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What are Gateway Drugs and Do They Really Cause Addiction?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - September 8th, 2022

Drug addiction and alcoholism are progressive diseases that cause individuals to compulsively abuse substances. Typically, addiction is caused by a combination of factors, including environmental,…

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The Dangers of Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - September 2nd, 2022

Marijuana is one of the most commonly-abused drugs in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted research in 2019 that showed about…

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Heroin Addiction Treatment in North Carolina

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - August 2nd, 2022

Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug that can cause individuals to become dependent after only one or two uses. According to the National Institute…

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Is There a Difference Between Methamphetamine and Amphetamine?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - July 12th, 2022

Amphetamines are a class of prescription stimulant drugs used to treat conditions like ADHD or narcolepsy. Methamphetamine, on the other hand, is an illicit stimulant…

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Dexedrine vs. Adderall: What’s the Difference?

Written By Carolina Center For Recovery - July 1st, 2022

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental health condition to affect children affecting about 9.8% of children ages 3-17 years.[1] The symptoms…

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