May 7, 2019

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?

Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
May 3, 2019

What is the Timeline for Withdrawal from Opioids?

Getting Clean from Opioids Making the decision to finally get clean from opioids is the most important step in your life. Chances are, you have tried to control your use but are unable to withdrawal from opioids. This is completely normal because one of the major signs of addiction is the inability to control use. […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
May 1, 2019

Can I Detox From Methadone?

What is Detox from Methadone Like? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication. It was originally designed to help people in treatment struggling with addiction to opioids, such as heroin. It is used to slowly wean people off of heroin and opioids so that they do not experience sudden and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone in […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates
April 26, 2019

What is the Best Way to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids?

Ready to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids? Opioids are an extremely addictive medication, so it is no surprise that opioid addiction and overdoses are on the rise. As opioids become more expensive and difficult to obtain, many people turn to heroin in order to fulfill their needs. The more opioids someone takes, the more […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Substance Abuse
April 18, 2019

Does Clonidine Work Managing Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? Originally developed as a nasal decongestant, Clonidine has been found to work very well for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opiates. According to the JamaNetwork, Clonidine produces a rapid and statistically significant decrease in opiate withdrawal signs and symptoms. Clonidine administration for 14 days enabled all patients to be successfully detoxified from […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
October 29, 2018

What is Detox and How Long Should It Take?

What is detox? Detox is the very first step of recovery once someone enters treatment. When you have been abusing a substance for a period of time, your brain becomes chemically re-wired to depend on this substance. When the substance is no longer in your body, withdrawal symptoms begin. This is also known as being […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Medical, Substance Abuse
January 19, 2015

Alcohol Warnings by Parents Make a Difference

Alcohol Warnings by Parents Make a Difference Parenting style strongly and directly affects teens when it comes to heavy drinking, defined as having five or more drinks in a row, according to a study by Brigham Young University. Unlike previous research, this study distinguished between any alcohol consumption and heavy drinking. Researchers found the following […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 30, 2014

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy Large numbers of pregnant women are being prescribed opioid drugs despite the possible risk to the developing fetus. This is an alarming trend that several recent studies have brought to light. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that Medicaid covers 45 percent of all births in the […]

Addiction Recovery, Children, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized
April 14, 2014

Painkilling Drugs: Recreational Use Stabilizing

The results of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s study, using data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s system, indicates that the use of opioid prescription painkillers is stabilizing. After a twenty-year increase in prescriptions for this family of drugs, they reached a peak of 210 million prescriptions. Thank goodness the numbers may finally […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment
October 16, 2013

San Diego State University Health Officials React to Increased Opiates Drug Use

Formal studies and reports have caused San Diego State’s health officials to do some informal email surveys to see how their students compare to other universities and to their local community with regard to drug use. They were not surprised to find that  use of opiates is on the rise among their students and has […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
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