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What Are Dope Sick Symptoms?

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If you've ever heard this term before, you may be wondering, 'what is dope sick?'. The term “dope sick” refers to the condition of experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to opiate addiction. The person may initially discover they are addicted…
Functioning Alcoholic

14 Signs of a High Functioning Alcoholic

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Not all alcoholics fit the “typical” mold. There are some individuals who manage to hold down high-level professional positions and seem to have it all together, yet they also happen to have a moderate alcohol use disorder. They are able…
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When You Can’t Stop Drinking Beer and Alcohol

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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.…
How Long Does It Take to Detox

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Heroin?

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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…
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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…
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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…
Vicodin Addiction Behavioral

Vicodin Addiction Behavior and Physical Symptoms and Treatment Options

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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…