Today’s Marijuana: 10 Things You Need to Know

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If marijuana conjures images of the mellow, peaceful hippy culture of the 70s, then you’ll surprised to know that today’s marijuana is so much different than what it was decades ago.

For starters, today’s marijuana is so much more potent than before, thanks to the many hybridizations and strains that are now being grown today.  Read More

Is Your Teen Using? How to Spot Drug Paraphernalia

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Drug paraphernalia is easy to spot if you know where to look. For parents of kids or partners of adults who are abusing drugs, it’s important to know how to spot drug paraphernalia and know for sure if your loved ones need professional drug addiction treatment.

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Adderall: What You Should Know About This Stimulant

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Adderall is a prescription drug that, while beneficial for certain conditions, is still widely abused throughout the globe, especially by students. While it is prescribed for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), may people abuse it due to the psychoactive effects of the drug. Read More

Escapism and Drug Use: Why People Run from Reality

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When you think about drug use and addiction, you may wonder why people do it. And with this, many drug users and addicts claim that they first use it in order to escape. This attitude of escapism can then make them more prone to develop addiction, and even have a hard time to overcome it. However, there are those who argue that they use drugs to alter their minds and moods and therefore enhance their lives.

But is this really the case when addiction is involved? Read More

Dopamine, Shabu, and You

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Whether you smoke, snort, eat, drink, or inject shabu (or meth), it eventually ends up in your bloodstream and to your brain. Find out the effects of shabu on your body and your brain–on you.

Methamphetamine (meth), or locally known here in our country as shabu, is a powerful stimulant drug that is also highly addictive. Those who take meth experience drastic and dramatic short- and long-term changes in their body and brain activity. These changes also trigger behavioral changes. Read More

Opiate Painkiller Addiction: Debunking 5 Opioid Myths

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Opiate painkillers are widely used and highly helpful in managing pain. However, there’s the risk of addiction. Case in point: the opioid addiction problem that is considered epidemic in Western countries, particularly in the United States. Here in the Philippines, there are many who take opiate painkillers, and some may become dependent or addicted to the drugs.

While shabu or meth remains as the number one drug of choice for many in the country, there’s no denying that there are those who are also addicted to opiate painkillers such as Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, and many more. And as such, there are also myths surrounding opiate painkiller addiction, which makes it hard for people struggling with it to get the help they need. Read More

Addiction: The Most Dangerous Side Effect of Opioid Painkillers

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There is an opioid epidemic in the United States, as many people are addicted to opioid painkillers. After all they are easy to get and readily prescribed. Here in the Philippines, not everyone has access to these opioid painkillers–but that doesn’t mean the threat isn’t there.

Let’s take a look at the most dangerous side effect of opioid painkillers and why you should be on a lookout if you see someone abusing this. Read More

Zombie Drug: What You Need to Know About Spice

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All across Europe and North America, people turn into real-life zombies because of this drug: Spice. Those who take this drug can be seen on the streets slowly staggering to nowhere, looking lost and incoherently mumbling to other people. Then they pass out wherever their legs take them, when their minds and bodies become overwhelmed.

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The Real-Life Horrors of Addiction

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What is it about addiction? Many people end up becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs such as meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and even prescription pills, do so because they don’t know the truth about addiction–that it destroys lives.

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Top 5 Careers with High Risk of Substance Abuse

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There are certain professions that have been found to have more people struggling with substance abuse. These people are using drugs or alcohol more commonly than in any other profession or industry, also making them at high risk for developing addictions.

There are many factors that bring a person to use drugs or alcohol. Genes, environment, and early introduction to these substances are just some of the factors. However, one of the biggest reasons why they turn to these substances is to cope with high level of job-related stress and anxiety. Read More