Entries by LifeSync Malibu

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What are Signs of an Overdose?

Drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high in 2020. Learn the signs of overdose and what to do if someone overdoses. An overdose happens when someone ingests more drugs or alcohol than their body can safely process. The toxic levels build up in the bloodstream and can lead to severe impairment or death. Drug overdoses […]

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Recovering from Diazepam Addiction

Diazepam addiction can creep up on you without warning. Learn about the dangers of this drug and how to break free. Diazepam (brand name Valium) was once called a “wonder drug.” It had a reputation of being a safe, effective drug for treating anxiety symptoms and an array of other conditions. Early on, it was […]

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What Helps Suboxone Withdrawal

Learn about what helps Suboxone withdrawal, and what to expect in treatment. When someone enters rehab to receive help for an opioid addiction they may be prescribed a drug called Suboxone. It is an MAT drug that can help reduce cravings and help reduce the risk of relapse. This can allow them to become more […]

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How to Help a Family Member with Addiction

Getting a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) the help they need. There is nothing so sad as seeing someone you care for battle a substance problem. Families know firsthand that the fallout of the SUD affects all members. Addiction is surely a family disease, with plenty of pain to go around. Your […]

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Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

Learn how to prepare for opioid detox and withdrawal. Breaking free from opioid dependence is not an easy feat. First you must commit to stopping the drug, but after that you are starting down the detox process. Many who really want to quit opioids are not able to progress in recovery because they attempt to […]

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System? Learn about How the Body Flushes Heroin From the System Urine tests are just one type of testing that can be used to detect a drug, such as heroin, in the system. Testing is used to detect substance use in many settings, and for diverse reasons. Schools […]

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What Does Fentanyl Look Like?

Fentanyl is Being Smuggled Into the U.S. at an Alarming Rate If you wonder which drug is the most potent and deadly on the street today, look no further than fentanyl. In fact, handling fentanyl is so risky that police and first responders fear having contact with the substance. Just a tiny amount of the […]

Understanding the Blood Alcohol Level Chart

Learn How to Read the Blood Alcohol Level Chart to Avoid Excess Intake Most adults who are of drinking age are aware of the .08% blood alcohol limit (BAL) as defined by the state. Utah is the only state that has a .05% legal limit, meaning a lower level of alcohol intake is allowed.  The […]

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Night Sweats and Other Signs of Alcoholism

Get to Know the Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder Alcohol can have toxic effects on the body. These don’t appear early on, but rather emerge when the levels of alcohol-related toxins build up in the bloodstream. When someone has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) they will feel the effects of these toxins in the period […]