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 […]

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 […]

dangers of 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
How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Hydrocodone
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 […]

Vicodin and Alcohol
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 […]

drunk rage blackout

Alcohol abuse can have some very disconcerting and unpredictable effects. One of these might manifest in angry outbursts, violent behavior, or rage, and another is the phenomenon called blackouts. Sometimes these two effects can happen simultaneously, resulting in a drunk rage blackout. Because alcoholism is a complex disease that impacts brain structures and chemistry, it […]