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Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (Data Provided)

(for full data, see attachment at end of article) Drug overdose deaths have continued with a steady increase in recent years, while the opioid crisis shifts from taking lives with painkillers like oxycodone to more lethal compounds like heroin and fentanyl, new data show. Overall, the rate of fatal overdoses [...]

2017-06-15T12:39:06+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, News, Prescription Drugs|

The benefits of outpatient addiction treatment

There are many forms of addiction treatment available, and some may not be as well suited to you or your loved one as others might be. Let's take a look at one form of treatment that is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience and ease of access. What is [...]

2017-06-15T01:30:35+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Preparing for addiction treatment? Here’s what you’ll need…

Going in to an addiction treatment program or a medical detox can be very overwhelming, especially if you are traveling out of state. For some, it may be the first time on a plane, being out of state, and seeking help for the first time. Listed below is a general [...]

2017-06-14T15:11:47+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Why heroin detox is crucial to a successful recovery

It is no secret that this country is plagued with an opiate epidemic. Over dose deaths are steadily increasing, and treatment centers all over are full. Heroin abuse is killing millions of our loved ones. Treatment for heroin addiction is strongly recommended. Overcoming drug addiction is not simply a matter [...]

2017-06-13T23:24:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Alcohol abuse and its physical effects on our bodies

Drinking alcohol over a long period of time can affect the body in ways that we cannot immediate see, or are even aware of. Listed below is how alcohol abuse can damage our bodies in addition to putting us at risk for alcoholism. Alcohol's effects on the liver Heavy drinking [...]

2017-06-13T00:01:48+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Information, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

What is cotton fever and what causes it?

By nature, recreational substance abuse is inherently dangerous for a number of reasons. Depending on the substance in question, the direct health effects of substance abuse can be quite profound, resulting in conditions such as undernourishment, emaciation, or even any of a variety of infectious diseases. Since the effects and [...]

2017-06-09T17:37:29+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Rehabilitation|

Detox medications for opiate withdrawal

After the extensive or heavy abuse of opioids like heroin, Percocet, Oxycodone, and Vicodin, stopping that usage can result in a period of opiate withdrawal. These symptoms. especially those associated with heroin withdrawal, can make the simplest daily functions become extremely uncomfortable. Taking opiate withdrawal medication can help reduce these painful symptoms significantly. [...]

How exercise helps to overcome addiction

Many who abuse drugs or alcohol neglect important components of daily health, wreaking havoc on both their emotional self and physical well being. It is important to repair the psychological and physical damage of chemical dependency as well as the damaged mind-body connection. Exercise in chemical dependency treatment serves many [...]

2018-07-02T17:20:36+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Why a drug detox is necessary to recover from addiction

Why a drug detox is necessary to recover from addiction Detox is short for detoxification. Detoxification is the removing of toxins (poisons or harmful things) from the body. Medical detox means that the detoxification process is done under medical supervision. However, the product of a successful medical detox is not [...]

Addicts abusing dangerous drugs to cheat drug tests

Addicts abusing dangerous drugs to cheat drug tests For many in active addiction, the fateful day comes when they are confronted or forced to face the consequences of their addiction, and are told they have to stop what they're doing. Sometimes it's families, sometimes it's the court, and sometimes it's a [...]

2017-06-04T14:31:59+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|