Hippy Crack/Nitrous Oxide Addiction: An Overview of its Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment Options

  Hippy Crack/Nitrous Oxide Addiction: An Overview of its Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment Options Nitrous oxide, often referred to as ‘hippy crack’, ‘laughing gas’, ‘whippets’, or ‘NOS’, has seemingly come out of nowhere over recent years, overtaking nearly all other drugs in popularity among teenagers and young adults aged 16 to 24. According to […]

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Drugs Used for Alcohol Detox in the UK

  Drugs Used for Alcohol Detox in the UK Introduction and a brief history It’s reasonable to believe that for as long as humans have known alcohol, we’ve known both its ‘benefits’ and the dangers it represents. Some of the oldest surviving written documents refer to its effects on the body, soul, behaviour, and morals, […]

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Librium for Alcohol Withdrawal: How it works, its dangers, and benefits

  Librium for Alcohol Withdrawal: How it works and its dangers and benefits Luckily, most of us go through life never having to witness the horror of someone in substance withdrawal. It’s only thanks to films like Requiem for a Dream, Trainspotting, and other titles that deal with addiction that many people even know withdrawal […]

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Whole Family Approaches in Teenage Substance Abuse Therapy

  Whole Family Approaches in Teenage Substance Abuse Therapy Teenage addiction rehab and therapy are unfortunately encumbered by numerous complicating factors. Dealing with addiction in adults is already a delicate balance of personal growth and accountability. Adding in the complexities of adolescent neurochemistry, increased vulnerability to peer pressure and uncertainty, and strained family dynamics make […]

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The Biological Effects of Ketamine Abuse

  The Biological Effects of Ketamine Abuse Ketamine, originally developed as a post-operative analgesic to replace PCP in the 1960s, soon found its way into the recreational use space. ‘K’, ‘Special K’, or ‘Vitamin K’, as it’s known on the streets, has powerful hallucinogenic and dissociative effects, altering and distorting how the user perceives sight […]

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Vaping’s Victory: How E-Cigs Extinguished Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man

  The relationship between trauma and addiction: A layman’s guide For the longest time, smoking cigarettes was just about the coolest thing you could do. Think Humphrey Bogart’s character in 1942’s Casablanca, puffing away with an air of hard-edged sophistication; Audrey Hepburn with her elegant little cigarette holder in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; and, more recently, […]

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The relationship between trauma and addiction: A layman’s guide

  The relationship between trauma and addiction: A layman’s guide Trauma, a response to deeply distressing or disturbing events that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, can have a profound effect on one’s psychological well-being. It influences thoughts, behaviours, and emotions significantly and has been linked to a host of mental health disorders and substance […]

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Home alcohol detox

  Alcohol Detox Home Alcohol Detox Many many people, including this author, have or will, at some point in their lives decide to maybe take a bit of a break from the drink. If you haven’t already, maybe when you were at university or going through a tough breakup, the odds are good that you’ll […]

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