What Drugs Are Opioids?

January 25, 2023 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Heroin, Oxycodone
What Drugs Are Opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs at the center of a national health crisis. Of the just over 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States, three-quarters of those deaths were due to opioid medications. While opioid overdoses and deaths are front and center in news headlines, many Americans ask what...

Is There Inpatient Treatment for Alcoholism?

January 13, 2023 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Alcohol
Is There Inpatient Treatment for Alcoholism?
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Data suggests that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12 currently have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism accounts for over 140,000 deaths in the United States each year, and men are three times as likely as women to die due to alcohol ...

What Are the Signs of Cocaine Use?

December 30, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Cocaine
What Are the Signs of Cocaine Use?
Cocaine is one of the most powerful substances in the world. A potent stimulant, people using cocaine often get hooked on the drug after the first use. Once thought of as a recreational drug, cocaine is highly addictive, and lives of users quickly spiral out of control. Without professional help, co...

Tips For Staying Sober During the Holidays

December 24, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Recovery
Tips For Staying Sober During the Holidays
The holiday season is a time for celebration and cheer. Family gatherings, dinner parties, and other activities bring friends and loved ones closer to each other. While the holiday season is one of great happiness, it can be dangerous for those in recovery. Saying sober through the holidays is often...

What Are the Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox Program?

December 16, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Detox
What Are the Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox Program?
Recovering from drug addiction is not a singular major event. In reality, recovery is a process that comprises several important steps. Medical detoxification is the first and perhaps most important step in long-term recovery. While medical drug detox is essential for a meaningful recovery, you may ...

Can Alcohol Affect Depression?

December 09, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Alcohol, Mental Health
Can Alcohol Affect Depression?
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used legal drugs in the United States. According to data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 85.6% of people 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Alcohol is legal, widely available, and socially accepted....
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