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How to Use Fentanyl Test Strips

Fentanyl test strips are small, portable devices designed to detect the presence of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, in substances such as drugs or pill

What Are the Signs of Opioid Abuse?

What Are the Signs of Opioid Abuse?

People are using and abusing opioids, now more than ever before. Opioid abuse impacts a person’s health and quality of life, and is sometimes fatal–

11 Things You Should Know About Addiction

11 Things You Should Know About Addiction

An estimated 16.5% of the population 12 or older(as of 2021) reported having a substance use disorder. Although addiction today is highly prevalent, many people

Dishwasher Issues

Some of the patients I see  have challenges with relationships. Sometimes, these challenges grew from the substance abuse, sometimes these challenges were a big part

Vaccine Updates

I am looking forward to the day when these updates are no longer about COVID, but instead about other things. I imagine like you, I’m

What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

How is addiction defined? There are different definitions of addiction. The one we use most at Sequoia MD is that addiction is a chronic, relapsing,