Cocaine vs. Heroin Signs and Symptoms

Cocaine and heroin are two of the world’s most well-known addictive drugs. However, they belong to different classes of substances and have markedly different effects on your brain and body. Let’s examine some of the key distinctions between cocaine signs and symptoms and heroin signs and symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Use Cocaine belongs…

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Can a Marriage Survive Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is an extraordinary challenge to overcome in any relationship. Honesty goes out the window when one becomes addicted, because nothing matters more than satisfying powerful cravings. People who are addicted to drugs do things that may be very out of character, including lying and stealing, when experiencing a craving. As the spouse of…

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Intervention Would Have Prevented All Young Teen Overdose Deaths in Virginia

In a newly released full report, Virginia’s Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) found that 26 teen overdose deaths that occurred in the state between 2009 and 2013 were fully preventable. The state’s CFRT studied the issue in response to the increase in overdose deaths throughout the state and across age groups. The number of deaths…

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‘Immigrant Paradox’ Doesn’t Protect Youngest Kids From Substance Abuse

New research has found that when Hispanic children come to the U.S. before the age of 14, they lose the protective factor that is the immigrant paradox. This paradox holds that first-generation immigrants have better health, better mental health, fewer risky behaviors and other favorable outcomes when compared to second- and third-generation immigrants. Researchers have…

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