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Stimulant Overdose Symptoms and Signs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 25, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Stimulants speed up messages from the brain to the nervous system. They can motivate and create feelings of joy and pleasure. This can be especially popular among women looking to focus…

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How Long Is Drug Rehab?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 10, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Women’s drug addiction treatment programs vary. Before starting a program, it’s good to know how long rehab might last. While each woman’s needs, life experience, and addiction are their own, recovery…

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12-Step Addiction Recovery for Women in North Carolina

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: March 18, 2022Updated: April 5, 2022Finding the right rehab program can be overwhelming. It can be challenging for many women to find a safe, inclusive treatment program that fits their specific needs. While there are many approaches…

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Long-Term Rehab for Women in North Carolina

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: March 8, 2022Updated: April 5, 2022Women’s rehab programs can provide a wealth of support, fellowship, and healing for women dealing with alcohol and drug addiction. However, a 30-day detox program doesn’t offer extended support for many women…

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Most Common Gateway Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: March 1, 2022Updated: April 5, 2022People experiment with drugs and alcohol every day. While some drugs may seem more benign than others, drug use may be a sign of underlying mental health issues or unresolved trauma. For those living…

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When Painkiller Use Turns Into Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: January 22, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Chronic pain is a common experience among US adults. Nearly one in three American adults is affected by chronic pain. Many people who struggle with this turn to prescription painkillers to ease their symptoms.…

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Is My Loved One Using Cocaine?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: January 14, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Cocaine is a stimulant drug whose use boosts energy levels and produces a euphoric high. Its use is entirely illegal in the United States and poses many physical and psychological dangers to…

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Physical Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: January 10, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Heroin is an illegal drug in the opioid family. As such, uncomfortable side effects often accompany its use, particularly when withdrawal sets in. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can appear within hours after someone…

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3 Gateway Drugs to Be Cautious Of

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 5, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021When someone mentions gateway drugs, they’re talking about certain habit-forming substances resulting in dependency and addiction. These substances have the potential to lead individuals to use other, more dangerous substances. Whether you’re…

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Fentanyl Side Effects

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 3, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Like any other medication, fentanyl comes with side effects. Not all of these side effects are lethal. However, they can cause health problems over time. You should tell your doctor about any…