out of the blue? Keep reading to learn whether or not addiction can be passed along in the family tree. The Basics…