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From tips on preventing substance use to guidance on managing recovery from addiction, here at Partnership to Addiction we have the information and resources you need at every step of the way.

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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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Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition marked by extreme mood swings. Integrated treatment addressing both bipolar and substance use is key to helping loved one cope with the challenges of these disorders.
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The link between panic attacks and substance use is complex and often co-occur as part of other mental health conditions. By providing consistent support and encouragement, you can play a vital role in your loved one's journey toward recovery.
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Trauma can feel like a powerful wind, and can leave a person feeling broken and lost. When someone is hurting like that, it’s not uncommon to turn to anything that can make the pain go away, even for just a little while. That’s where substances come in.
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Nitazenes are powerful lab-made opioids, such as metonitazene and isotonitazene, with no approved medical use. They are potentially 40 times stronger than fentanyl and are difficult to detect through standard drug tests or testing strips.

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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