Is Methadone a Thing of the Past?

2018-06-10T03:26:07+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Recovery|

What Is Methadone? Methadone (also sold under the name “Dolophine”) is a powerful opioid drug that is used to treat extreme pain. More commonly, this highly regulated prescription medication is administered to those who have an addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, or Morphine.   Methadone is an addictive and potent medication that works on opioid receptors sites in the brain. When used to treat addiction, it is administered daily at [...]

Five Things I Adore About Being a Sober Woman, Wife, Mom, Daughter and Friend

2018-06-10T03:18:30+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Alcoholism, Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

I’m April – A Recovering Addict, Wife, Mom, Daughter, And Friend Hi, my name is April and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. On July 7, 2018, I will have seven years of sobriety – thanks be to my Higher Power, whom I choose to call “God.” I am truly grateful to be sober today. I have an amazing life and the people who love me tell me I am an amazing woman. I [...]

Three Highly Addictive Pain Relievers: How to Manage Dependence and Illness at the Same Time

2018-06-07T05:32:51+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Treating Illness With Narcotic Painkillers Can Lead to Dependence When you are struggling with an illness or trying to manage chronic pain, your body screams for relief. Many people find this relief in narcotic painkillers – and rightfully so. After all, this is why doctors prescribe drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl – for the relief of pain. Nevertheless, opioid addiction is a very real condition that often results from long-term use of pain medication. It [...]

What Alcohol Withdrawal is Like for Women vs Men?

2018-05-05T16:47:19+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Alcoholism|

Alcohol withdrawal affects everyone differently. The withdrawal of alcohol depends on how long the drinking problem has occurred and how much alcohol has been consumed. The withdrawal symptoms can be anything from mild to severe. It can also differ between the sexes. When they are severe, the symptoms can be deadly. Men and women process alcohol in the body differently. This is why alcohol withdrawal will differ as well. The effects of alcoholism has detrimental [...]

The Loperamide High: All about Poor Man’s Methadone

2018-05-05T16:35:18+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Loperamide abuse is a new way addicts are getting a hit of opioids. Have you heard about addicts turning to anti-diarrhea drugs if they can’t their hands on painkillers? So what exactly does the likes of this poor man’s methadone have in it? It might surprise you to know that Imodium A-D is actually a poor man’s methadone. Consider this, there are up to 36 million people abusing opioids worldwide. This is based on a [...]

Klonopin: Why the Controlled Substance Clonazepam is so Readily Abused

2018-05-05T16:26:41+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Addiction Information|

In the United States, many adults are suffering from panic and anxiety disorders. Klonopin, also known as clonazepam is one of the drugs that treat mood disorders and illnesses. There are over 40 million people who suffer from some type of anxiety disorder in the US. To sum it up, that is one in five people. As a benzodiazepine,  it is also used to prevent seizures as it can balance brain chemicals in the central [...]

10 Tips for Handling a DUI in Colorado

2018-05-04T23:56:26+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Alcoholism|

When you’ve been caught drinking and driving, you’ll want to know how to handle a DUI. First, it’s important to address that you may have a problem with alcohol if you’re driving under the influence in the first place. Regardless of the outcome of your DUI, you may want to look into getting treatment to avoid this problem in the future. In Colorado, there are two different levels of drinking and driving related offenses. They [...]

All About Rohypnol (effects, dangers, roofies) and How to Protect Yourself

2018-04-16T04:02:18+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Addiction Information|

About Rohypnol It’s important to know how to protect yourself from Rohypnol effects and dangers. It’s also important to know how to protect yourself from roofies. Rohypnol (generic name flunitrazepam) is much like Valium, but it’s 10 times more potent. As an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it can cause someone to fall unconscious in just a few minutes. This is what has made it effective medication for insomnia. It is also used as a pre-medication in surgeries [...]

Is Adderall really the same as meth?

2018-04-16T03:51:09+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Most people don’t know the truth about Adderall and how it’s similar to meth. Adderall was FDA-approved for ADHD because it affects patients differently and is safer for them to use.  When people that don’t have ADHD abuse it, it causes effects that are equivalent to stronger drugs. Meth and Adderall are both stimulants and can cause addiction. Adderall vs. methamphetamines similarities are now being compared to by neuroscientific studies. It’s concerning because meth addiction [...]

24 Signs of Alcoholism in Women

2018-04-12T02:36:50+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Alcoholism|

It’s important to know the signs of alcoholism in women if you suspect someone you love is in trouble. The problem is bigger than you might think. It is estimated that there are 15 million alcoholics or alcohol abusers in the US. Women make up about 4.6 million of that number. A publication from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) called Alcohol: A Women’s Health Issue, states that drinking is threatening American women. [...]