Chronic Pain and Opioid Diversion

2019-09-18T20:38:05-07:00September 19th, 2019|

With the ever-increasing number of opioid abuse cases in the United States, we have to look at where so much of this family of drugs are coming from. While heroin does account for a large percentage of the problem, a

How to Leave a Drug Addict

2019-09-03T13:55:22-07:00September 3rd, 2019|

There’s no easy way to date or love an addict. Falling for someone might seem fantastic, but when the truth of drug abuse sets in it can become a nightmare. You find yourself wondering, are relationships supposed to suck this

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Is Drug Addiction Genetic?

2019-09-20T14:22:52-07:00August 14th, 2019|

Tоdау, drug and alcohol addiction hаѕ bесоmе а сrіtісаl рrоblеm іn the wоrld. Agе dоеѕn't rеаllу dіffеrеntіаtе fоr уоu tо bесоmе аn аddісt, but the рrеvаlеnсе of уоuth аmоngѕt аddісtѕ іѕ а ѕаd rеаlіtу. Nаturаllу, а numbеr of thеоrіеѕ hаvе

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What Are the Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal?

2019-08-02T10:34:57-07:00August 2nd, 2019|

Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are all members of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Also called "benzos" for short, these are drugs that exert specific effects on the body’s central nervous system. Traditionally, benzodiazepines were used to treat a variety

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Fact or Fiction: Could Ibogaine Cure Addiction?

2019-07-24T15:45:50-07:00July 24th, 2019|

Ibogaine extracted from the root of the Iboga shrub in West Africa is being considered as a way to help treat alcohol and drug abuse. Ibogaine is an alkaloid with psychedelic and anti-addictive properties that many people pursue when traveling

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Healing Trauma Throughout Addiction Recovery

2019-07-22T15:18:53-07:00July 22nd, 2019|

Trauma and addiction are both prominent influences in some people’s lives. Trauma can lead to both chemical and behavioral habits that threaten to take over daily aspects of someone’s personality and actions. The two can become so intertwined that to

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What Are the Signs of Heroin Use?

2019-09-20T14:51:48-07:00July 19th, 2019|

Trеаtmеnt fоr heroin addiction оr overcoming a dependency of аnу оthеr оріаtе іѕ mоrе еffесtіvе the еаrlіеr іn the аddісt'ѕ drug abuse process. Spotting the issue еаrlу іѕ of mајоr іmроrtаnсе. Usually, signs of heroin addiction are ѕоmе of the

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Dangers of Fentanyl: America’s Most Lethal Drug

2019-07-01T13:14:21-07:00July 1st, 2019|

Fentanyl is an extremely potent and addictive drug. Most fentanyl users are at high risk of overdose and mental health issues, as well as accompanying problems such as incarceration or homelessness. An overdose of fentanyl, like all opioids, may be

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Is Trazodone Addictive? Know the Pros & Cons

2019-06-26T12:00:12-07:00June 26th, 2019|

Although becoming addicted to Trazodone is not very common, it does still happen. Trazodone is commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, and more recently to treat insomnia due to the drowsiness associated with it. However, the calming effects of prescription medication

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How Addiction Affects Abusive Relationships

2019-06-12T12:44:34-07:00June 12th, 2019|

Why Are Abusive Relationships and Addiction Linked? Abusive relationships can take many forms and incorporate multiple types of abuse. Many onlookers tend to wonder why a victim of an abusive relationship simply does not leave, while others point to drugs

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Preventing Accidental Drug Overdose

2019-06-03T15:35:23-07:00June 3rd, 2019|

Drug overdose accounts for nearly 75,000 deaths every year (NIDA). Since 1999, drug overdose became the number one cause of death for people in the United States under 50 years old. That’s not a comforting statistic, especially if you or

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The Truth About Trauma and Addiction

2019-05-27T13:44:15-07:00May 27th, 2019|

How Do Trauma and Addiction Influence Each Other? There are many theories on “what” addiction is and where it truly stems from. But probably one of the most commonly-studied influences in today’s mental health sphere is the relationship between trauma

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