Opioids: From Start to Finish

You’ve seen Trainspotting, you’ve seen House, probably several other shows with painful withdrawals from heroin or prescription painkillers. But what’s the reality? What are opioids and what’s the big deal?   Origin Opioids are a type of drug that includes substances such as heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone among others. In America some opioids are illegal…

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Withdrawal Symptoms of Oxycodone

Withdrawing from oxycodone—also called OxyContin, Roxicodone, or Percocet—is not easy. It can even be painful. However, there are many people eager to help and in some circumstances medication is available to ease the transition to clean living. But you do not have to go oxycodone through withdrawal alone. Properly-trained medical professionals and rehab specialists are…

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The Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Have you ever known someone who you thought had a serious alcohol problem which they denied? Or, have you ever been surprised by someone unexpectedly going into rehab? The line between problematic over-drinking and severe diagnosable alcoholism is one of severity. What is Alcohol Abuse? What qualifies as excessive drinking may vary depending on many…

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Signs Your Teen is Abusing Alcohol

It is safe to assume that your teenager will experiment with alcohol. Sure, there is a small number who don’t, but around 72 percent of students have tried more than a few sips before graduating high school. Why Do Teenagers Abuse Alcohol? Experimenting and risk taking is programmed into us, it’s one of the reasons…

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Increase Your Chances to Successfully Detox

Detoxification is easily one of the hardest parts of breaking free from the grip of addiction. It is facing withdrawal head on and pushing past it, instead of retreating back to the temporary comfort that the addictive substance provides. As such, it is very important to know what you’re up against, and the difficulties involved…

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