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Opioids? Not My Kid!

Michelle Poe
All to often, these words are spen by parents only after their child has died from an opioid overdose. Why is this? The list of possible answers is endless, but denial is certainly at the top. Many people believe that their children are “too smart” to experiment with these deadly drugs or that heroin and

The Dos and Don’ts of Snorting Cocaine

Michelle Poe
Do:  Refrain from using cocaine. Don’t:  Waver from this decision. Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have negative effects on the user after just a single dose.  So potent is this substance that the brain’s addiction center can register a weeklong surge in activity after just one hit.  While it is classified as

Why Do I Feel A Lump In My Throat?

Michelle Poe
Globus pharyngeus or globus sensation is the feeling of having a lump in your throat. Generally unrelated to an actual blockage, it is the persistent sensation that something is lodged there. The condition is usually benign and doesn’t interfere with swallowing or breathing, but it can cause (and be related to) stress and anxiety. Globus

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