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10 10, 2017

Are There Any Problems With Methadone Treatment?

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid addiction is on the rise. Methadone maintenance is also growing. Opioids are street drugs like heroin and painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says our country is having an opioid crisis. Methadone can be used to treat this addiction. But there are pros and cons to

18 08, 2017

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Mixing over-the-counter, prescription, or recreational drugs usually results in a bad time. Find out more about various drugs’ interactions with alcohol. If you’ve ever looked at the label of most over the counter medications or been prescribed a prescription medication, you have seen the warnings: DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. Whether it’s Tylenol or Xanax,

4 07, 2017

244 Medications That Should Never Be Mixed with Alcohol

July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Could your drinking be interfering with your prescription medications? According to a 2015 study by the National Institutes of Health, more than 4 out of 10 adults in the United States take medications that interact with alcohol. That figure goes up among for people over 65, where 78% of those who drink use alcohol-interactive prescription

28 06, 2017

Four Differences: Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

“We know that you use substances to alter your mood, to cover up your sadness, to ease your heartbreak, to lighten your stress load, to blur your painful memories, to escape your hurtful reality, or to make your unbearable days or nights bearable.” ~ Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure There is often confusion

24 06, 2017

3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Most people have heard of the idea of a gateway drug, but they may not know which specific gateway drugs that anyone should be wary of. Because of this, we take the time here to outline the three most common substances that can be considered gateway drugs. The gateway drug hypothesis says that the casual

20 06, 2017

How Do I Know if I’m Really an Addict?

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

“Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over

16 06, 2017

Powerful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have recently started (or you are thinking about starting) recovery from addiction, you are understandably looking for the most powerful tips for avoiding relapse during this recovery process. The reality of addiction is that at least half of those who enter recovery will relapse at some point. This means that they will fall

8 06, 2017

How to Help A Sibling Struggling With Addiction

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Having a sibling with addiction is one of the most heart-rendering things you can go through. In fact, watching any loved one go through addiction is unspeakably difficult. You can see the problem, you know something has to be done, but you feel powerless to actually help. This is something of a mirror image to

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