opioid epidemic

Opioid Epidemic

In recent years, the opioid epidemic in the United States has gotten out of control. Although most people know that these drugs can be fatal, the death rate continues to rise. Opioids are a synthetic form of opiates that include heroin and prescription pills. To understand the epidemic, you must first understand the prescription drug…

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coping skills

Coping Skills You Learn in Rehab

One of the biggest misconceptions many who are trying to recover from addiction have is that the substances are the problem. While alcohol or drugs are certainly part of the issue, there’s a much bigger underlying cause. If all it took was physically quitting drugs or alcohol to stay clean, nobody would ever relapse. Learning…

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withdrawal symptoms

5 Common Withdrawal Symptoms

When you use drugs or alcohol for a lengthy period or time or develop an unhealthy pattern of use, you may develop an addiction. Then, when you stop using the substance, you’ll likely experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are unpleasant feelings that signal your brain needs the drug to operate normally. Five Common Withdrawal…

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Purple Drank Addiction

Purple drink, or drank, is a beverage that might seem harmless. In reality, the drink is incredibly addictive and can cause countless health problems. If you or someone you care about drinks purple drank, learn more about how to recognize and treat it. The Ingredients in Purple Drank Just like the name suggests, this drink…

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What is Methadone?

Methadone is often a “replacement drug” for heroin. Many times, physicians will give opioid addicts methadone as a way to avoid the worst withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone isn’t risk-free. Get answers to the question, “What is methadone?”, and find out more about the drug below. What is Methadone? Methadone is the generic name for a…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Alcohol is so common in society that many people don’t know what it is anymore. In fact, many people can’t answer the question, “is alcohol a drug?” It shocks many teens and some adults to learn that alcohol is, indeed, a drug. Is Alcohol a Drug? If So, What Kind? The short answer is yes,…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

When researching drug treatment programs, there’s a lot of information out there about different options. This can be overwhelming, confusing and scary. Understanding what information you’re looking at can make this a little easier. One of the primary concerns of people entering treatment is whether inpatient vs outpatient treatment programs are right for them. Many…

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