01 Dec Heroin: Effects and Treatment

Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug that has many adverse health risks. Some of the side effects are only temporary and occur the first time the drug is used. Many other side effects are attributed to pervasive use of the drug and have long...

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28 Nov Meth: An Overview

Methamphetamine is a drug contained in prescription medications to treat disorders like narcolepsy and ADHD. In the past it was also used as a nasal decongestant and bronchial inhaler. Because it can be easily manufactured using over-the-counter ingredients, abuse of methamphetamine is a widespread problem.   Also...

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20 Nov Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine (also known as meth) is one of the most commonly used, fastest growing drugs in the world. Its low cost, availability, and ease of manufacturing aid the continuing problem. Like any addictive drug, the greatest risk associated with methamphetamine is developing a dependence....

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20 Nov Heroin: An Overview

Heroin is derived from the morphine that comes from the Asian Poppy seed. It is a strong opiate and a highly addictive drug. The finished product can come in two basic forms, either as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky...

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29 Oct Alcohol and Your Brain

Alcohol begins having an effect on your body from that first sip. As alcohol consumption increases, its effects become more damaging and can have some very negative short and long-term consequences. As one consumes more and more alcohol, different areas of the brain become affected....

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26 Oct Alcohol – BAC Facts

Consuming alcohol can have very negative effects on the health, both short and long term. The consequences of alcohol consumption depend partly on how much is consumed within a short period of time. This determines the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and often determines what...

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24 Oct Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are two different problems that people can face when they drink excessively. Both are damaging to one's physical health and lifestyle but alcoholism has a more lasting effect than alcohol abuse.   Alcohol abuse is when drinking leads to problems, but not necessarily...

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22 Oct The Ins and Outs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease that occurs when a person develops an addiction to alcohol. This is usually due to excessive drinking over an extended period of time and is a chronic disease. Although it has a different effect on each individual suffering from the disease,...

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17 Aug There is Hope

Welcome to the blog for Renaissance Ranch. We are an LDS-based alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. We use the traditional 12 Step approach to treatment combined with Gospel Principles as they relate to alcohol and drug addiction. We believe that true recovery includes spiritual...

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