Category : Drug Detox

4 THINGS PARENTS OF DRUG ADDICTS NEED TO KNOW

The most tragic thing a parent can go through is discovering that their child is struggling with an addiction. Blame should not necessarily be put on the parents during this tumultuous discovery period. A child can be struggling with addiction and come from a home filled with support and love.  Parents may be ignorant when… read more

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Harmful Effects of Opioids and What You Can Do To Stop Them

In the past few decades, drug abuse has been on the rise, with more overdoses and deaths than history has seen. One particular drug category, opioids, has become one of the worst drug crises in American history. In 2015, it was reported that the number of deaths caused by this drug family was equivalent to… read more

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Maintenance Treatments for Methadone in Rehab

Methadone is a prescription narcotic that is most often utilized for pain relief. Much like other prescription drugs, methadone is strongly addictive, and lethal when abused. Per some 2004 data from the APCC (Association for Poison Control Centers), over 4,000 phone calls regarding methadone were placed to poison control centers. Additionally, methadone and other types… read more

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Benzodiazepine Maintenance and Treatment Options

Benzodiazepine are highly habit-forming prescription medications, utilized for numerous treatments of conditions relating to stress. Examples include anxiety issues, sleep problems such as insomnia, disorders that cause seizures (like epilepsy) and alcohol withdrawal (which can in turn lead to anxiety and seizures). Often referred to as “benzos”, benzodiazepine based drugs tend to lead to dependence,… read more

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Fighting Opioid Battle on Two Fronts

The Boston Globe recently published an article breaking down the dynamic and complex nature fueling the nation’s increase in opioid and opiate outbreaks. The article explains how the blanket term, opioid is a euphemism obscuring the true plight at hand. The reality is Americans are being attacked on two fronts one from the deadly drug… read more

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Sep 19, 2018
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As if anxiety were not already difficult enough to handle, having this disorder in combination with addiction can produce some devastating symptoms. When most people are exposed to stressful situations or experiences, they can call on a variety of healthy and comforting responses. This may not be the case with someone who suffers from an… read more

Aug 29, 2018
Criteria For Choosing the Best Rehab Center, And 10 Red Flags That Should Warn You To Stay Away

As the opioid epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, there are unethical business offering treatment programs emerging to take advantage of the people and families that are being affected. These businesses, posing as legitimate treatment centers for addiction, promise rehabilitation for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. It’s difficult to think that there are… read more

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