rehab for heroin addiction

Rehab for Heroin Addiction: Comparing Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone

Rehab for heroin addiction usually involves some form of medical detox. Heroin dependence completely rewires the brain. It causes an influx of dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Those who have developed dependence usually experience serious side effects when withdrawing from the drug. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to cope with. Depending on the severity of…

Does NA Work

Building a Strong Social Network: Does NA Work?

Does NA work, and should drug abusers attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings to aid in their recovery against drug addiction? What is Narcotics Anonymous? There are a lot of questions surrounding this type of support group. Many addiction treatment centers recommend that their patients attend at least one meeting. This will give them a better…

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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System

Have you ever wondered how long does cocaine stay in your system for? Cocaine is a popular party drug. If you’re a cocaine addict or a cocaine user, you’ve probably wondered this question frequently. Many drug users are obsessed with this question because they’re wondering whether cocaine will show up on their drug tests. To…

fentanyl addiction

How an Average Day in an Inpatient Rehab for Fentanyl Addiction Looks Like

Inpatient rehab for fentanyl addiction is a crucial step towards recovery. Due to the addictive nature of this drug addiction, as with an opioid addiction, patients need 24-hour care and medical supervision. The withdrawal symptoms of fentanyl abuse can turn deadly quickly. It’s not just the overdoses that drug addicts need to be wary of.…

oxycodone and alcohol

The Interactions Between Oxycodone and Alcohol

Oxycodone and alcohol are a deadly combo. In terms of polydrug use, they’re perhaps two of the worst illicit substances that you can use at the same time. Both substances tend to enhance the effects of the other; as a result, it increases the risk of overdoses. Side effects are also magnified. Those who regularly…

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What to Look for in a Drug Treatment Center

The most important decision in the addiction recovery process is the one to seek treatment, but it’s not the only decision that matters. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that no single treatment option is the right choice for all who need help, and it’s critical to match services, interventions and settings to patients’…

Going Through the Recovery Process Multiple Times

The drug and alcohol recovery process works in steps. First, an addict will  realize that their substance abuse has become an issue. Then, they will look into treatment options and take note of which ones they like. After choosing, even though treatment programs vary in scope and focus, an addict will always go through medical…

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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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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,…

Embracing the Eleventh Tradition

In this series, we’ve been trying to accomplish three things. First, we wanted to introduce newly recovering addicts and alcoholics to the Twelve Traditions. As for any readers with a bit of time under their belts, we wanted to provide them with a chance to reflect on these traditions and what they mean. This carried…