signs and symptoms of ecstasy addiction

Ecstasy: Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), more commonly known as ecstasy, is a designer drug containing both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. MDMA is also commonly referred to as “molly”, which is short for molecular. Unfortunately, this substance is popular among the club scene, despite its high potential for abuse. While research on whether this
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Self-Care Tips for People with Addicted Loved Ones

When someone you love is battling a substance use disorder, you often focus on the damage addiction is inflicting on their life. For example, many addicts and alcoholics experience severe mental health symptoms, worsening physical health, financial troubles, strained relationships, and even legal issues. On the other hand, it is
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How to Protect your Sobriety During a Pandemic

Currently, our entire world is amidst a global pandemic. As a result, citizens across the nation are stocking up on food and household necessities in order to prepare themselves to self-quarantine. Being isolated from friends and family is difficult for anyone. However, for those of us in addiction recovery, this
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What to Expect During Heroin Detox

Heroin detox is the first, and one of the most difficult steps that an individual should take when they decide to get sober. Withdrawal symptoms from this particular drug are painful, unpleasant, and may drive people to get high simply to avoid feeling sick. Fortunately, there are many FDA approved
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Am I Addicted To Adderall?

Adderall is a prescribed drug that is used to treat ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Its main reason for being prescribed is to help those with attention problems have increased focus and attention. When used as directed with someone suffering from ADHD, it can reduce hyperactive disorder, impulsivity, and provide the focus
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Meth Is Becoming Prevalent Again In Ohio

While Ohio has been facing a drug epidemic with the substance Fentanyl, which has recently found its way in cocaine and other substances besides heroin, there has been a drug that has seen a massive resurgence. That substance would be crystal meth. Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine, it
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Staging An Intervention For A Drug Addict

An intervention is a highly stressful, yet important event for all involved. Family and friends get together to help the person they love see that they need to get help. The person struggling needs to know that the people around them love and support them but need something to change
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Opioid Addiction Treatment in Ohio

The opioid epidemic continues to affect people in every state of the United States. However, Ohio holds the second-highest rate of opioid abuse when compared to other states. According to research conducted in 2017, Ohio had a rate of 39.2 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 persons. Nationally, the rate of opioid-related
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Seniors and Addiction

Typically when people imagine an addict, they picture someone in their mid-20s. However, addiction is becoming a common problem among the elderly population. In fact, most senior citizens suffering from addiction are dependent upon alcohol or prescription pills. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), up
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Sexual Assault and Addiction

In the United States, 1 out of 6 women and 1 out of 33 men will be the victim of a rape attempt. Additionally, according to RAINN, government authorities respond to a report of child sexual abuse every 8 minutes. While these numbers are alarmingly high, these are only the