Why Do People Smoke?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

For those of us that don’t smoke or use tobacco, it may be hard to understand why someone else would start using and not stop but trying to answer the question “why do people smoke?” can be a bit complex. There are several factors that can bring someone to use cigarettes or tobacco for the first time such as curiosity, peer pressure, or more. And, unfortunately, after trying cigarettes and tobacco for the first time, it can lead to chronic use and an inability to quit.

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How To Quit Smoking Marijuana

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Marijuana is becoming more prevalent across the country, with many states legalizing the substance, it is important to learn more about what effects marijuana can have on you and how to quit smoking marijuana if needed. While marijuana becomes more accepted as a medication, people should understand that there still is an addictive potential for this substance.

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How To Quit Chewing Tobacco

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Despite the publicity prescription and illicit drugs get, it is the legal substances that are actually most harmful to the body. Tobacco and alcohol are two of the most widely used substances in the United States, and the most deadly. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. Furthermore, cigarette smoking is responsible for almost half a million deaths per year in the United States.

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How Long Do Opioids Stay In Your System

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Whether it is oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, morphine, or some other opiate, these opioids and other substances tend to stay in your body for some time after you use them. It is important to learn more about these types of drugs as they have become a common place in American society, with opioids being prescribed at astonishingly high rates which has lead to the substances causing the deaths of many Americans.

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What Is Cannabidiol? The Benefits Of CBD

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the main components in marijuana, it has become more popular in recent years as it has started to be used as a treatment method for many problems, most notably epilepsy.

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Opioid Use Outside Of The United States

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

The pattern of opioid use varies dramatically around the world.

 

There are significant variations not just in terms of how many prescription pills are used but also differences in the nature of the opioids used.

 

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What Is Ketamine?

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Ketamine is a powerful medication that can induce anesthetic or loss of consciousness.

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The Dangers Of Sleeping Pills

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, your doctor may end up prescribing you sleeping pills. While these pills can have obvious benefits and may help you get better sleep at night, there are a number of sleeping pill side effects that can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. In many cases, it can be better to treat the underlying cause, such as a medical condition or sleep disorder, which can be a much more effective approach than just treating the symptom of insomnia itself.

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The Risks Of Prescription Abuse And Misuse

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Prescription abuse might not seem like a big deal, but there are many grave consequences of misusing these prescriptions medications, including opioids and stimulants.

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The Ins And Outs Of Heroin Withdrawal

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

In order to see why heroin withdrawal can be so severe and problematic, it’s worth taking a look at how the drug works.

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