What Does it Mean When Someone Says They’re Dope Sick?

Bill found John curled up on the couch; he looked miserable. Bill asked, “What’s wrong with you?” “I’m sick, man. You got any?” was John’s weak response. As Bill suspected, John was in withdrawal. An active heroin user, John was low on cash and hadn’t been able to get his fix tonight. Six months sober…

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Hooked on Benadryl: It’s Much More Than a Harmless Dependency

Ad·dict·ed /əˈdiktəd/ adjective: Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects. The concept may sound a little silly, especially when there are millions of people battling much more serious addictions. However Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, has been linked to serious mental complications when used in excess…

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    Bill found John curled up on the couch; he looked miserable. Bill asked, “What’s wrong with you?” “I’m sick, man. You got any?” was John’s weak response. As Bill suspected, John was in withdrawal. An active heroin user, John was low on cash and hadn’t been able to get his fix tonight. Six months sober…

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    Ad·dict·ed /əˈdiktəd/ adjective: Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects. The concept may sound a little silly, especially when there are millions of people battling much more serious addictions. However Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, has been linked to serious mental complications when used in excess…

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