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The Chemical Controls of Opioid Addiction

The Chemical Controls of Opioid Addiction

Anyone who is addicted to opioids agrees that these drugs are incredibly manipulative. While these drugs are usually prescribed to treat short-term pain, such as following a surgery, users can quickly become addicts. There are physical and mental controls of addiction, and even the mental controls are actually chemical manipulations within the brain. When someone is living with opioid addiction,…

How to Support a Loved One Undergoing Meth Detox

How to Support a Loved One Undergoing Meth Detox

Methamphetamine is as stimulant that’s also known as meth or crystal meth. Users choose meth because of the high it produces. This central nervous stimulant is incredibly manipulative on a chemical level, flooding the brain’s reward receptors with dopamine, creating an intense rush of happiness that’s generally short lived [1]. People quickly become addicted to meth, and getting sober requires…

Fentanyl: Hidden Danger in Opiates

Fentanyl: Hidden Danger in Opiates

Doctors prescribe opioids and opiates to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. But, opiates aren’t just prescribed by doctors. Many people who are addicted to these substances are buying illegal opiates on the street, and these drugs are increasingly dangerous. Due to the smaller production costs of fentanyl, many illegal drug makers are adding fentanyl into…

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