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 […]

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 […]

Mental Health 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 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 […]

Addicted to Vicodin and Alcohol

How to Help Someone Addicted to Vicodin and Alcohol Every bottle of prescription pain medication dispensed carries a warning not to drink alcohol while taking the drug.  This is because the prescription opioids depress the central nervous system, as does alcohol. Together, the effect of taking a drug such as Vicodin, which contains hydrocodone and […]

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 […]