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Are Muscle Relaxers Addictive?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - April 13th, 2022

Muscle relaxers are prescription medications that affect the central nervous system, causing the relaxation of muscles. Typically, these medications are prescribed to treat muscle pain,…

Abused Substances Drug Addiction

Percocet Withdrawal Timeline, Symptoms, and Treatment

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - March 29th, 2022

The United States is facing an opioid abuse epidemic with no end in sight. The latest wave of opioid abuse began in the 1990s and…

Abused Substances Detox

The Long-Term Dangers of Injecting Heroin

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - March 7th, 2022

Heroin is an illicit opioid that is derived from morphine. This substance is one of the most common and dangerous substances of abuse, as life-threatening…

Abused Substances Drug Addiction

What is Self-Medication and Why Do People Do It?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - March 3rd, 2022

When you face difficult times, it’s natural to reach toward something that will make you feel better. Nobody likes to feel sad, angry, lonely, anxious,…

Abused Substances Mental Health

How Can Fentanyl Test Strips Prevent Overdoses in North Carolina?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - February 24th, 2022

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that poses life-threatening consequences to those who use it. The drug is 50 to 100 times stronger than other opioids…

Abused Substances Drug Addiction