The Dangers of Detoxing at Home

By the time someone is in the thick of an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, they have already gone through a physical and psychological process that has aided in developing that addiction. Detox is often the first step…

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CAN AN OVERDOSE BE UNINTENTIONAL?

In the past, a drug overdose was a somewhat rare occurrence. Now our nation grapples with an epidemic of overdose deaths, claiming tens of thousands of lives per year. In 2017, more than 70,000 Americans died due to…

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DENYING AN ADDICTION AND PROLONGING RECOVERY

Denial is a very common defense mechanism, and is usually the first reaction when confronted with the truth, especially when it comes to an addiction. Most people who are struggling with substance use get stuck in a rut…

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MEPERIDINE ADDICTION

As with most prescription drugs, many people do not realize they can develop an addiction to Meperidine. Regular abuse of this painkiller can quickly lead to tolerance—requiring the user to take more of the drug to feel its…

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IS RESIDENTIAL DETOX AND REHAB REALLY IMPORTANT?

So is residential detox and rehab really important? Here is everything you need to know. Is Residential Detox and Rehab Really Important? When most people think of a detox, their mind first goes to some sort of juice…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH ADOLESCENT MARIJUANA EFFECTIVELY

Here is more on managing adolescent marijuana effectively. Adolescent Marijuana Use Finding out that your teenager is smoking weed can be heartbreaking. Whether you caught them in the act or they admitted it to you, the next steps…

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FENTANYL PATCH ABUSE

Here is everything you need to know about fentanyl patch abuse. Fentanyl Patch Abuse A fentanyl patch is similar to an adhesive bandage, but the underside has a gel coating that contains the fentanyl. Some people who misuse…

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THE PLIGHT OF PAINKILLER ADDICTION

Here is everything you need to know about painkiller addiction and how you can help. Painkiller Addiction All prescription drugs have the potential to be abused. Prescription painkillers carry a significant risk, even when taken under supervision. The…

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REHAB VS. DETOX: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Drug addiction affects over 23.5 million Americans and under 12% of those addicted actually get treatment. Although drugs and alcohol all have different mechanisms of action, all addictions have the same root behaviors as well as similar biochemical…

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IS DETOX RIGHT FOR ME?

When most people think of a detox, their mind first goes to some sort of juice cleanse – but this is a different kind of detox. The first step to becoming sober usually involves detoxification, or detox. If…

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