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What Is Speedball?

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 10, 2022 Updated: September 29, 2022 Cocaine and heroin are dangerous enough on their own but can have severe consequences when taken together. Knowing street names for certain drug combinations and what signs to look for when someone is abusing illicit…

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Opioids’ Effect on the Heart

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2022 Updated: August 25, 2022 A frightening trend is worrying medical professionals regarding individuals addicted to opioids: a dangerous heart infection called infective endocarditis, as well as other drug abuse-related heart infections, is on the rise. Prescription and synthetic opioid abuse,…

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4 Coping Skills to Help Your Adolescent With Substance Abuse

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 20, 2022 Updated: June 6, 2022 The issue of substance abuse and how to deal with it are not new. Although the prevalence of drug abuse is slowly declining, the problem is still steadily growing. Adolescents are vulnerable to substance abuse…

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Help Your Adolescent With Substance Use Treatment

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 17, 2022 Updated: June 6, 2022 Substance abuse disorders are common in adolescents and can be challenging to overcome without treatment. Adolescents are more likely to use substances than adults because they still develop impulse control and are more susceptible to…