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When parents steal their children’s medicine 

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This post is dedicated to the story of my patient Erin, who was addicted to Adderall. Erin checked herself into my rehabilitation facility after what she described as a near-death experience brought on by her addiction to Adderall. She had been abusing the prescription drug for about five years. The moment when she knew she […]

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Can alcohol be a Justification?

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Meet Ashley, she was a hard addicted to cocaine. Ashley’s case stood out to me because Ashley was a celebrity of sorts. She had been on a long-running reality television show known for the wrong choices and hard partying of its participants. I don’t watch the show myself, but I am aware of it. It […]

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Sometimes your best friend become your bigger fear

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Here is the story of my patient Brandon, who was addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is not an illegal substance, although there are legal restrictions put into place for its use, as alcohol can be toxic and deadly. Because of its legality, accessibility, and social acceptability, it is easy for addicts to spiral into alcohol abuse. […]

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Not the best way to deal with anxiety

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This is the story of my patient Aurora, who was addicted to Xanax. Aurora’s addiction started when she was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in college. She had been suffering from panic attacks caused by the stress of school and other pressures. Not knowing about anxiety and panic attacks, she thought there was something wrong […]

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Drugs can kill not only those who use it 

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This is the story of my patient Jordan, who was addicted to Gray Death. This case was of particular interest to me because before moving to the United States I had never seen Gray Death before. It probably existed in France as well, but was much more prevalent in the United States, mainly due to […]

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Sometimes drug + drug means suffering

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Read the story of my patient David, who was addicted to heroin. David was having horrible withdrawals from heroin when he checked into rehab. While any detox is difficult, heroin and other opioids cause some of the most uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, both physically and psychologically, and David had almost all of them. On his first […]

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A helper for work, but a killer for life

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Get to know the story of my patient Carmen, who was addicted to methamphetamines. Carmen checked in to rehab after a wound on her face became infected and septic and almost killed her. The wound was caused by picking at her skin under the influence of methamphetamines. Carmen had several visible wounds and scabs on […]

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