Tag Archives: Drug Abuse

How God Can Prevent Experimenting with Drugs

Woman sitting, struggling with drug addiction “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:10 If you’re going to see the value in a life jacket, you must see it’s proper use. To substitute a flotation device/life vest and mistake it for body armor would be an ironic antithesis of it’s said purpose. Seeing the [...]
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Why Do We Relapse in Drug Addiction Recovery?

girl on rock facing the sea Contributor: Nikki Baker, Content Writer at JourneyPure. “I have a problem,” you say to yourself. It’s a brave and scary thing to admit that your drug addiction is beyond your control. That this addiction is taking over your life, isolating you from friends and family. You’ve come to realize you are now a shell of [...]
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Cocaine Abuse Among College Students: Knowing When to Get Help

College Student Buying Cocaine Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Cocaine is a stimulant that increases dopamine levels in the brain; it comes in the form of a white powder. Typically, the drug is snorted. There are other routes of administration, including but not limited to, being rubbed into the gums or placed [...]
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Can an International Move to Ban Fentanyl Spur Change in the US Drug Addiction Crisis?

Woman on the Water Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center In an unexpected and significant move on the international drug stage, China recently made the decision to ban the manufacturing and sale of fentanyl, including four types of the synthetic drug: valeryl fentanyl, acrylfentanyl, carfentanil, and furnanyl fentanyl. This unprecedented move is something [...]
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Connection Between Eating Disorders and an Addiction to Diet Pills

Diet pill addiction and eating disorders are serious issues among those individuals struggling with an eating disorder and/or addiction. Many times people do not consider diet pills as a substance that can be addictive, but diet pills often contain chemicals, such as stimulants, that can build up tolerance [4]. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy. [...]
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