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How Long Does Withdrawal Last? An Addict wonders at the duration of his suffering

How Long Does Withdrawal Last?

Withdrawal: A Comprehensive Guide What is withdrawal? Withdrawing is the body’s response to being cut off from a substance that a person is dependent upon. It can encompass both mental and physical side-effects. When someone is addicted to a drug, their body tries to make it difficult for them to give it up. Withdrawing is made up of symptoms designed…

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An opiate loaded syringe shows one way opiates are taken by users

What are Opiates?

Origins of Opiates Opiates are medications that are derived from opium. Humans have been using opium for centuries as both a painkiller and a recreational drug. However, opiates are a more modern invention. While individual opiates may vary in how they affect the body, the overall impact is similar. All opiates are classed as narcotics. They can be helpful if…

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types of opiates

Opiate vs Opioid

Are Opiates and Opioids Different? By now, nearly everyone has heard about the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. In the late 80s and early 90s, doctors prescribed opioids to clients as painkillers. But what is an opiate vs opioid, and how did both come into being? They were highly effective at stopping pain, but unfortunately were even more effective at…

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Benzodiazepine pills pour out of prescription bottle

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines: Everything You Need To Know Benzodiazepines belong to a class of drugs called depressants. They slow down messages traveling between a person’s brain and their body. Typically, benzodiazepines are prescribed by doctors as minor tranquilizers. They’re commonly used to relieve stress and anxiety and have many trade names and brands that people can get them under. In addition to…

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