Symptoms of Abuse

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like a joyous theme park ride, but instead are terms invented to hide the fact that mixing lethal drugs or mixing drugs with [...]

OxyContin, Oxycodone and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers has been a problem from just about the time that opioids were first prescribed. The take-away from this is that all opioids have a high potential for abuse and addiction. Not only are they physically addictive, they are also mentally [...]

6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

Medical Detox Is the Safest Way to Begin Your Addiction Recovery

For many men and women, detox is the first step in addiction treatment, but it's not a step you should take at home. A do-it-yourself detox is unlikely to be effective and may jeopardize your health—or your life. A medically supervised detox positions you for [...]

Why Detoxing From Benzos Requires a Medical Detox

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” or “benzies,” are prescribed to treat stress-related conditions including anxiety disorders, insomnia, muscle spasms and epilepsy. Drugs like Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam) can be useful when prescribed for legitimate reasons, but they have potential to become highly [...]

New study finds that duration, not dosage, poses greater risk for opioid misuse

As a nation ravaged by an opioid epidemic, much of the discussion is centered around how dosage leads to addiction, but a recent Harvard Medical School study published in the British Medical Journal suggests otherwise. The study found among surgery patients with no history of [...]

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