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Physical Dependence vs Psychological Dependence

Drug dependence occurs when a person’s body has come to rely on a drug to function normally. Two types of dependence exist and are distinct. They are physical dependence and psychological dependence. Determining whether you struggle with physical dependence vs psychological dependence isn’t always easy to do. Therapy sessions often help people explore physical vs…

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12 Types of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Substance abuse continues to be a primary public health concern across the nation with overdose rates rising consistently since the year 2000. The societal, economic, and personal costs of drug abuse are steep. Therefore, it’s important to gain a better understanding of exactly what substances people are abusing. Contact 855.833.9199 to learn more about Sunstone…

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Top 10 Most Abused Drugs in the US

Drug use is pervasive in the United States. Not all of it is illegal or dangerous. For example, it’s impossible to drive past a gas station without seeing advertisements for cigarettes. Nor can you turn on the television without seeing beer commercials. Harder drugs may not be advertised so blatantly, but their use is responsible…

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3 Types of Stimulants and Their Effects

Stimulants are a class of drugs that encapsulates everything from energy drinks to prescription medication to some of the most dangerous illicit drugs in circulation today. More than 3 types of stimulants exist. Nonetheless, 3 types of stimulants that are common to the addiction treatment space are cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy (MDMA). Nicotine, some diet…

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Different Types of Depressants

Depressants are a variety of drugs that slow brain activity and depress the central nervous system. They produce relaxation and drowsiness. As a result, different types of depressants are commonly used in treating insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, and more. The 3 types of depressants are sedatives, hypnotics, and tranquilizers. These 3 types of depressants…