Category : Drug Detox

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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May 10, 2018
Varenicline For Alcohol Dependence – Recent Study Suggests it Reduces Heavy Drinking

Varenicline, known better as Chantix (a medication used to battle nicotine addiction), is an FDA-approved medication that may also be effective at treating alcohol abuse disorders (AUD), as the study’s results suggest.  According to the results of a recently study published in JAMA Psychiatry, Stephanie S. O’Malley, the director of the “Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry”… read more

Apr 2, 2018
My take on Trump’s plan for Opioid crisis

In March 2018, President Donald Trump unveiled his plan for dealing with the opioid crisis. Like his predecessor, he began his campaign with a study to examine the extent of the problem. President Trump is quoted as saying, “Failure is not an option. Addiction is not our future.” Trump’s Plan for Opioid Crisis In a… read more

Mar 31, 2018
Opioid Crisis – Answers to Common Questions about Opioid Overdose/ Opioid Rehab/ Opiate detox

The opioid crisis plaguing the United States is one that’s ever-growing.  In 2016, 20,101 overdose deaths were caused from heroin or other opiate-induced drug. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down and a solution is desperately needed.  Despite funding attempts and public awareness campaigns about the opiate epidemic, numbers still… read more

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