How Medicine Can Become an Addiction

For many people it starts innocently enough: an injury or chronic pain. So how does this turn into an addiction? Prescription to Addiction Let’s meet our hypothetical friend Terry. Terry could be any gender, any ethnicity, and of any social class–though there are definitively certain groups affected by the opioid crisis more than others. Terry…

Prescription Medicines You Can Get Addicted To

The Hawaiʻian islands once had a major rat problem. To combat it, sugar cane plantation farmers imported mongooses to kill the rats. Unfortunately it did not work and now Hawaiʻi also has a mongoose problem. Similarly, a person who starts taking a prescription medication for a legitimate health concern may become addicted.   Understanding the…

How Painkillers Led to Widespread Heroin Addiction

Poorly Regulated and Misunderstood In some way or another, nearly everyone has heard about the “opioid epidemic” and how it has been plaguing our nation over the last decade. However, although it is often portrayed as individuals abusing their painkillers, the widespread addiction actually has roots in issues that actually places the blame squarely where…

Residential Detox Helps Quit the Most Addictive Drugs

Detox and Quitting Addictive Drugs Although people might like to say that nicotine is far more addictive than most of the drugs that are also considered addictive, that claim does not seem to be quite right. It would probably be more accurate to say that nicotine has a stronger chemical addiction whereas drugs and pharmaceuticals…

What to Expect During Oxycodone Detox

With the so-called “opioid epidemic” showing no signs of really slowing down any time soon, many people who are addicted to opioids are looking for a way to detox safely and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone. However, because of those withdrawal symptoms and the goal of lessening them, detox at a rehab center…

End Your Opioid Addiction at a Pompano Rehab Center

An Epidemic of Epic Proportions Though some people seem to scoff at the idea of a drug addiction epidemic spreading across the United States, opioid abuse and addiction affects more people than anyone would have ever imagined.   The spread of opioid painkillers is so wide, in fact, that practically everyone (who isn’t themselves addicted…