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…

a group is happy with smart recovery for addiction

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…

a man ponders his codeine dependency

Physical Signs Of Codeine Dependency

Codeine is an opiate drug often included in prescription cough syrups. Opiates like these are easy to abuse and highly addictive. So how can you tell if someone has a codeine dependency? What physical signs might indicate they need codeine addiction treatment? Find the answers you need today by calling Addiction Rehab Centers today at…

a woman wonders what is lortab before experimenting with it

What Is Lortab, and Can I Get Addicted to It?

Lortab is the brand name for a drug that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Physicians use this medication to treat moderate to severe pain. Because hydrocodone is opioid-based, we classify Lortab as a narcotic drug with a high risk of dependency. Lortab is often available as a short-term treatment for pain, such as following surgery, injury,…

a person using sleeping pills wonders if they are addictive

Are Sleeping Pills Addictive?

Are sleeping pills addictive? The quick answer to this question is, ‘usually.’ Prescription sedatives, drugs from the family of medications known as benzodiazepines, are highly habit-forming. Therefore, they do carry a significant risk of addiction. Other prescription sleep aids, such as Ambien or Lunesta, may also be habit-forming. Over-the-counter drugs that cause sleepiness, such as…

a bottle of pills may be a part of the signs of prescription drug addiction

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Just like cocaine and heroin, many prescription drugs have a risk of dependency, too. In fact, many people who use street drugs such as heroin first became addicted through legally obtained prescriptions for opioids and drugs like them. If you’re currently taking more of your prescription medication than your doctor recommends, or if you frequently…

a sample of adderall pills represents adderall addiction

Can I Get Addicted to Adderall?

You probably know someone who takes Adderall. This medication is a commonly prescribed drug that doctors use to treat ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition, a doctor may also prescribe it to treat narcolepsy. Adderall is a stimulant drug, not unlike cocaine. Generally, it affects your brain’s reward center to stimulate the production of…

a bottle represents commonly abused prescription drugs

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Millions of people abuse prescription drugs across the United States and the world at large. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are likely responsible for the most significant numbers of incidents of prescription drug overdoses. Prescription drug addiction treatment programs offer an opportunity for individuals with an addiction to overcome their addiction and start living a life…