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  • Psychedelic Drugs: Complete Guide
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    Psychedelic Drugs: Complete Guide

    Psychedelic drugs can have serious short-term and long-term mental, emotional, and physical effects. From their rise in popularity in the 1960s to today, psychedelic drugs are often misunderstood by...
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  • A Complete Guide to Heroin
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    A Complete Guide to Heroin

    An opioid epidemic has plagued our country for decades, with an increasing number of Americans dying of opioid overdoses starting in the 1990s. Heroin is one of the cheapest,...
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  • Complete Guide to PMA and PMMA
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Complete Guide to PMA and PMMA

    PMA and PMMA are empathogens/hallucinogenic drugs. Though they are not as well-known as MDMA/ecstasy, many people take PMA or PMMA without realizing it. So what is PMMA or PMA,...
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  • Dissociative Drugs: Complete Guide
    Monday, June 21, 2021

    Dissociative Drugs: Complete Guide

    By Gabriella Eljaiek, Supervisee in Social Work, MSW, QMHP-A, RYT-200, RPYT, Substance Abuse Counselor for adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at FCCR Radford in Richmond, Virginia Though dissociative drug...
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  • Taking Care of Yourself as a Counselor
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Taking Care of Yourself as a Counselor

    By Stephanie Lamancusa, MSW, LSW, LCADC, Executive Director, Vineland Treatment Services As a counselor, you know all the catchphrases: “Physician, heal thyself,” “You do you,” “Become your own #1...
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  • What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

    By Ryan Moore, LICDC-CS, LPCC, clinical director, Recovery Works Columbus, a detox and residential treatment center in Ohio. Nearly one million people died from alcohol-related deaths between 1999 and...
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  • What You Need to Know about Depressants
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    What You Need to Know about Depressants

    By Kathleen Korman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Director of Nursing, Recovery Works Merrillville, a detox and residential treatment center in Northwest Indiana One of the most commonly abused substances is...
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