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26 08, 2018

25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names

2018-12-07T15:57:38+00:00August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Kids these days. That’s what plenty of people think when the subject of drugs comes up. However, kids these days really aren’t that different from kids in the past. 25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names One that has changed is the lingo. There are more ways to refer to drugs than ever before. There are also new and [...]

16 08, 2018

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2018-12-07T05:36:18+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2018-12-07T05:55:36+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

16 07, 2018

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids

2018-11-26T16:15:28+00:00July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids Synthetic opioids are taking the lead when it comes to fatal overdoses. From 2010 to 2016, fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids jumped from 14% to a whopping 46%. Fentanyl, in particular, is a big contender. Of the 42,249 fatal overdoses in 2016, 19,413 of them involved [...]

8 07, 2018

How to Safely Detox from Drugs or Alcohol at Home

2018-11-29T16:33:33+00:00July 8th, 2018|2 Comments

How to Safely Detox from Drugs or Alcohol at Home Home detox from drugs or alcohol can be an appealing option for addicts who don’t want to commit the time and money to an actual rehab treatment plan. However, detoxing from nearly any drug without professional help certainly isn’t going to be a picnic. Physical withdrawals [...]

5 06, 2018

Medications and Supplements Used to Treat Various Types of Addictions

2018-06-30T00:35:55+00:00June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Drug Abuse Really A Disease? Can It Be Cured? Some drug abusers refuse to call themselves mentally ill or acknowledge that there’s a cure that can treat their addictions. Any combination of environmental, community and educational situations can cause an individual to develop drug-seeking behavior. The definition of drug abuse being a curable, hereditary illness is hotly debated [...]

19 03, 2018

9 Effective Therapies & Treatment Modalities that Support Addiction Recovery

2018-11-06T16:48:29+00:00March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Addiction will often require counseling and therapy. The layers of therapy help addicts to understand why they became addicted. Therapy gives you the tools to avoid relapse and you develop means of coping with situations that would often make you abuse substances. When you work with addiction therapists, they will motivate you and help you develop skills that will [...]

4 03, 2018

8 Drugs that Don’t Mix with Prozac

2018-11-15T17:31:29+00:00March 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Prozac is a common antidepressant prescribed to treat depression that cannot be mixed with other medications or illicit drugs. Doctors are diagnosing more and more Americans with depression. With rising depression rates, it's no surprise that 13% of Americans take antidepressants. The depressants help stabilize and lift their moods, so they can live their life to the fullest. 8 [...]

22 01, 2018

The Abuse Potential Difference Between Immediate-Release and Extended-Release Opioids

2018-11-06T16:52:30+00:00January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. Unfortunately, these prescription medications have a high potential for abuse and are addictive. Last year alone, 11 million Americans abused prescription opioids. This is because prescription opioids are easily accessible. It's not hard to find doctors who are willing to prescribe these medications. If these numbers aren't shocking enough, consider the fact that [...]

1 01, 2018

The Potential for Abuse and Risks Involved with Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatments

2018-01-04T06:01:44+00:00January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Methadone and buprenorphine are often used to treat opioids addictions; however, they, too, can be abused. In fact, these drugs have quite a high abuse potential. They can easily become addictive, and users can become dependent on them within a short period of time. In worst-case scenarios, they can even lead to fatal overdoses. In fact, methadone caused 1 [...]