How Long Does It Take to Detox

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Heroin? It’s understandable why someone about to undergo a heroin detox might ask, “How long does it take to detox from heroin,” right?  It isn’t exactly a walk in the park, going through detox and withdrawal from heroin or opioids.  Sometimes it is best to be mentally prepared […]

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Hydrocodone

Wondering how long does it take to get addicted to hydrocodone, which includes the drugs Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, and Lorcet? It is shocking how quickly someone can get hooked on these drugs, happening sometime as fast as a couple weeks. The path to hydrocodone addiction is very common. In fact, most of us have taken […]

Addiction Therapy San Juan Capistrano

Solutions 4 Recovery Offers Addiction Therapy San Juan Capistrano Unwinding the compulsive behaviors that have resulted in a drug or alcohol addiction takes time and lots of patience.  No one sets out to become an addict, that is for certain. The circumstances that may have contributed to addiction to taking root will vary dramatically from […]

how to do an intervention

Conducting Professional Intervention People who have a serious substance use disorder are very adept at encasing themselves in a cocoon of denial.  As long as they can convince themselves that their abuse of drugs or alcohol doesn’t harm anyone they can continue their compulsive and destructive habit.  In reality, of course, addiction impacts everyone within […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Mental Health Substance Abuse Treatment Centers On their own, mental health disorders and substance use disorders can be difficult to treat.  When these disorders occur together, referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, treatment can become even more challenging.  The difficulty is attempting to determine which of the two disorders emerged first, identifying […]

Naltrexone Uses

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 subside by the end of a week.  Getting sober is hard, but detox and withdrawal isn’t the real challenge in […]

why is heroin so addictive

Why is Heroin So Addictive? The resurgence of heroin over the past decade has taken the nation completely off guard.  Once considered a passé drug of the 1970s, out of nowhere heroin returned to the drug scene, plowing through all social strata—from impoverished rural communities to affluence suburban enclaves.  No state or county in the […]

party drug overdose

Party drugs, made popular through all night raves, large concert festivals, and open parties continue to make news on a regular basis. For a couple of decades now, synthetic drugs such as MDMA, also known as Molly or ecstasy have been associated with party drug overdoses and emergency room visits. Regardless, this synthetic amphetamine remains […]

opiate detox cold turkey

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 decision impulsively will surely not result in a successful outcome. […]