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What Are Depressants?

Depressant drugs slow down the central nervous system, and are used to reduce anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders. “Downer” drugs can be highly addictive, like the illegal drug heroin. It is essential to learn about the dangers of drugs.

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What Are Stimulants?

Stimulant drugs, “uppers,” are known to heighten energy and attention. Both prescription and illegal drugs are dangerous because of the craving of euphoria and inability to cope on one’s own.

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Coping with Grief

Grief is the pain that comes along with loss. It is completely normal to experience feelings of guilt, anger, and anxiety. Instead of leaning towards drugs and alcohol to cope, choose healthy options like, writing a letter, talking with a friend, or meditating.

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Tobacco leaves are used in cigarettes, pipes, and chewing tobacco. Nicotine within the leaves can cause dependence in the form of addiction. Because of this, it is important to be wary of the harmful nature of smoking.

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Uppers and Downers

There are two kinds of drugs: uppers and downers. Even though prescription medication is helpful, drug use is always something to be wary about.

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Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are prescribed by a doctor for treating a variety of health conditions. These medicines are safe and legal to use, but with many substances, be aware that you can become addicted.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Drug Use: What’s the Connection?

The coronavirus pandemic has changed people’s lives everywhere. Our daily routines, including our school and work situations, are a lot different than they were a short time ago.

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Opioids: What You Need to Know

A serious health crisis is threatening the United States. Over the past 10 years, the number of overdose deaths has increased dramatically. When someone overdoses, they take too much of a drug. Most of these deaths are linked to opioids.

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What Exactly is ‘Vaping’?

Vaping has become a trend not only among teenagers but also among some adults. Initially created to help cigarette smokers quit their habit, vaping has become a dangerous gateway for those who never smoked in the first place. There is evidence that smoking is more harmful than vaping, however, vaping can do substantial damage to your heart and lungs. Vaping is when nicotine along with other chemicals and flavoring is heated to create an inhalable aerosol. Performed with different mediums and mixed with different substances, differentiating vaping and smoking can be difficult.

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