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 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 man thinks clearly after detox from alcohol

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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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…

a man knows his loved one has a suboxone addiction

Signs a Loved One is Addicted to Suboxone

For those battling opioid addiction, Suboxone is an effective treatment. This prescription medication is used to help people overcome opioid addiction, but it carries its own risks. In some situations, people can develop an addiction to this drug as well. Suboxone addiction treatment is an option, and treatment can be effective. For those seeking help…