Alcohol Poisoning: 5 Clear Signs

2018-06-25T02:05:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|Alcoholism|

Alcohol poisoning is much more deadly than you'd think. On average, 6 Americans a day die from alcohol poisoning. That's not a small sum. Non-hispanic white men between the ages of 35 and 64 years old have a higher risk of dying from an overdose than any other demographic. Many people don't know the limits of their body. As a result, they might drink too much booze, like wine, beer, cocktail or hard liquor. They [...]

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Cocaine: The Killer Comeback of an 80s Drug

2018-06-25T01:53:26+00:00July 1st, 2018|Addiction Information|

America came to know cocaine addiction and abuse intimately in the 1980s. The drug was heavily marketed. It had a strong hype. People believed that this illegal drug could do miracles. It made people feel like superheroes and as if they could do anything. Its use spread like wildfire across the U.S. It didn't help that there were reports that the CIA turned a blind eye to smugglers. In some cases, they even aided and [...]

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Why IOP Is a Good Choice For Moms and Women Who Work

2018-06-12T03:48:32+00:00June 25th, 2018|Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

Inpatient Rehab Is Not Your Only Option For Addiction Treatment Many women who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol don’t get the help they need because they simply cannot check themselves into an inpatient facility for a month or more. Life won’t allow it. While addiction can wreak havoc on a woman’s life; she still may have a family to raise, a job to keep, or aging parents to take care of. Inpatient [...]

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Hooked on Opioids: How My Pain Medication Led Me to Heroin Addiction

2018-06-12T03:41:46+00:00June 20th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

An Introduction To An Addict Recovering From Opioid Addiction My name is Sally and I am a recovering addict. I used to be addicted to opioid painkillers and heroin. Today, I have two years, three months, and eight days clean. I count every single day I have clean because I truly believe that every day I don’t get high is a victory.    I spent 10 years of my life high – like, every single [...]

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Is Methadone a Thing of the Past?

2018-07-06T03:28:41+00:00June 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 [...]

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

2018-06-10T03:18:30+00:00June 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 [...]

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

2018-06-07T05:32:51+00:00June 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 [...]

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What Alcohol Withdrawal is Like for Women vs Men?

2018-05-05T16:47:19+00:00May 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 [...]

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The Loperamide High: All about Poor Man’s Methadone

2018-05-05T16:35:18+00:00May 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 [...]

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Klonopin: Why the Controlled Substance Clonazepam is so Readily Abused

2018-05-05T16:26:41+00:00May 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 [...]

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