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Characteristics of a Successful Cocaine Detox Center

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that has the capacity to inflict physical and psychological harm on users. It elicits a temporary euphoric, energizing, and exhilarating feeling, leading to repeated use and eventual addiction. Frequent use causes high blood pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, weight loss, depression, and other adverse effects. Cocaine addiction…

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Detox Centers Available in Atlanta

Drug and alcohol addiction is taking a tremendous toll on the health of many people today. Although many realize this and try to quit it, they relapse almost as soon as they try. Not only is addiction affecting physical health,  but other issues such as depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, personality disorders, and loss of…

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When Does Experimenting Become Drug Addiction?

There comes a point in the lives of many young adults when they consider experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Those who experiment don’t expect to develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Recent statistics about teen alcohol and drug experimentation are concerning. It is important to understand how harmless experimenting can lead to drug addiction.…

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The 3 Most Addictive Drugs

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease. Notable features include compulsive drug-seeking, inability to quit despite harmful consequences, a desire to stop using, and chronic or permanent brain changes. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. While there are many addictive substances, some pose a higher risk of addiction than others.…

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How Long it Takes to Flush Cocaine from Your System

Learning about how long cocaine stays in the system is important to individuals that want to stop using this drug. It is possible for people that have an addiction to cocaine to regain control over their lives. Getting help at a cocaine detox center with professionals that include physicians, counselors, and support team members is…

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How to Safely Detox from Heroin

Heroin addiction leads to many incidents of overdose, along with thousands of deaths every year in the United States. Simply put, heroin is a powerful drug with high addiction rates. There is a way to avoid the dangerous effects of heroin withdrawal. If you are struggling with heroin addiction, get the help you need at…

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Oxycodone vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone and heroin, many people question which is one worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse. Doctors prescribe oxycodone, and heroin is bought on the street. However, are they really that different? No matter the opiate, at Atlanta Detox Center, our opioid addiction treatment program can help…

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How to Recognize Kratom Addiction (And Overcome It)

Fighting a Kratom addiction can be intimidating, and for some, it may feel impossible. Too often, people try to do a Kratom detox on their own; when they experience the initial stages of withdrawal, they fear that the entire process will be painful, and so they return to their old habits. The good news is…

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What to Expect in an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, and many people seem to think that they are the same type of drug. There are many similarities, making it easy to understand why the two terms are often used together. There are distinct differences between opiates and opioids, leading some people to wonder what they…