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Cocaine Induced Hallucination: Formication and Coke Bugs

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can be snorted, injected, or smoked. Some slang terms for cocaine include blow, coke, crack, rock, and snow. When used, it increases dopamine levels and stimulates the reward center in the brain. People will begin to build up a tolerance to these effects and need to use more …

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Taking the First Steps Toward Recovery at Archstone Behavioral Health

When addiction has taken hold of your mind and body, thinking about getting help can be scary. You may fear judgment from others for admitting your struggle. Insurance may be a concern to cover your treatment. The thought of detox may seem like it will be too much to handle. You may also fear the …

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Relapse: One Step on the Journey to Recovery

Relapse and Recovery “I think my husband relapsed.” “I know my wife is drinking again.” “I’m afraid my boyfriend/girlfriend is in danger of relapsing.” “I’m scared that my son/daughter is going to start drinking again.” Are these thoughts running through your mind? For those in recovery, relapse is always a possibility and is viewed as …

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Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse-National Prevention Week

This week, May 10th to May 16th, is National Prevention Week, sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Each day in National Prevention Week focuses on a specific topic about substance abuse and mental health. Today, May 12th, focuses on preventing underage drinking and alcohol misuse. If you would like to learn …

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