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Are E-Cigarettes a Safe Alternative or Just as Harmful?

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Are E-Cigarettes a Safe Alternative or Just as Harmful?

E-Cigarettes started to gain popularity around 2010 when the general population assumed they were a harmless alternative to tobacco smoking. Today, the use of electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “vaping” has exploded into a nationwide, and even international trend- especially in sober communities. The assumption has been that with the removal of tobacco and … Continued

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New Fingerprint Test Detects Cocaine In Seconds

Researchers at the University of Surrey have created an innovative drug test that uses fingerprints to detect cocaine. The test is being considered remarkable for its ability to both positively detect traces of drugs and positively identify the user at the same time. The research supporting the test has been published in the journal Clinical … Continued

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CVS Takes Initiative to Combat Opioid Crisis

CVS Pharmacy, one of the largest healthcare providers and present in over 10,000 communities worldwide has been a significant player in the fight against the opioid crisis. With their new opioid policy, drug administration will be regulated to seven-day increments and lower dose/instant release formulations. New Policy Plans The opioid crisis has been stirring for … Continued

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How to Take Medical Leave From Work: Know Your Rights

Over 75% of people with substance abuse problems in need of treatment are employed. Out of fear of losing their job or being judged by their coworkers, many avoid getting help even when they are desperate for it. The stigma around drug and alcohol abuse, as well as lack of knowledge of personal rights, should … Continued

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What to Expect Detoxing From Valium

Valium belongs to the benzodiazepine family, a type of drug that suppresses the nervous system. When used in the correct dosage, it can be life-saving and extremely beneficial. However, when abused, it can be deadly. It causes physical and mental impairment, loss of muscle control, confusion, and is highly addictive. Many become addicted quick and … Continued

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Here’s What to Tell People When They Ask Why You Aren’t Drinking

So you’ve done it- you’ve given up your addiction and embarked on a journey to sobriety. You’ve probably suffered ups and downs throughout the process, made mistakes (and hopefully learned from them) Overtime you’ve grown the strength and confidence in your ability to walk away from temptation- and now it’s time to adjust back to … Continued

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