Category: Cannabis

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How To Quit Smoking Weed

Marijuana has been decriminalized in most States, with many people seeing it as a harmless substance. Although smoking weed can be an acceptable way of treating pain, relieving stress, and unwinding, it is not entirely without risk, especially when used from a young age. While marijuana may be less habit-forming

Can Postpartum Depression Lead To Substance Abuse
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Can Postpartum Depression Lead To Substance Abuse?

After the birth of a baby, the mix of emotions women face is all over the place. Carrying a baby and then delivering a new human to the world puts a tremendous toll on the female body and mind. The majority of women, approximately as high as 80% will experience

How The Elderly Can Become Addicted To Drugs Or Alcohol
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How The Elderly Can Become Addicted To Drugs Or Alcohol

Rarely do we think that our elderly population has an issue with addiction. However, the reality is that no one is immune from developing an addiction. Addiction doesn’t discriminate, the young, middle-aged, all have the ability to develop a substance abuse problem. Reports have found that approximately 17% of individuals who

How To Recognize And Respond To An Overdose
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How To Recognize And Respond To An Overdose

If someone starts vomiting or stops breathing, there’s a good chance they’ve overdosed on drugs or alcohol. The prerequisites and effects of an overdose vary greatly based on the substance someone takes, yet all overdoses are terrifying and lethal. Knowing how to quickly recognize and respond to an overdose case

The Differences Between Substance Misuse, Abuse, and Addiction
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The Differences Between Substance Misuse, Abuse, and Addiction

The terms “misuse,” “abuse,” and “addiction” are often used interchangeably when discussing drug addiction, but in truth, each is unique from one another. In many contexts, this layman’s replacement is perfectly acceptable—for example, whether you hear that someone is an alcohol abuser, alcohol addict, or alcoholic, you likely get the

How Can An Addiction To Marijuana Impact Your Life
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How Can An Addiction To Marijuana Impact Your Life?

The trend of marijuana legalization is increasing across the nation. There are currently 33 states in addition to Washington, D.C. that have legalized medical marijuana use and 11 states that have legalized recreational marijuana use. More states are putting forth legislation regarding the legalization of marijuana. Poll after poll shows

What Is The Relationship Between Trauma And Addiction
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What Is The Relationship Between Trauma And Addiction?

When someone struggles with alcohol and drugs there is often an underlying trauma and/or mental health disorder that can be strongly linked to their destructive behavior. Self-medicating is a common reason why a person will abuse a substance. They seek to numb the pain, escape their reality, or elevate their

How To Identify a High-Functioning Addict
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How to Identify a High-Functioning Addict

Not every addict is easily recognized, even by those they know. Many maintain their life with good jobs and positive relationships, resulting in a high-functioning addict that you’d never suspect of having a substance abuse problem. However, while these addictions might not be interfering with their external life, these people

Is Addiction A Choice
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Is Addiction A Choice?

Whether someone suffers from an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or sex, addiction isn’t something you wish upon another person. Human nature is flawed and some of us have a higher vulnerability to becoming an addict. Unfortunately, the stigma addicts face is that addiction is a choice. The poor understanding of

Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder and Dual Diagnosis
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Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder and Dual Diagnosis

Feelings of hopelessness, discomfort, and restlessness go hand in hand with addiction—after all, nearly half of all addicts are dual diagnosis victims, meaning that they have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. Substance abusers might already know the feeling of substance-induced anxiety disorder, which is just one of a

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