Opiate Detox Recovery and Rehabilitation

How to Detox From Heroin Safely

When opiates like heroin, codeine, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone are taken for extended periods of time or in excessive amounts, it alters brain chemistry and can lead to dependence or addiction. Heroin’s impact on the brain causes an overwhelming dependence on the substance. Attempting [...]

The 6 Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

Recovery requires a total lifestyle change, but for a person or loved one of someone who is considering treatment or is early in recovery, a life free from addiction may feel like a million miles away, especially if you’re unsure what to expect throughout the [...]

5 Reasons to Travel for Detox

Finding the right detox or addiction treatment program is a time-consuming process, and when you expand your search to out-of-town or even out-of-state facilities, it becomes even more convoluted. It’s no wonder why many people choose to attend detox or treatment locally for convenience’s sake. [...]

2019-11-26T16:18:10+00:00February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The Continuum of Care: An Addiction Treatment Overview

Recovery is not a one-step process, but rather a continuum of care, comprising several parts. Some clients begin their recovery journey with detox and progress into the most intensive residential treatment program, while others can succeed in a less intensive setting. Treatment is dynamic, and [...]

What Is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

The terms "opioid" and "opiate" are often used interchangeably, but now that use has reached epidemic levels and was declared a national emergency, it’s useful to understand the difference between the two and how they affect the end-user, especially if that person is you or [...]

Could kratom be the antidote to the opioid epidemic?

As the opioid epidemic rages on, more people are searching for ways to wean themselves off of opioids. One natural substance that has reportedly shown promise among those suffering from opioid addiction is kratom. Is kratom an opioid? Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant [...]

2019-11-26T16:00:45+00:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2019-11-26T15:57:37+00:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Being Eligible for Addiction and Recovery

Famous people, for the most part, live extraordinary lives. Wanting for nothing can afford one a unique lifestyle. Experiences most of us could hardly even imagine, let alone have, ourselves. However, just because one has seemingly unlimited resources, doesn’t mean they are not eligible for [...]

2019-11-26T15:45:20+00:00February 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Opioid Relapse After Detox

It is an unfortunate reality that relapse is a part of a number of people’s recovery story. Sometimes multiple stents in recovery centers are required for the seed of recovery to take root. It is not something to be ashamed of, and relapse should not [...]

Finding Your Way In Recovery

Recovering from an alcohol or substance use disorder is one of the hardest things people will do in their entire life. Those impacted by the hooks of addiction know first-hand how deep their illness is rooted. Extricating oneself from addiction requires tremendous courage and fortitude [...]