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Xylazine: From Veterinary Medicine to Illicit Use

Xylazine is a drug commonly used by veterinarians to sedate animals. However, it is increasingly being misused by people in Florida as a recreational drug. Misusing xylazine can have serious consequences, including respiratory depression, seizures, and coma. It can also cause nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. Xylazine can be especially dangerous when combined with other drugs, … Read more

Understanding and Treating Ethanol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious issue. It affects millions of people in the United States. Ethanol is a type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. It is one of the most commonly abused substances. It can be found in beer, wine, and liquor and is legal for those over 21. It can lead to various … Read more

Addiction Treatment: Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders

Transcript I’m Dr. Ignatov. I’m a psychiatrist and addiction medicine physician diagnosed, and a substance use disorder can be a complex and challenging process. My patients often don’t know if treatment is right for that, but a diagnosis from a doctor or qualified mental health professional can really help. In this video, I’ll explain the … Read more

Addiction Helpline: Stepping Stone for Recovery

Drug addiction helplines offer a private and safe environment for individuals to discuss their problems with substance use disorders. You can speak openly without worrying about being judged or stigmatized.  National helplines and local referrals can help individuals find a nearby addiction support phone line and local healthcare providers who can offer 24/7 support, referrals, … Read more

Coping with Adderall Shortage: Strategies for ADHD Management

Dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging, mainly when you rely on medication to manage symptoms. Adderall, approved by FDA, is a commonly prescribed medication that is used to treat ADHD. However, unfortunately, shortages can occur, leaving many young people struggling to find alternative ADHD medication. If you are one of the many … Read more

Breaking Down the Causes of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that involves compulsive drug seeking and use, despite the adverse effects that may occur. A mixture of biological, behavioral, psychological, and environmental factors can lead to drug addiction. Drugs can change the brain’s reward system, leading to addiction. Some people are more prone to develop addiction due to genetics. … Read more

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