How Addicting is Oxycodone?

Did you know oxycodone, found in OxyContin, is the most commonly abused prescription drug in the US? The transition from use to abuse happens quickly with oxycodone and it doesn’t take long to go from recreational use to dependency. Learning more about this drug and its addictive properties can help users identify if there is…

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Understanding How Marijuana Affects the Brain

In general, marijuana has a reputation of being fairly harmless, but it’s important to understand researchers are still exploring its affects on the brain. There are a variety of short-term and long-term outcomes of using marijuana and if your loved one uses regularly, you might want to learn about these potential side effects. Educating yourself…

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11 Negative Thoughts to Avoid in Recovery

You’ve heard of “opposite attracts”, right? But when it comes to positive thinking, that statement really doesn’t hold up. Positive thoughts result in positive outcomes. But the same is also true for negative thoughts. Negative thoughts and negative feelings eventually turn into negative outcomes. This oftentimes influences addiction and can even throw someone into relapse…

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Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Understanding Alcohol Abuse When people begin using alcohol to escape from social, career pressures, or personal reasons they’re more likely to develop alcohol dependence. Alcohol abuse, which is defined as the consumption of more alcohol than the body can process, can lead to effects such as liver damage and other debilitating conditions (including life-threatening). Alcohol…

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Basics of Alcohol Addiction

The Dangers of Alcohol Addiction This post addresses the basics of alcohol addiction and the dangers that come along with it. Alcohol addiction is a disease, both physical and spiritual. No matter which alcohol drinks we consume, we always drink the same thing – ethyl alcohol, which is usually synthesized chemically and spiked with various…

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Mental Health Disorders & Drug Relapse

Untreated Mental Health Disorders Can Cause Addicts to Relapse The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) has estimated that drug addiction relapse rates could be as high as 60%. They say it is comparable to what occurs in treating other chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and asthma treatment. However, I am not sure that shortcomings…

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Drug Rehab & Treatment

Addicts Get Help with Recovery People who experiment with street drugs like heroin, crack, and meth will most likely become addicted. The thought of using medication to help come off of an addiction might seem absurd to some. But prescriptions used to help addicts detox is now becoming evidence-based and effective. It helps bring addicts…

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A Breakthrough in Treating Heroin & Opioid Addiction

How Many People With A Drug Addiction Have Mental Health Issues? According to the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), “approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014….People with mental health disorders are more likely than people…

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