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The Main Dangers of Barbiturate Abuse

Barbiturate Pills Abuse

When barbiturates are taken for medical reasons, it is to help people sleep. However, there are serious dangers connected to prolonged barbiturate use that have been recognized for a long time. One of the biggest dangers is when the dose is increased to achieve a desirable effect after some tolerance to the drug has been developed. For example, an insomniac takes a dose of barbiturate that is not very far from a lethal amount in order to get a decent night’s sleep. The bottom line is that it does not take very many barbiturates to cause a fatal overdose.

Barbiturates are Highly Addictive and Easily Obtained

Barbiturates have been…

How to Live with a Heroin Addict without Enabling Their Addiction

Man Frustration Bedroom

When you are in a relationship of any sort, be it with family, friends, or a romantic partner, it’s the most natural instinct in the world to want to help them when they need you. When this person is an addict this can represent additional problems for you as you try to ensure you support rather than enable. By understanding the situation better, you can find the right approach in this situation—but it’s worth bearing in mind that there are support groups out there for partners, friends, and family of addicts, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you make mistakes.

What Exactly is Enabling?

Enabling is when you help and support…

The Effects of Stress in Addiction Recovery

Man Stressed Out at Desk

One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is keeping stress levels as low as possible. That’s because stress is one of the biggest factors causing drug or alcohol abuse in the first place. Stress during recovery could easily be detrimental to your progress by causing a relapse. There is scientific research to back up that stress and anti-stress systems can alter the brain’s emotional circuitry, guiding you towards impulsive behavior and ultimately leading you to relapse after periods of abstinence.

Stress and Its Relationship with Addiction

It’s well known that stress plays a…

Survivors of Opioid Overdose Should Look Out for These Injuries

Woman in Hospital Bed

There has been an alarming rise in the number of both fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in the US, with more people being left to deal with the long terms effects of opioid abuse. If you have ever been hospitalized for opioid abuse, there’s a chance you may go on to develop symptoms of long term damage. In order to ensure you can take as many health precautions as you can to avoid the effects of long-term drug abuse, it’s worth knowing what symptoms to look out for.

Symptoms of Long-term Damage through Opioid Abuse

Symptoms of opioid addiction health issues that can negatively affect your body in the future include:

  • -Nausea…

Does Legal Marijuana Lower Opioid Abuse?

Easy Availability of Legal Marijuana

According to news reports, states permitting sales of legal marijuana are noticing a decline in opioid abuse, confirming the commonly-held belief that the drug’s legalization is having a positive impact. The research goes some way to silencing the concerns of critics of medical marijuana programs that easy and open access to the plant will have negative ramifications for public health. The fact remains that the number of cases of hospitalization for opioid abuse in states with a marijuana program are almost 25% lower than in states still prohibiting the drug. Here, we consider the facts and how marijuana affects drug abuse in the United…

Fentanyl Rivals Heroin as Most Dangerous Opioid

Fentanyl Syringe

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is most often associated as being an anesthetic drug for surgery with up to 100 times more potency than morphine. However, in recent years the drug has taken over for heroin as the deadliest drug on our streets, causing several hundred – if not thousands – of deaths along the way.

Fentanyl Now the Most Common Drug in Fatal Overdoses

It’s a staggering statistic that in New York City alone, over a thousand people die from drug overdoses every year. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, almost half of all accidental fatalities from drug overdoses involve fentanyl. The main reason fentanyl…

Why Sleep is Important During Addiction Treatment

Bedtime in Addiction Recovery

When you are in the process of rehabilitating from drug or alcohol addiction, your sleep patterns may change, making it difficult to adapt to your new lifestyle. Sleep is crucial for your physical health and wellbeing and even having one night of restlessness can impair your judgement, making it hard to focus and participate in the world around you. Both drugs and alcohol have properties that can make you drowsy, and it’s easy to use substances to ensure a great night’s sleep. But what about when you’re in recovery? How can you re-train your mind and body to sleep without any artificial help?

Here we take a…

How to Stay Sober While Traveling This Summer

Travel Outdoors Sober

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it can be challenging to maintain your sobriety, particularly as you are away from your usual support network. You also step outside of your daily routines to enjoy new experiences surrounded by others who will more than likely want to enjoy a drink while they’re out of town. How can you cope in this situation and pass the ultimate test of your sobriety when you’re on vacation? Here we give you some tips to keep you sober and still enjoy your time away to the fullest.

Choose Your Destination Carefully

It makes sense that if you’re on a 18-30 holiday in a booze-laden resort, you’re…

5 Signs You Are Addicted to Oxycodone

Holding Pain Medication Tablets

Oxycodone is a highly-addictive analgesic or pain reliever that is sold in a wide range of prescription drugs such as Roxicodone, Percocet and others. These drugs vary in strength and formula and also include controlled-release and extended-release versions that are classified by the DEA as Schedule II drugs under the Controlled Substance Act or CSA. Essentially these are drugs that have important medical uses that are also highly-addictive by nature.

When you’re managing chronic pain, your symptoms can drive you to become dependent on your pain relief meds and it’s difficult to know when or if you’ve slipped completely into addiction.

Here,…

Why You Should Choose Holistic Addiction Rehab

Holistic Treatment Yoga

Holistic addiction treatment is considered one of the most successful methods of drug and alcohol addiction recovery. Where holistic addiction recovery centers differ from other, more traditional treatment programs, is that alternative therapies are used to fight addiction alongside effective approaches of conventional medicine. Holistic therapy treats the entire body, mind, and spirit so that you can free your body from pain and heal the root causes of your addiction.

Here we take a closer look at the reasons why holistic addiction treatment works:

1. Holistic treatment allows…

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