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What Are the Differences Between Opioids and Opiates?

The abuse of opioids and opiates is one of the most significant challenges facing healthcare systems. While these drugs have some differences, most people do not know this and tend to mix their names. These substances are addictive and can cause serious health issues if used for an extended period. However, seeking treatment for opioid…

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Should I Participate in Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a treatment that provides access to the support needed when dealing with problems. It is particularly useful in treating addiction and mental health issues like anxiety. Besides, it can help deal with anger issues and family conflicts caused by these problems. It’s critical to understand the importance of individual therapy and what…

what is tolerance

What is Tolerance?

Criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)—the text used to diagnose mental health disorders—lists “tolerance” as a symptom for Alcohol Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders. But what exactly is tolerance? Put simply, tolerance is when a person stops responding to a drug the way they did at the beginning.…


Unused Prescription Drugs Can Be Dangerous If They Fall Into Your Kid’s Hands

National Drug Take Back Day—created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—is October 24th. This Saturday, people can get rid of prescription pills by dropping them off at a collection site, where they will be disposed of safely and without judgement. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, that year, prescription drugs…