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Common Treatment Components Used in an Inpatient Rehab Program

Inpatient programs at a rehab center in South Florida are tailored to fit your needs, situation, and level of addiction. The type of therapies, treatment methods, and other components in your program will be based on the results of your initial clinical assessment. Doing this will help determine what approach [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:41-05:00March 26th, 2020|Benzodiazepines, Drug Rehab, Opioids|

6 Natural Alternatives for Opioid Drugs

Nothing will compel you to visit your doctor faster than the presence of pain. Unfortunately, due to the opioid epidemic and the subsequent scheduling of opioids, your doctor can do very little for your pain. He or she will most likely refer you to a pain management clinic of some [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:42-05:00September 10th, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

The Basics of Opiate Overdose and Cardiac Arrest

Opiates are the main drug used to treat acute and chronic pain.  The opiate sister drugs, opioids, are synthetic drugs that mimic opiates in pain relief. Both of these drugs attach to pain receptors in the brain, which bring the numb, sleepy, and euphoric feeling from its use. The dangerous [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:42-05:00September 6th, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

What Is Narcan and How Do I Use It To Halt An Overdose?

Opioid drug overdose deaths have increased 500% since 1990, and now claim the lives of over 24,000 Americans every year. In 1971 the FDA gave the green-light to Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that counteracts overdoses of heroin, morphine, and other opiates and opioid derivatives. Today, Naloxone is sold in inexpensive [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:43-05:00August 9th, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

What You Need To Know About The Side Effects Of Methadone Treatment

Methadone is a synthetic opioid narcotic drug. Its primary use is to help people who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from other opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone and other narcotic painkillers. While it's a powerful painkilling medication, it's considered safe to take for extended periods of time, but it can produce [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:43-05:00July 19th, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

Fake Prescription Drugs: Real Dangers

There’s an epidemic of fake prescription drugs sweeping the US, and it’s killing people. Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car wreck or of a gunshot wound. Drug agencies are saying that fentanyl is the biggest reason for this sudden new trend. [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:43-05:00July 2nd, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

How Codependency is Related to Addiction

Codependency is a term that's often used in the mental health profession and among people who work with addicts. However, as it's not an officially recognized disorder or mental illness, it isn't listed in guidebooks such as the DSM (there is a listing for Dependent Personality Disorder, but that isn't [...]

2021-05-10T10:55:27-04:00April 9th, 2018|Drug Rehab, Opioids|

Florida Drug Rehab: President Trump Declares Emergency on Drugs

The first nation wide public health emergency since the H1N1 influenza virus in 2009 was declared by the United States Secretary of Health, a few weeks ago, over the battle against drug use. This will be effective for 90 days, but may be renewed by the President as often as [...]

2020-12-24T08:29:44-05:00December 11th, 2017|Drug Rehab, Opioids|
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