Codeine Addiction

Codeine is an opiate medication used for treating pain or suppressing cough. Codeine addiction can occur through an increase in tolerance and dosage of the prescription opioid over time, or due to recreational codeine abuse. Cough medications that contain codeine are now available only by request or prescriptions, having been removed from the aisles due […]

Doctors who Specialize in Benzo Withdrawawl

One hundred and twenty-seven million prescriptions. That is how many prescriptions 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 class of Schedule IV controlled substances that include fifteen approved medications, including such brands as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium, to […]

can't stop drinking

Let’s face it, beer is delicious. The thought of an ice-cold brew on a hot summer’s day is enticing, for sure. Beer is woven into our social pastimes, like baseball games and picnics, backyard barbecues, Superbowl parties, and music festivals. But what happens when you overindulge—when one beer after a long day at work morphs […]

Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

So you have some trouble getting to sleep. Maybe a glass of wine before bed will help you relax enough to nod off, or maybe you will try out the prescription for Ambien that your doctor recently gave you. Better yet, you ponder, maybe just take the Ambien with the glass of wine. Not so fast! Mixing […]

30 day rehab

Rehabilitation. The word invokes images of restoration, new beginnings, and wellness. When it comes to addiction rehabilitation those terms are especially meaningful, and should include the addition of one more: life. For addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that, if left unchecked to progress, will eventually cost a person their life. Rehab offers a chance […]

Severe Alcoholism Physical Symptoms

Who would ever think that the partying so common in young adulthood could possibly result in end stage alcoholism and death, but in reality it actually can. Most people become acquainted with alcohol in the college years, where booze-saturated parties are the weekend norm. Most college kids will cycle through this phase unscathed, reining in […]

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 […]

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 […]

mdma dependence

It’s hard to believe that pastel colored tablets with cute little images stamped on them, and nicknamed with an innocuous name like Molly, could be all that dangerous. But Molly, otherwise known as MDMA, Ecstasy, or 3,4-mthylenedioxy-methamphetamime is anything but tame. MDMA is a synthetic drug created out of both amphetamines and hallucinogenic compounds, and […]

Signs of an Alcoholic Relapse

Alcoholic relapse is not the result of a lack of commitment to sobriety. In fact, relapse can happen to even the most dedicated, determined individuals. Relapse is the outward sign of just what a chronic disease with compulsive features looks like. Alcoholism recovery features powerful cravings that sit there, etched in the memory, looking for […]