The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends at parties and gatherings; however it is also a time that can lead to a relapse for those in alcohol and drug abuse and addiction recovery. But, with a little planning you can avoid relapse during the holidays!Details
Deciding to end your drug addiction is a significant step in your life. However, that choice can also come with some unwanted side effects and withdrawal symptoms. One of the most common is depression.Details
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, prescription drug abuse is now the second most common type of illegal drug abuse, trailing only marijuana abuse. Of all prescription drugs, painkillers are the most abused.
About 2.5 million people begin abusing painkillers each year in the United States. Some of the most commonly abused painkillers include:Details
After your successful stay at a drug or alcohol detox center, you must learn to live differently. Your body is weaned off of the substance, but bad habits and risky situations can lead you back to your original addiction.Details
But with so many options available, how do you separate the good from the bad? As you continue your search, we have created a checklist of seven things to look for when choosing a detox center for your alcohol or drug addiction.Details
Often the first people to notice the signs of drug abuse are the user’s friends and family. And the way you react (either by enabling or lovingly confronting) can make a huge difference in their outcome. If you have noticed any of these things in your loved one, they may be signs that they are…Details
Thousands of people in America rely on prescription drugs everyday. However, this reliance can slowly and unknowingly turn into an addiction. If you have a friend or loved one abusing their prescription drugs, you will notice changes in three key areas: socially, physically and mentally. It is important to realize that every person’s situation is different and one or a few of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily point to prescription drug abuse.Details
Drug and alcohol addictions affect more than just the addicts themselves; everyone around them is affected, as well. This circle of influence plays an important and instrumental role in either enabling the drug or alcohol addiction or encouraging recovery. And the difference between being loving and encouraging and becoming codependent can be a fine line.Details
Barbiturates have been around since the early 1900’s but didn’t become widespread until the 1960’s and 1970’s. They were prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders and used as an anesthetic. As safer sedatives have been produced, barbiturate use has steadily declined, although they are still in use in many hospitals for general anesthesia.
As prescriptions for barbiturates rose, so did overdose and abuse. Barbiturates were often abused to fight anxiety, decrease inhibitions and treat unwanted effects of illicit drugs.Details
Recovering from addictive substances like drugs and alcohol is a lengthy and painful process that can lead recovering addicts to relapse. However, studies show that enrolling in a medical addiction detox program is an important first step on the road to recovery. What is Medical Addiction Detox? Detox, or detoxification, is the process of removing…Details