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Pink Cocaine: What is Tucibi?

In 2019, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issued a warning about an emerging threat called pink cocaine, or tucibi. This dangerous, misleadingly named substance has now made its way to the U.S.,...

THC Detox: What to Expect

Contrary to an unfortunately persistent myth, you can become addicted to marijuana. When you then try to stop using the drug, a variety of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms can prevent you from doing so. If you...

Understanding Chemical Dependency

Chemical dependency and addiction are often used interchangeably. However, even though these terms share many similarities, there are also some important distinctions between them. What Does Chemical Dependency Mean? Chemical dependency refers to the physical...

How Long Does Meth Stay in Your System For?

How long does meth stay in your system? Once your body has eliminated the drug, can you still test positive on a drug screen? What types of physical and psychological harm can meth use cause?...

Addressing the First Step in Recovery

Since it was originally published in the late 1930s, the 12 Step recovery model has helped countless people end their use of addictive substances and start living healthier, drug-free lives. But this long history of...

Sober Things to do in Palm Desert, CA

When a person has an alcohol addiction, much of their social life and activities revolve around drinking. Once they enter recovery, finding sober things to do can prove challenging. This makes it important to double...

Sores from Drugs: Causes & Dangers

Overdose. Brain damage. Liver failure. Discussions of the dangers of drug abuse often focus on debilitating or potentially fatal effects like these. While it is obviously important to be aware of the grievous harm that...

Understanding the Psychological Dependence of Drug Addiction

Psychological dependence of drug addiction can be the most difficult part of addiction. Addiction is an all-encompassing disorder that can affect how you think, feel, and act. To end your compulsive abuse of alcohol or...

Can Recovering Alcoholics Drink Kombucha?

Fermentation plays an integral role in the creation of kombucha. Fermentation is also central to the production of beer, wine, hard cider, and other alcoholic beverages. Does this mean that , for recovering alcoholics, kombucha...

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