Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Abuse

When you abuse cocaine, the brain starts to adapt so that the reward pathway becomes less sensitive to natural reinforcers. Circuits involved in stress become increasingly sensitive, leading to increased displeasure and negative moods when not taking the drug. These combined effects make the user more likely to focus on [...]

2017-07-20T16:27:45+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Rehabilitation|

Suboxone for Heroin Addiction

In 2002, the FDA approved the use of the Suboxone for heroin addiction. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine has numerous advantages over methadone and naltrexone. As a medication-assisted treatment, it suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids, does not cause euphoria in the opioid-dependent patient, and it [...]

What is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal is caused by a neurotransmitter rebound when an alcoholic stops drinking. Withdrawal from alcohol is dangerous, and our alcohol rehab in Florida is here to help those struggling with alcoholism. When alcohol suppresses the action of a neurotransmitter system over a long period of time the neurotransmitter system [...]

2017-07-13T15:34:12+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Detox, Rehabilitation|

Making the Decision to Get Sober | Florida Alcohol Rehab

If you ask 100 alcoholics why they decided to get sober, you are guaranteed get 100 different answers. When we decide to get sober, we make the commitment to change our lives for the better. The alternative for many of us suffering from alcoholism and addiction is not very appealing. [...]

2017-07-11T02:58:44+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Choosing an Inpatient Addiction Rehab

Substance abuse and drug addiction are complex issues and choosing the right inpatient addiction rehab is a big decision. For many, drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic struggle, and relapses occur even after long periods of sobriety. Some people might be able to break a cycle of addiction on [...]

2017-07-06T02:04:59+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

The different types of Heroin Treatment | South Florida Drug Rehab

Every day, people who use heroin attempt to quit using the drug on their own without seeking heroin treatment. Few however, succeed, and end up relapsing as a result due to the powerful, addictive nature of this dangerous opiate. Learn More: Intro to Heroin Detox Simply put, heroin addiction is [...]

2017-06-30T16:19:11+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Medication Assisted Heroin Addiction Treatment | Florida Drug Rehab

A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction, including both behavioral and pharmacological (medications). Both approaches help to restore a degree of normalcy to brain function and behavior, resulting in increased employment rates and lower risk of HIV and other diseases and criminal behavior. Although behavioral and medication-assisted [...]

2017-06-29T15:24:02+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Heroin Detox Symptoms | What to Look For

While heroin detox symptoms are not lethal, they can be quite unpleasant and can trigger a relapse. That is why it is crucial to endure this period if one is determined to quit abusing the drug. Read More: Heroin Detox Medications Withdrawal often brings the following heroin detox symptoms anxiety [...]

2017-06-25T13:41:38+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Heroin Detox Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug administration approved buprenorphine (branded drugs include Suboxone and Subutex) as heroin detox medications for the use of opioid withdrawal and as a maintenance therapy. Learn More: Introduction to the Heroin Detox Process How do heroin detox medications work? In terms of the withdrawal process, these [...]

2017-06-25T13:19:20+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Rehabilitation|

The process of heroin detox | Introduction

Heroin detox is a very difficult process to endure for many. This country is currently engulfed in a heroin epidemic, as millions of people are abusing the drug. Heroin is an opiate drug that suppresses some of the functions of the central nervous system, like heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, [...]

2017-06-25T12:58:18+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Rehabilitation|