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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…