Hitting Rock Bottom–Hope For Fatal Drug Abuse

Hitting Rock Bottom, Hope For Fatal Drug Abuse Addicts and alcoholics are categorized in the DSM-5 (diagnostic statistical manual of mental health disorders) as people suffering from substance use disorder. According to the research, drug abusers and alcoholics have completely different brain chemistry than say, a ‘normal’ drinker. Normal drinkers can have a couple of…

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Alcohol Detox: Don’t Do It Alone

Alcohol detox is one of the first steps to recovery. It makes it easier to manage a drug addiction, and also curbs cravings, so the recovery process becomes smoother. The detox process can control mood swings and also lessen the intensity of alcohol withdrawals. It ensures that serious side effects don’t become deadly. For example,…

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What Is Fentanyl? A Look at One of America’s Deadliest Drugs

What is fentanyl? This seems like a burning question in America at the moment. It seems as if all news outlets often mention fentanyl when reporting on the increase in opioid overdoses across America. Of the 5,500 synthetic opioid overdoses that happened in 2014, fentanyl was often the main culprit.   Understanding ‘what is fentanyl’…

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Detox from Opioids- You’re Not Alone

               It’s scary, we understand. A huge transition is happening for you.  Your body is experiencing opiate withdrawals. Your mental health has been on a journey. You now have decided to undergo detox for opioids. You now must say goodbye to drug abuse, to social media, to physical dependence, to your friends and your family,…

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The 5 Most Common Types of Drug Interventions

  Instead of silently watching a loved one struggle with addiction, stage an alcoholism or drug intervention. Addiction and drug use is prevalent in America. It affects many households. After all, 27.1 million Americans over the age of 12 years old used an illicit drug in 2015. That’s about 10% of the overall population. Many…

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Top 6 Reasons to Travel for Drug Treatment

Not enough people seek alcohol or drug treatment for addictions. In 2012, 23.1 million Americans struggled with an addiction, but only a little over 2 million ever sought help. These numbers have largely remained the same over the years. The sad truth is that approximately 95% of addicts fail to seek treatment because they don’t…

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A Look at Medical Detoxification for Alcohol and Drugs

Medical detoxification plays a massive role in the addiction industry, which rakes in about $35 billion a year. The detox process removes harmful toxins from the body to curb cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. It is usually the first process that a patient undergoes when seeking drug addiction treatment programs at addiction treatment facilities. This…


A Comparison of Vivitrol with Suboxone and Methadone

Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist used in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) to treat opioids, which are some of the most addictive drugs. The generic name for Vivitrol is naltrexone. The Food and Drug Administrations has approved Vivitrol injections for treating alcohol and opioid dependence. Addiction treatment alone only has a one-year sobriety success rate between…

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Vivitrol and Its Role in Treating Addiction

Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist used in treatments for opioid and alcohol addiction. The generic name of this drug is naltrexone. It is an opioid antagonist often used at drug addiction treatment facilities, while patients partake in counseling and therapies. This drug is used in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) and is approved by the Food and…

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How to Stage an Intervention for Your Son/Daughter

There’s a drug epidemic running rampant through America, and many Americans learning how to stage an intervention, so they can fight addiction within their household. Approximately 10% of Americans struggle with a substance abuse disorder Addiction may have a significant impact on the people close to you. In particular, many young adults and teens find…