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. The doctor prescribes Vicodin or some hydrocodone […]

Long Term Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

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 prescription painkiller made of a highly addicting synthetic opioid. The drug is so potentially […]

Vicodin Addiction Behavioral

Vicodin, from the synthetic opioid hydrocodone, is a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.  As with all opioids, Vicodin provides swift relief of pain with an accompanying sense of deep relaxation and euphoria, creating a high risk for dependence to develop. Vicodin can become addictive in as few as two weeks of regular use, leading […]

dangers of adderall and alcohol

Back in school we were taught that a positive plus a negative, such as +1 + -1, equals zero. They cancel each other out. When considering the use of alcohol, a depressant, with Adderall, a stimulant, it might stand to reason that the effect is also null and void. But when it comes to substances […]

Doctors who Specialize in Benzo Withdrawawl

One hundred and twenty-seven million prescriptions. That is how many RXs have been filled in the U.S. for the wildly popular drug class, benzodiazepine—commonly referred to as “benzos”—according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Benzos are a Schedule IV controlled substance that include fifteen approved medications, including such brands as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Young Adults and Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, the nation has become painfully aware of the severely addictive properties of prescription drugs.  The opioid epidemic has produced devastating effects on our young adults especially, with tens of thousands of young lives cut short each year from overdoses related to opiates and synthetic opioids.  While this drug classification represents the majority […]

How to Safely Detox from Xanax

How to Safely Detox from Xanax Who knew that taking Xanax (alprazolam) every day—often to help manage nerves during a particularly stressful chapter in life—could have led to addiction?  But the reality is that Xanax belongs to the benzodiazepine family, meaning it is a highly addictive substance.  Benzodiazepine dependence was the reason for over 17,000 […]