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If You Don’t Know What To Do

Most important to helping loved ones with addiction is understanding a few basic principles. First off, it is impossible to help someone who does not wish to receive help. In these cases, the best thing you can do without putting yourself at risk is to set a positive example for your loved one. For instance,…

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Vaping: Truth and Dangers

Vaping is the inhalation of water vapor laced with nicotine and other chemicals through e-cigarettes. Other names for vaping devices are Juuls (a brand like Kleenex) or simply vapes. The practice has become remarkably popular amongst teens over the last decade with use rising 900 percent. Shockingly, many of the young people vaping would have…

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Is It Okay To Smoke Marijuana During Pregnancy?

Research on how marijuana use can alter a pregnancy, both for mother and child, is still in its infancy. It is clear however that is better to smoke marijuana during pregnancy than to smoke cigarettes or to drink. As marijuana use becomes more common, both through medicinal marijuana and recreational legalization in some states, it…

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Spice Vs. Marijuana: Difference and Risks

Spice and Marijuana are on their face similar drugs. They are sold to users with the message that they have a similar effect, producing a light high (light compared to psychedelic mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, etc.). This is not the case. The two products are extremely different, and the use of spice is much riskier than…

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Nicotine —The Legal Monster

480,000 people a year, or 1,300 a day die prematurely due to complications related to smoking. This makes cigarettes, a tobacco product, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The reason cigarettes, and their more recently developed counterparts, vapes, are such captivating habits, is nicotine. The chemical nicotine found in tobacco is…

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Real Dangers of Caffeine and Energy Drinks

Energy drinks, like Red Bull, are two-faced monsters. Their danger lies in the over-concentration of both caffeine and sugar they give to consumers. Compared to the average cup of coffee which has 100 milligrams of caffeine, energy drinks usually have somewhere closer to 500 milligrams. They also have caffeine imitators like guarana, another stimulant. On…

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