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resist using pot and alcohol to ease fears during Covid-19 outbreak

Resist using pot and alcohol to ease fears during Covid-19 outbreak

Resist using pot and alcohol to ease fears during Covid-19 outbreak Experts advise against using substances such as marijuana or alcohol to help reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness while social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, these behaviors can present additional problems. Marijuana and other inhaled substances including cigarettes …

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Staying Strong, Sober, and Sane During the Holidays

Staying strong and sober during the holidays can be difficult but delaying recovery until the new year can have devastating consequences. Stress and substance abuse increase during the holidays season and overdose rates climb. If you’ve started your recovery journey, you’ve acquired some useful tools to help you survive the holidays with your sobriety intact.   …

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Xanax Addiction and Abuse

Xanax is a powerful benzodiazepine that is often prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorders and insomnia. It is extremely addictive when used long-term. Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. Seventy percent of teens with a Xanax addiction get the drug from their family’s medicine cabinet. Tolerance to Xanax develops …

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Sober Fun while Social Distancing

Sober Fun while social distancing As Alcoholics Anonymous meetings go online because of coronavirus fears, some in the recovery community worry that won’t be enough Sober fun while social distancing is a challenge for people who struggle with addiction, staying sober can be a daily challenge, even in the best of times, with a stable …

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Federal judge rules safe injection site can legally open in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday that the Controlled Substances Act does not prohibit the operation of a supervised injection site. The ruling was a victory for the nonprofit Safehouse, which hopes to open a facility where people with addictions could use drugs under medical supervision so help would be instantly …

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