a woman is at risk of oxycodone addiction

Will You Get Addicted to Oxycodone If You Take It Every Day?

Many people need to use prescription pain medications to help control acute or chronic pain. In some cases, doctors may prescribe opioids. Drugs like oxycodone are very effective because they contain the pain signals being sent from the body to the brain. However, they carry the risk of addiction. If you’re using them, you should…

a man learns the benefits of heroin rehab

Benefits of an Inpatient Heroin Rehab for Addiction

It’s not an easy decision to make; however, for those with heroin addiction, one of the best decisions possible is to enter into a heroin addiction treatment program. Attending an inpatient treatment program includes being away from home for several weeks while you work on healing and restoring your body’s health. We believe that it’s…

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…

a woman experiences effects of fentanyl addiction

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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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…