Naltrexone Uses

Naltrexone Uses

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Naltrexone Uses in Addiction Treatment Yes, getting clean and sober is rough.  Withdrawing from opiates or alcohol can be highly uncomfortable for those first few days of detoxifying the body, but, fortunately, withdrawal symptoms usually…
detoxing from heroin

What Helps With Detoxing From Heroin

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What Helps With Detoxing From Heroin? Though it may be a huge challenge to imagine that the highly unpleasant experience of going through a heroin detox will indeed end in a matter of days, rest assured that it will.  Taking that very…
opiate detox cold turkey

Dangers of Attempting Opiate Detox Cold Turkey

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So you have had it with the opiate addiction. You are done. Arriving at this crossroads is cause for celebration because it means you value your life and want to break free of these deadly drugs in order to reclaim it. But approaching this momentous…
suboxone withdrawal

Suboxone Withdrawal and Medical Detox

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So, what happens when the medicine becomes the poison? Such can be the case for Suboxone, the opioid replacement drug used in medication-assisted treatment programs for individuals in recovery for opiate addiction. Suboxone is heralded as a…
Visible Signs of Heroin Abuse

What Are the Visible Signs of Heroin Abuse?

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The past decade has seen a surprising spike in the use of heroin, a drug that was once associated with the 1970s and multiple high profile overdose deaths, such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison. But after retreating into relative…
10 signs of meth use

10 Signs of Meth Use

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Meth addiction is a ferocious thing. As so authentically described in David Sheff’s book, and now movie, Beautiful Boy, being addicted to methamphetamine has the capability of exacting significant destruction to a person’s life. Of course,…
cheese is like heroin

Cheese Is Like Heroin

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At first glance someone reading that title might conjure up images of Gouda or Brie and imagine that, yes, yummy cheese might be just as addicting as an illicit drug such as heroin. Only in this case, cheese is heroin. Yep, a…
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Holistic Medicine for Heroin Addiction

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Holistic is hip. Americans are warming up to accepting Eastern alternative healing protocols across the healthcare spectrum, which now includes addiction treatment as well. Rehab programs are embracing the holistic treatments to compliment their…
heroin addiction staph infections

How Heroin Addiction Staph Infections Are Contracted and Treated

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We humans are covered in microscopic bacteria. This is a normal feature of our being, with both good and bad bacteria present at all times and covering our skin. Surprisingly, only about 1% of all bacteria will make humans sick. Staph Aureus…
Long Term Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

Long Term Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

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It may have begun with an innocent desire to alleviate pain following surgery or injury, but at some point in the weeks that followed you became addicted to oxycodone. Oxycodone, sold under the brand names OxyContin and Percocet, is a powerful…