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11 Apr Heroin Facts

Heroin is derived from the Asian poppy seed that produces morphine. It comes in two forms, as a brown or white powder and as a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. It belongs to the opioid drug category, a group which is highly...

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08 Apr Risks & Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine is derived from the coca plant, which is primarily grown in South America. Use of this illegal drug has declined slightly in recent years as other drugs have become more popular, but it is still widespread. Cocaine can be snorted, injected, or smoked in...

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25 Mar Drug Use During Pregnancy

All types of drug abuse have serious health risks associated with them, but these risks are compounded when drugs are used during pregnancy. Even sporadic or one-time drug use during pregnancy can harm the fetus and put their life and their mother’s in danger. There...

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25 Mar Women and Utah’s Meth Epidemic

The methamphetamine addiction epidemic that has been making its way through Utah has not shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. Methamphetamine is the third most commonly abused drug in the state, closely following alcohol and marijuana, but it is the second most abused drug...

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16 Mar Staging an Intervention

Drug or alcohol abuse is a problem that gradually leads a person down a path of destruction. An addict may not even realize they have a problem or, if they do, they might feel like they aren't hurting anyone else, so it’s okay for them...

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16 Mar Rebuilding Relationships

Deciding to check into a rehab facility is a big step toward recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, but the process doesn’t end when you complete the rehab program. Many addicts report that the first few weeks after rehab are actually more difficult because they...

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16 Mar Choosing a 12-Step Sponsor

Almost everyone using the 12-step method of addiction recovery will benefit from the help of a sponsor. This is why programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous recommend that participants choose a sponsor as soon as possible once they begin the program. A sponsor is...

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15 Feb Utah Drug Use Statistics

In the 2012 Gallup poll that rated which states were the best to live in, Utah came out on the very top. This poll was based on having clean water, low smoking habits, and happiness in the workplace, among other things. Studies like this, combined...

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16 Jan Rehabilitation: A History of Healing

Today, rehabilitation facilities are places where people struggling with drug or other substance abuse can get help from medical personnel to overcome the disease of addiction. Historically, society has had other methods to approach drug problems. For a long time, addiction wasn’t viewed as a...

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16 Jan Greek Gods of Healing

Caring for the human body is a practice that has been carefully honed since the beginning of time. Our company name, Therápia, comes from a Greek word meaning therapy or healing. In ancient Greek times, healers would call upon special gods that they believed would...

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