Modafinil Abuse: Rethinking Use of “Smart” Prescription Drugs

By |May 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Modafinil (Provigil) may be a sleeping drug, but a growing number of people are misusing the medication with ulterior motives. Drug abuse and addiction are serious public health issues that affect just about every community and family in one way or another. Rates of drug use and addiction in America have been increasing substantially

Surprising Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics in Nampa, Idaho

By |May 15th, 2018|Tags: , , |

The United States is deeply entrenched in a substance abuse epidemic, and Nampa, Idaho is no exception. Alcoholism, illicit drug addiction and opioid abuse are affecting everybody from all states, all communities and all families. An area of the state called Treasure Valley, encompassing Nampa, Boise, Caldwell and Meridian, is the epicenter for drug

True or False: Opioids Are No Better Than Over-the-Counter Medicines for Treating Pain?

By |May 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

True or False: Are opioids more effective in treating pain than over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications?  Luckily, the answer here is a solid “false.” If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, OTC pain medications Tylenol and Advil may be just as effective as a prescription painkiller for helping to relieve your pain. Opioids

How Booze Almost Killed the Roseanne Reboot Before it Began

By |May 5th, 2018|Tags: , , |

The wildly popular show Roseanne is one of the most iconic sitcoms in TV history. There is no question that America was clamoring for a reboot for years. According to The Nielsen Company, about 18.2 million viewers watched the show's premiere - which is a 10% jump from the number of people who tuned

A Guide to Heroin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timelines & More

By |April 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Heroin withdrawal can be a scary process. Maybe you’ve heard stories from opiate addicts that have gone through it. People who detox from opioids often experience intense nausea, stomach cramping, severe anxiety and insomnia among other symptoms. It’s no wonder, then, that the prospect of withdrawing can be quite intimidating. Once someone is able

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Meth Mouth – An Inevitable Tragedy Promised To All Crystal Meth Addicts

By |April 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Meth Mouth – A Devastating Consequence Of Crystal Meth Addiction   You can typically spot a chronic meth user a mile away because they have been afflicted with a condition known as “meth mouth.” Meth mouth is a common term used to describe the unfortunate dental condition that develops among those who abuse methamphetamines

Why We Support Vivitrol Shots to Aid in Recovery

By |April 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

For drug addicts and alcoholics, Vivitrol shots can be a helpful aid in the recovery process. Many doctors and specialists believe that is among the safest medications offered in addiction treatment. Here at Ashwood Recovery, we’ve seen a number of success stories in prescribing the drug and support its use as a recovery tool.

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The A-B-C’s of GHB

By |April 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

What is GHB? Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a natural-occurring chemical found in the brain that serves as a central nervous system depressant. It is also manufactured synthetically for its feel-good properties as a recreational drug and prescribed for a few legitimate medical purposes. GHB is a highly addictive and dangerous, volatile substance that should be

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