Drug and alcohol addiction is a compulsive disorder that leads an individual to seek drugs and alcohol habitually. But how does that addiction start? There are many theories and opinions about the root cause of addiction. According to SAMHSA, the
The results of advanced drug addiction can be detrimental to the lives of both the user and everyone around them. In the U.S, it's estimated that nearly 45,000 people die from drug overdoses on an average annual basis. For most
Is an opioid, like Methadone, a good substitute for an already addictive, stronger opioid like heroin? Like most black and white questions, the reality is a lot more gray area than you might expect. Methadone is a common medication used
You’re already in treatment for substance abuse, and now your counselor is tacking on various mental illnesses to your chart like it’s a rap sheet and she’s got a quota to fill. What gives? In the interest of World Mental
Valium is a type of benzodiazepine drug ("benzos") often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders and seizures. It can become highly addictive, though. As a benzo drug, it can have altering effects on the brain and its neurotransmitters. Because of this,
According to a report issued by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, crystal meth or methamphetamine as it's properly known has become one of the most dangerous drugs not only in Costa Mesa but in the country. The sad fact
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
Meth (the name of Methamphetamine) is a stimulant drug that has extreme effects on the central nervous system. It is highly addictive and can cause short-term as well as long-term damage to the mind and body. One of the common
A medical detox fасіlіtу іѕ а trеаtmеnt center thаt іѕ ѕtаffеd wіth dосtоrѕ and nurѕеѕ trаіnеd іn hеlріng раtіеntѕ соре wіth thе withdrawal symptoms оf еаrlу drug оr alcohol аbѕtіnеnсе. Wіthоut medical саrе, thеѕе withdrawal symptoms саn bе unрlеаѕаnt, dаngеrоuѕ,
When you’re ready to get clean and sober, the worst thing you can do is quit cold turkey with no medical attention. Not only are you more likely to relapse, but the withdrawal can be seriously harmful or even deadly.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a scientifically proven and effective way to help deal with the current growing opioid dependence. Yet it still faces significant amounts of push-back for multiple reasons, the most common of which are stigmas, costs, and misunderstanding.
Recovering from any type of addiction isn't an easy process. But luckily, these days there are many different options for different people when it comes to treatment. Of the many therapies that can be used to treat substance abuse disorders,