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Bad luck – one of the most common triggers for getting addiction

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This post is about a patient of mine called Mercy and her personal history with inhalants. Mercy was a young woman who had been down on her luck for quite some time. She just couldn’t seem to catch a break and had a hard life. Her mother had died when she was a young child, […]

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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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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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