Fentanyl: Dangers, Risks and Detox

gloved hand holding baggie with dangerous fentanyl

Fentanyl addiction is a leading cause of overdose and overdose deaths across the country. As a dangerously potent painkiller, fentanyl is not intended for use unless medically necessary. Whether it be a chronic pain condition, or after surgery, fentanyl should only be used for medical purposes and under the medical supervision of a professional. However, […]

What is Outpatient Rehab?

People participate in group therapy during outpatient rehab.

Outpatient rehab, commonly referred to as OP, is a less intensive level of care provided during substance abuse treatment. OP provides much needed and beneficial care for individuals needing and seeking help that fall into a category where less intensive care is needed. It provides the benefits of inpatients and allows the individual to maintain […]

Can Someone Overdose on Meth?

Even a single use can lead to a Meth overdose.

Methamphetamine is an illegal and highly addictive stimulant drug. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies methamphetamine as a Schedule II stimulant, meaning it has an extremely high potential for misuse and can be obtained legally through a non-refillable prescription. The 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that “among people aged 12 or […]

Can You Get Addicted to Marijuana?

addictive marijuana plant

Because marijuana is so widely used and is now legal in many states across the country, people mistakenly believe that this specific chemical substance is harmless and non-addictive. While marijuana is undeniably safer to use than substances like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, a person can get addicted to marijuana. Furthermore, marijuana addiction can lead to […]

What Are the Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox Program?

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 have heard horror stories about the pain and discomfort […]

Are There Medications For Detox?

Are There Medications For Detox?

When we think about dealing with addiction and trying to quit, most of us think about withdrawal and the problems that can go along with quitting or even trying to detox. Proper detox is the only way to truly get on the path to sobriety and minimize potential relapse. Still, sometimes the withdrawal symptoms can […]

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