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ADHD's potential link to substance use disorder is a significant concern for those diagnosed with it. Understanding this link is key to getting appropriate help sooner.
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Besides recreational use, some early studies and personal reports or personal stories and experiences suggest that 5-MeO-DMT might help with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. However, further research is needed to know if it’s safe and effective, as it has been linked to deaths
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Supporting a loved one who is struggling with addiction can be an incredibly challenging and isolating experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. Addiction support groups for families offer a lifeline of understanding, information, and emotional support.
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An addiction hotline and an addiction helpline might sound similar, but they serve different purposes and offer unique forms of support when a loved one is using alcohol and other drugs. Understanding these differences can help you choose the best option for your situation.
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Medetomidine is an animal tranquilizer increasingly being found in the drug supply. Even though medetomidine is made for animals, it can be dangerous if people use it.
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You’ve likely heard that medical marijuana (cannabis) is being used more and more frequently to treat mental and physical health problems. As its popularity has grown, so has interest in its potential benefits. But with all the noise surrounding medical marijuana, it can be hard to know what it can actually do.
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With fentanyl, my son had no chance. Gone are the days that our children can easily battle an addiction or a temporary draw to substances to ease depression or anxiety. These are no longer “normal” times. Fentanyl has changed the game and kids are unknowingly being poisoned.

Erin Rachwal


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