Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs?

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs? On average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers opioid overdose an epidemic in the United States, estimating it responsible for nearly 68 percent of 70,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. Understanding the effects of opioids can prevent opioid overdose, […]

Addiction, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

Cost of Opioid Treatment

Cost of Opioid Treatment When an individual realizes they need to receive treatment in order to overcome their opioid addiction, roadblocks begin to emerge. These roadblocks to recovery can be anything from family and home life logistics, work and job responsibilities, and the cost of opioid treatment. While the cost of opioid treatment might seem […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

Withdrawal from Vicodin

Your Guide to Vicodin Addiction and Vicodin Withdrawal Hydrocodone (also known by the brand name Vicodin®) has been the second-most commonly encountered opioid pharmaceutical in drug evidence since 2009, as reported by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Withdrawal from Vicodin can vary in length and symptoms depending on the length and severity of the addiction. […]

Addiction Recovery, Drug Treatment, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

Red Ribbon Week

What is Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31, a time to get involved in the fight against drugs and bullying. This week-long campaign is celebrated in schools nationwide and provides an opportunity for parents, students, and concerned individuals to take a stand against the violence and drug dependency that can wreak havoc […]

Addiction, Substance Abuse

How Do I Pick the Right Facility?

How Do I Pick the Right Facility for My Addiction? Finally making the decision to get help for your addiction is a huge, difficult step. Admitting you have a problem and expressing the desire to want to fix it is life-saving. Almost as difficult as making the decision to go to a facility is trying […]

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