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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

Why Is it Dangerous to Mix Benzodiazepines and Opioids?

Benzodiazepines and opioids are two powerful drugs that are often misused. In fact, they are often used simultaneously, which increases the chance of experiencing life-threatening side effects and even death. It is highly dangerous to mix benzodiazepines and opioids because a user will experience an amplified sensation from both drugs combined. A study done in […]

What are M 30’s?

M 30’s is another name for Oxycodone Hydrochloride 30 mg. It is an opioid and comes as a light blue pill and is marked with an “M” on the front and the number 30 on the back. A prescription must be obtained to get M 30’s. This drug is commonly abused and can be laced […]

The Danger of Mixing Heroin and Meth

Heroin and meth are two very powerful and highly addictive drugs. They each present two very different effects on the brain and body. Thus, using them in conjunction is highly dangerous and can even lead to life-threatening consequences. Taking heroin and meth simultaneously, even just one time, increases the risk of addiction, overdose, and even […]

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon Rocks is a slang term for the drug methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as Molly. It is a crystallized form of MDMA that is a popular party drug often used at concerts or raves. It has hallucinogenic properties and affects the brain by giving the user an increased sense of energy and elation. It is […]

Why Are People Using Benzodiazepines More?

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are a relatively common class of drugs that have seen a steady increase in use over the years. Unfortunately, as use has gone up, misuse of this drug has gone up as well. In fact, a study conducted in 2019 found that 16% of overdose deaths that involved opioids were in conjunction […]

The Importance of Limiting Patient Numbers

With an estimated 19,770,000 people in the United States self-reporting a substance use disorder and over 1,500,000 people receiving treatment each year at over 14,500 different specialized facilities, finding a place that meets your individual needs can seem daunting. As you consider your options for detox, one factor to keep in mind is the size […]

The Dangers of Combining Wellbutrin and Adderall

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (d-amphetamine) commonly used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Wellbutrin, generic name bupropion, is an antidepressant that is also used to help quit smoking. There is some evidence that, like Adderall, Wellbutrin improves attention and impulse control in specific populations, though the FDA […]

Do I Have to go to 12 Step Programs to Recover?

Many people with drug or alcohol use disorders successfully recover using 12 step programs. While these programs may be effective for some individuals, they are not the only path to recovery. Today there are many resources available that can assist those trying to get past drug dependency. Each person’s struggle with substance use is unique […]

The Risks of Drinking Alcohol and Using Benzodiazepines

Mixing drugs and alcohol is always dangerous. However, one combination in particular is especially dangerous: alcohol and benzodiazepines (Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, and more). These two substances alone can pose dangerous risks and, when mixed, their effects can be amplified. What Is Alcohol? Alcohol, ETOH, is the ingredient found in beer, wine, and spirits that causes […]

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