a man struggles with heroin withdrawal

Dangers of Heroin Withdrawal

Do you know someone who uses heroin? If so, it’s time to sit down with them to discuss the dangers of this potent opioid painkiller. Many people die from complications of heroin use every day in the United States. Sadly, this is not limited to accidental overdose. Heroin purchased on the street is often cut…

a person is addicted to ativan

Can I Become Addicted to Ativan?

Ativan is part of a family of drugs called benzodiazepines, or benzos for short. A brand name for lorazepam, Ativan is routinely prescribed in the United States and has proven effective in treating many medical issues. Doctors usually prescribe benzo to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, or panic disorder. Ativan is highly habit-forming when…

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Signs You Need to Seek Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders most commonly occur during the teenage years, but being older or younger doesn’t prevent you or your loved one from developing this condition. The three most common types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. Consequently, each comes with its signs and symptoms. If you suspect someone you…

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Physical Effects of Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. It’s a schedule II controlled substance available by prescription that doctors generally use to mask severe pain, such as that you may have after major surgery. Fentanyl is much more potent than morphine, which makes it a powerful painkiller. However, it carries a high risk of addiction and should only…

a woman participates in a holistic therapy program

What Makes Holistic Therapy Different?

People are often confused about the term ‘holistic therapy.’ But in reality, a holistic therapy program is simply a practice that considers more than just your physical health. Holistic therapy addresses your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual states, too. For example, if you’re struggling with depression, it may be challenging to find the motivation to seek help…

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Can I Detox From Alcohol on My Own?

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it works to depress or slow down your body’s vital functions. As a result, alcohol slows your heartbeat and reduces activity in your brain. Therefore, you feel sluggish and uncoordinated when you drink too much. Your judgment becomes impaired, as well. With long-term alcohol abuse, your body builds a…

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Benefits of SMART Recovery for Addiction

Self Management Recovery Training, or SMART Recovery for addiction, is a solid alternative to traditional 12-step programs. For instance, the 12-step program asks participants to admit they’re powerless over addiction and rely on a higher power for healing. SMART Recovery, in comparison, does just the opposite. It empowers those struggling with any addiction to step up…

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Characteristics of a Good Rehab Center in Indianapolis

Have you ever wondered what makes one rehab center better than another? Is it reviews from prior patients? Is it affordability, or it’s the quality of the clinical staff? Most would agree it’s the entire treatment experience as a whole that sets rehab centers apart. When patients feel cared for and prioritized by their treatment…

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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, it’s a time to celebrate how far they’ve come and to rededicate their lives to maintaining sobriety. Therefore, if you know someone who has overcome addiction or someone who is currently battling this chronic disease, National Recovery Month may have special meaning…