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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

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Our daughter, Sofie, insisted that "everyone does it." She emphatically stated, "My smoking is normal, so don't worry about it. I'm normal and doing...

Xanax Addiction and Treatment

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Valium Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

In the 1950s, Leo Sternbach and Hoffmann-La Roche first developed benzodiazepines and diazepam.  Diazepam is the generic name for Valium. It was created to...

Vicodin Addiction and Treatment

Vicodin is classified a Schedule II drug. This means that according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Vicodin can be utilized medicinally, with severe...

Synthetic Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Synthetic marijuana has recently emerged as a very popular topic in the media. It was first marketed as “potpourri” or as “herbal incense”. Synthetic...
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