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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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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…

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Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms To Look For During Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: October 30, 2021Updated: October 15, 2021It’s essential to learn the signs of opiate withdrawal so that you can take the proper steps toward proper medical intervention. If a person has stopped using opiates and has relapsed, there…

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Long and Short Term Opioid Side Effects

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: October 23, 2021Updated: October 15, 2021The opioid epidemic has become a well-known national problem. It makes news headlines daily. While we had begun to make progress on this recently, tragically, the pandemic made us take a giant step backward…

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What Are Heroin Overdose Symptoms?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: October 19, 2021Updated: October 15, 2021The opioid epidemic is sadly no stranger to the American household. Almost anyone you meet either has a direct connection to a family member or knows someone personally who has faced tragedy…

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How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 4, 2021Updated: August 13, 2021Heroin addiction is a major problem in the United States. To make matters worse, few people seek the help that they need to manage it, especially women. Why don’t people seek treatment for heroin addiction? One reason…