What Happens to the Body When You Mix Alcohol and Cocaine

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One night you go out with some friends and you are having a couple drinks, one of your friends really likes to party hard and offers you some cocaine. What do you do? You already have alcohol in your system, should you mix alcohol and cocaine? What will happen? Never, not ever do you mix alcohol and cocaine. Alcohol and cocaine on their own can be lethal, but try imagining

The Most Common Drug Paraphernalia

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What exactly is drug paraphernalia? Where can it be found? What is it used for? Is it illegal? If you have asked yourself any of these questions then you are in the right place! Below we will go over some of the common information found when dealing with drug paraphernalia. By definition, drug paraphernalia is any equipment or materials used to take drugs (or in laymen’s terms anything that an

What it is Like to Detox from Opiates

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Over 15 million people used opiates recreationally in 2013. Opiates come from the opium poppy plant which contains psychoactive compounds such as morphine, heroin, and codeine. And even more recently fentanyl and carfentanil which have blossomed all over the country causing two main things; 1. fatalities and 2. more individuals seeking detox from opiates. Opiates fall under the narcotic category AKA “downers.” People mainly begin taking them for pain relief;

What You Should and Shouldn’t do on Your Last Day in Detox

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If this is your first detox rodeo, welcome to sobriety! If this is your hundredth, welcome back, now get your act together. I am going to point out before I get started, that I really relate to the old timer mentality of AA…. you know, the old, “If you drink, you’re going to die” mentality.  If today is your last day of detox, or you are planning to be heading

5 Ways to Fight Drug Cravings

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Learning how to fight drug cravings is an important part of the recovery process. The reason being is because no matter how long you are clean and sober, cravings do not generally go away. Over time, cravings will become less frequent, maybe only occurring once a year, and the strength of the cravings will diminish, but they are never truly gone from an individual who suffers from addiction. This, however,

The Good and Bad of Drug Replacement Therapy

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Ever since the advent of drug replacement therapy, there has been controversy surrounding its effectiveness and its safety. Some proponents believe that offering alternative and prescribed medications to individuals who cannot stop using illicit substances is the best course of action in defending against drug overdoses and other tragedies, while those who oppose drug replacement therapy believe that exchanging one addiction for another is neither a wise nor viable solution.

5 Classic Signs You Are Enabling an Addict

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Enable : to give (someone or something) the authority or means to do something To enable an addict is to allow an addict to continue to suffer. This may sound harsh, but if you are guilty of enabling an addict, you may be slowly killing them. Signs to look out for are manipulation from an addict trying to convince you for handouts. I know first hand because not only have

6 Easy Ways to Make Sober Supports

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Getting sober is anything but easy. You worked hard to get here and now you may be asking yourself,  how will I stay here?  Everyone has their own tools on how to stay sober but one thing that everyone will always emphasize is finding solid sober supports. Sober supports are imperative to your recovery journey, by surrounding yourself with people like you, you will realize you’re not alone in this.

Want to Download a Sobriety App? Here are 10 Useful Ones You Can Use

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In today’s society, it seems like they have an app for just about everything. Some are more beneficial than others, and some can even help us out in our sobriety. In the long list of topics for the apps you choose, not all are created equal. For example, If you forget where you park, there’s an app for that. If you really like cat paintings, there’s an app for that.

5 Behaviors of a True Alcoholic

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“No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. That idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.” page 30 The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous   Many of us