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Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that delivers a brief and exhilarating high and often leads to addiction warranting cocaine addiction treatment.  This highly addictive narcotic is derived from the leaves of the coca plant and remains legal for some medicinal uses. Due to its strong potential for abuse and addiction, cocaine is classified under Schedule…

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Cocaine Withdrawal & Detox

If you have a cocaine addiction, you might find it heartening to know that cocaine withdrawal and detox is not as intense or demanding as detoxing from prescription opioids, alcohol, or other illicit drugs.  The clinical descriptor for cocaine addiction is stimulant use disorder. Diagnosed as mild, moderate, or severe based on responses to eleven…

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Long and Short-Term Effects of Cocaine

Both the long- and short-term effects of cocaine can cause an array of physical and psychological effects.  While some damage triggered by sustained cocaine abuse is reversible, the long-term abuse of cocaine or crack cocaine often leads to irreversible effects.  Like all addictive substances, the best way to avoid the long-term effects of cocaine is…

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Cocaine Addiction

Whether you or a loved one is battling cocaine addiction, you may be worried about the thought of packing your bags and heading to rehab.  If so, there’s some good news. While there is a lack of research into the treatment of all forms of stimulant use disorder like cocaine addiction and no FDA-approved medications…

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Guide to Fentanyl

Fentanyl is the driving force behind the third wave of the opioid epidemic. In the late 1990s, the aggressive and misleading marketing of opioids by big pharmaceutical companies led to this highly addictive medication being prescribed widely for the treatment of chronic pain. The dangers of opioid painkillers are now well-known, but the opioid epidemic…

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Guide to ETOH: Ethanol Alcohol

EtOH is a common abbreviation for ethanol, the scientific term for drinking alcohol. EtOH is also known as ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, or alcohol.  Alcohol is the most abused addictive substance in the United States, not only legal but also socially acceptable. A CNS depressant, EtOH can trigger sickness, sleepiness, and confusion when consumed to…

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Guide to Synthetic Opioids

This guide to synthetic opioids will highlight the many hazards of this fiercely addictive class of entirely manmade opioids.  CDC data shows that synthetic opioids aside from methadone were involved in over 36,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2019. This makes synthetic opioids responsible for more fatalities than any other kind of opioid,…

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Buprenorphine: Opioid Addiction Medication

Buprenorphine is one of the medications approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  Medication assisted treatment, commonly abbreviated to MAT, is a research-based treatment protocol involving the use of medications in tandem with behavioral interventions like psychotherapy and counseling. This combination of therapies can be effective…