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Stimulants: What They Are, Their Side Effects and How They’re Used

What Are Stimulants? Stimulants are a class of psychoactive substances that increase the brain’s activity and speed up certain functions of the central nervous system. When someone uses a stimulant…

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What Drugs Are Prescribed for Anxiety?

What Medications Are Used to Treat Anxiety Disorders? It isn’t uncommon for you to feel anxious at some point in time, but the feeling usually goes away by itself. If…

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Back Pain

Can You Treat Chronic Back Pain Without Opioids? Chronic back pain is a serious problem. It can be debilitating, and chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the…

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How To Avoid Opioid Addiction If You Have Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, you know you must have some relief from the pain to be productive and function. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in…

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How Is Pain Managed for People in Recovery for Addiction?

Pain Management for Recovering Addicts Many people who suffer from chronic pain are prescribed opiates to treat their condition by reducing pain and improving mobility. If they begin abusing opioids…

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Addiction Treatment for People With Chronic Pain

Opioids and Chronic Pain Because opiates can effectively treat chronic pain, they are often prescribed to the individual who has that condition. Chronic pain is a widespread condition that affects…

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The Risk of Accidental Overdoses and Chronic Pain

Accidental Overdoses in People With Chronic Pain Accidental overdoses and chronic pain are two things that can unfortunately go hand-in-hand. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) up…

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The Link Between Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

What Are Opioids? Opioids are effective for treating moderate to severe pain, especially chronic pain. But, when taken for the long-term, the risks of becoming addicted to the painkillers increases…

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Chronic Pain?

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Chronic Pain? Research indicates that anywhere from 25% to 50% of American adults will suffer from chronic pain at one time or another….

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Enabling the Addict

Note: This post on enabling the addict is once again from our contributor B.H. and it explores her experience with her son’s addiction.  What Does It Mean to Be Enabling…

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