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Can N.A. Beer Cause Relapse?

Non-alcoholic beer is touted as a safe alternative for those who want to quit alcohol. Popular brands like O’Douls, Clausthaler, and Beck’s N.A. are supposed to be safe to drink in recovery. They're perfect if you don’t want to drink alcohol, but still want that beer-drinking sensation. However, new research [...]

2019-04-20T23:42:52+00:00 April 20th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|

Methadone vs. Suboxone

Opiate addiction has claimed the lives of millions of people for centuries. For a long time, there were no medical treatments for addiction to drugs like morphine or heroin. Science, however, has caught up to the problem and has given us medical solutions to addiction. The two most widely used [...]

2019-04-20T00:36:16+00:00 April 20th, 2019|Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

Signs of Opioid Addiction

More than 2 million Americans abuse opioid pain medication and nearly 90 people die daily from an opioid overdose. Misuse of pain medication in the U.S. is second only to marijuana use. Opioids make your brain and body think you need them for survival. They are very powerful in their [...]

2019-04-14T20:52:49+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery|

Suboxone Addiction

The drug Suboxone is designed to help opioid addicts stop using drugs by tapering them off gradually. Opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, and pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are incredibly addictive and cannot be stopped cold turkey. Suboxone works to stop opioid addiction, but not become addictive itself.  The [...]

2019-04-11T10:10:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|

Fentanyl Patch Abuse

Fentanyl was developed as a powerful painkiller for patients who developed resistance to narcotic pain medication. It is powerful opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is usually prescribed to cancer patients and those with terminal, painful conditions. The drug [...]

2019-04-08T01:47:37+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

The Bad Side of Energy Drinks

We’ve all been there. The afternoon wall hits hard and you just can’t think about downing another cup of coffee. Why not reach for a cold, refreshing energy drink? They have only as much caffeine as coffee or soda, right? Plus they have vitamins and plant extracts for that extra [...]

2019-04-01T00:50:51+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, News|

3 Things Teens Don’t Know About Vaping

E-cigarettes or e-cigs were originally marketed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, their use among teens and young people has risen drastically. In December of last year, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory that said he was, “officially declaring e-cigarette use [vaping] among youth an epidemic in [...]

2019-04-01T00:07:32+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Addiction, News|

4 Dangerous Thought Patterns That Cause Addict Manipulation

Addiction can create a tangled web of behaviors and actions that are harmful to everyone involved. Those closest to addiction often experience behaviors like compulsive lying and manipulation that are very damaging to relationships. They also see the addicted person exhibit: Denial - Failing to admit that that there is [...]

2019-03-25T01:32:36+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Addiction, Blog|

Daily Use of Marijuana Can Cause Psychosis

Marijuana has been a hot button issue in the U.S. for several years. So far 10 states have decriminalized it for recreational use and a growing list of others have approved it for medical treatment. The popularity of marijuana seems to be increasing at a fast rate and its use [...]

2019-03-21T16:12:15+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|