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25 09, 2018

Top 10 Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

"When I was in medical school, the one thing I was told was completely wrong. The one I was told was, if you give opiates to a patient who is in pain, they will not get addicted. Completely wrong. Completely wrong. But a generation of doctors, a generation of us, grew up being trained

14 09, 2018

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Mixing alcohol and drugs is never a good idea. Whether they are over-the-counter prescription meds or illegal drugs, taking them with booze can have fatal consequences. There’s a reason why prescription medication packages are marked with a “DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL” label—it’s dangerous. Mixing medicine and alcohol can have all

10 08, 2018

3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The concept of a gateway drug is not new. Most people have heard of the idea, but may not know which substances qualify as gateway drugs. It is important for everyone to be wary of gateway drugs. Part of this means understanding the risk factors of addiction and the slow progression toward physical dependence. This

5 07, 2018

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

July 5th, 2018|1 Comment

When a person is seeking treatment for a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there are a number of treatment options that, when used in combination, can prove particularly effective. One of the “tried and true” tools that a professional addiction counselor uses to help people struggling with

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

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

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

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