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What is Narcan?

Narcan is a brand name for naloxone. It’s a medicine that can rapidly reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan is an opioid antagonist. This means it attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. It can quickly restore normal breathing to someone whose breathing …

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Reasons People Leave Treatment Early

One of the most predictive factors of someone building a successful recovery is their length of time in treatment.  Because addiction is fundamentally about compulsive behavior, people need time to break the cycle.  We are helping the brain gradually change and settle down such that the person feels more empowered in their life. It can …

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Is Nicotine a Stimulant or Depressant?

Nicotine is the main “psychoactive” ingredient in most tobacco products. Its function is to speed up the communication between the brain and the body and enhance the chemical effect of tobacco products. Nicotine is also the component of tobacco products (and many e-cig products) that causes addiction, which makes it necessary to seek out a …

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Mindfulness in Recovery

You may be wondering how mindfulness can help therapeutically. You are not alone — the reaction of many people, when introduced to mindfulness, is “Is that it? How is that going to help me quit or make me feel better?” How does mindfulness in recovery help? Is mindfulness necessary for a successful recovery? Mindfulness is …

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Does Detox Tea Work?

As of late, social media sites and apps are filled with influencers promising individuals that they have a magical cure that can make them skinnier, healthier, smarter or a combination of all three. Some even promise individuals that they have tea that can detox their bodies of substances. So, does detox tea work? If so, …

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Addiction Warning Signs

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite …

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