Long Term Effects of Oxycontin on The Brain

OxyContin is a potent analgesic in the opioid family of painkiller medications that have wreaked havoc in the U.S. over the past two decades. Promoted early on as a highly effective painkiller with a low likelihood of causing addiction, the brand swiftly became the darling of the medical and dental community. The shine was off […]

Suboxone Treatment Centers

Careful planning is behind every successful outcome in life; no matter what goals you set for yourself or your future.  Without doing some pre-planning, most efforts will be wasted, with much flailing about trying to reach a goal haphazardly.  The need for planning holds true for approaching addiction recovery, one of the most important goals […]

Suboxone for Detox From Opiates

Perhaps you or a loved one has repeatedly attempted to stop using heroin or opioids, only to fall down again.  Desiring to end the bondage to drugs and be able to function normally again is the ultimate goal, but unfortunately it remains elusive.  For many, successfully completing detox seems impossible due to the withdrawal symptoms […]

addicted to pain pills after surgery

For two decades doctors routinely prescribed an excessive number of opioid analgesics to patients following surgery.  For example, doctors would send a patient home with a script for 50 pills for pain management after a hysterectomy or gallbladder removal.  Even dentists were over prescribing the opioids.  Only later was it realized that some patients could […]

Detox Prescription Drugs

Medical Detox Prescription Drugs The drug epidemic and crisis surrounding prescription analgesics, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Percocet, has captured the nation’s attention as thousands of people have overdosed and died in recent years.  The government is now involved in a multi-pronged approach of addressing the many sources of the excessive prescribing of these […]

Rehab for painkiller addiction

Rehab For Painkiller Addiction and Dependence It seems each day there is a news story related to the opioid addiction crisis in America.  Unwinding the cause of this epidemic has led to research and eye-opening study results.  While recreational misuse or abuse of painkillers is one part of the problem, increasing insights on the role […]

Heroin and Fentanyl

Understanding the Dangers of Heroin and Fentanyl In recent years the country has been in the throes of a drug epidemic, the degree of which the U.S. has never experienced before.  At the center of the crisis lie opioids, including the illicit drug heroin, and prescription analgesics such as fentanyl, OxyContin, Dilaudid, and others.  In […]

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Heroin

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 […]

Detox Medicine

Detox Medicine Options for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Just the anticipation of the detox and withdrawal process can deter many people from ever considering getting help for a drug or alcohol problem.  Detox is the necessary first step in the journey of recovery, so it’s not like it can be skipped. It is necessary for […]

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 […]