5 SIGNS YOU ARE ADDICTED TO OXYCODONE

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...

THE EFFECTS OF STRESS IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

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...

The Main Dangers of Barbiturate 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 toleranc...

FENTANYL RIVALS HEROIN AS MOST DANGEROUS OPIOID

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 ...

DOES LEGAL MARIJUANA LOWER OPIOID ABUSE?

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 ...

How to Help Your Addicted Loved One

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious medical condition that can destroy the life of your loved one. Watching them waste away, go through withdrawals, harm themselves and others, and generally give up on life outside of their addiction is a horrible experience for anybody to go through. Here are a...

WHY SLEEP IS IMPORTANT DURING ADDICTION TREATMENT

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 har...

HOW TO STAY SOBER WHILE TRAVELING THIS SUMMER

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 dr...

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE HOLISTIC ADDICTION REHAB

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 approa...