Overcoming substance use disorders can be a challenging process, especially if you have been using alcohol or drugs for a prolonged period. When someone has persistently used drugs or alcohol, they can face a real health risk if they suddenly stop using substances without proper medical intervention. Many people who stop abruptly will experience physiological…
You made it through detox and rehab but now you are struggling with a strong desire to return to drugs and alcohol. It is important to know that almost all recovering addicts experience cravings, some more intensely than others and trying to cope with them can be difficult.
One of the most commonly abused drugs is the short-acting prescription painkiller Codeine. Part of the class of drugs known as opiates, it is also one of the drugs that affects nearly 75 percent of the population of the U.S.
Often referred to as Purple Hearts, Downers, Mexican Yellows or Barbs – barbiturates is a class of drugs known as hypnotics and sedatives such as Phenobarbital, Penobarbital, Secobarbital Tunial and Amobarbital. These drugs have the same dangers for dependency and overdose as other prescription drugs and are part of the massive global epidemic of Rx drug addiction.
Trying to manage chronic pain can be difficult and frustrating. It is possible that your doctor prescribed an opiate painkiller such as Oxycontin, Percocet or Vicodin to control the pain; however you have been abusing the medication for some time and now you need additional help. You may be wondering: do I need detox treatment if I’m going to a pain management clinic?
Many people turn to Suboxone to help them overcome prescription painkiller abuse and heroin addiction. Unfortunately, a large number of them are left dealing with Suboxone dependency after opiate detox treatment and discover they are struggling to overcome something that was supposed to help them.
Another New Years Eve has come and gone and today is the first day of the rest of your life. According to the polling firm Marist, more than 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, but less than 8 percent are successful in keeping or achieving them. If you are guilty of being a repeat offender in not following through on your “New Year, New You” resolutions; this year you can change the routine.
Throughout 2019 stories poured in about the “30 M pills” phenomenon. It is a tragic story, but one that cuts right to the heart of the opioid crisis in America. And it is not over yet. For the past few years, news sources along the East Coast have been reporting that fentanyl, the dangerous synthetic…
The Truth About Addiction and Recovery: The Life Process Program for Outgrowing Destructive Habits by Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky, offers a different way of addressing addiction recovery unlike traditional 12-Step programs.
If you’ve struggled with any type of drug addiction, then you may wonder whether there is a way out for you. It may seem that your life is stuck in a rut with the continual problems associated with substance use disorder. Possibly you’ve considered participating in drug detox, or loved ones have encouraged it. You…