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Kicking an addiction is a major accomplishment for anyone with a substance-abuse problem. It is celebrated in the halls of all 12-step programs and considered a major step to walk into a room full of strangers and pick up that first, white chip. Many people,...

Just because stimulants like Adderall do not create the same physical dependence as other classes of drugs, quitting it cold-turkey, like many other substances, is discouraged. This is especially true if a person is experiencing Adderall addiction. As with most types of substance abuse, by...

OxyContin is a prescription medication whose main intent is to relieve pain. Its generic name is oxycodone, and it is an opioid that is not well handled by non-opioid medicines. It is very addictive, and most cases are due to people who used it as...

Detoxification refers to the duration of time that the body is given to process any drugs in its system. In doing so, it clears the body of all toxic substances. Detox is the first step to recovery. The aim of detoxing is to help the...

Statistics show that there are more than 24 million people in the U.S. having a substance use disorder. These individuals could include you or someone close to you as addiction does not discriminate. It affects people from different categories in society. These individuals often need...

Xanax, known initially as alprazolam, is a popular type of benzo that doctors prescribe to patients suffering from panic and anxiety disorders. It binds to the GABA-A receptors causing hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and sedative effects. While it has medical benefits, continuous abuse for extended periods often...