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Amanda Stevens, B.S.

Amanda is a prolific medical content writer specializing in eating disorders and addiction treatment. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Purdue University with a B.S. in Social Work. As a person in recovery from disordered eating, she is passionate about seeing people heal and transform. In her spare time she loves learning about health, nutrition, meditation, spiritual practices, and enjoys being a mother to two beautiful children.

Ascendant New York Editorial Guidelines

There is endless amounts of information online, but when it comes to your health and wellness only peer reviewed, science based content matters. At Ascendant New York, all content published on our website adheres to a strict editorial process, and is reviewed by a medical doctor to ensure medical accuracy. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, which is why we adhere to our rigorous editorial process. When you read content on our website, you can trust that you are getting factual information backed by science. Read more about our process Read More About Our Process

Recent Posts

A bag of crystals giving a visual example of "what is the drug crank"
April 10, 2023

What is the Drug Crank?

Drug abuse, addiction, and overdose are rising problems worldwide as people experiment with various substances to escape or enhance their reality. One substance that has caused a stir in recent years is the drug "crank," also known as crystal meth or metham...

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what is the drug ice
March 27, 2023

What Is the Drug Ice? Drug Facts, Effects, and Health Risks

The term “ice” is a street name that refers to the crystal form of meth. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug impacting the central nervous system with devastating effects. This smokable substance is highly addictive, much like other stimulants like cocaine.

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March 20, 2023

What Is Yaba? Drug Facts, Effects, and Health Risks

Yaba is a slang term that refers to a caffeine-laced form of methamphetamine and is a highly addictive substance. While initially, yaba users feel energized, the more troubling side effects range from cardiovascular issues and spasms to death and overdose.

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meth detox
March 13, 2023

Meth Detox: Here’s What You Need To Know

There are a number of withdrawal symptoms for methamphetamines that range from mildly uncomfortable to dangerously severe. The more mild symptoms include: Nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, profuse sweating, and body tremors.

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pink meth
March 06, 2023

What Is Pink Meth? Drug Facts, Effects, And Treatment

Pink meth is a methamphetamine at its core and shares many of the same characteristics. It’s a stimulant substance that affects the central nervous system by rapidly increasing dopamine release. CNS stimulants produce intense highs and give temporary euphor...

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What is de-addiction?
February 20, 2023

What Is De-Addiction?

De-addiction is a form of drug treatment often used alongside traditional means, such as inpatient detoxification and support groups. Similar to rehab, it focuses on helping individuals recover from dependence and recover with professional support.

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most abused prescription drugs
Prescription Drugs
February 06, 2023

Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse occurs when someone misuses a prescription medication and/or develops a physical dependency. Many people quickly reach the tolerance level of a prescription drug with misuse and seek higher doses to reach the desired effects.

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