Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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October 23, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Signs That A Pain-Pill Addiction Has Developed

Prescription pill addiction isn’t always easy to detect. The National Institutes of Health reported that an estimated 54 million Americans ages 12 and older have misused prescription drugs; however, whether the people abusing pills actually know that they are misusing … Continue reading

September 5, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Medications to Avoid During And After Rehab

Not all medications are safe and recommended for use after rehab. Generally speaking, it’s best to try avoiding using too many medications after rehab to prevent relapse or cravings, especially since completing rehab often leaves individuals in a vulnerable state due … Continue reading

August 15, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Subutex, Brand-Name Medication for Buprenorphine

Subutex is the brand-name medication for Buprenorphine, made to treat pain and also addiction to narcotic pain relievers. Buprenorphine is a controlled substance, known for addiction and dependency-related health problems, and death due to overdose, or when combined with alcohol. … Continue reading

July 31, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Rohypnol® (Flunitrazepam) Addiction Facts

Flunitrazepam is a commonly used benzodiazepine that has similar effects as sedatives such as Valium and Xanax. The prescription brand name, Rohypnol®, is also known by street names “date rape drug,” “the forget pill,” and “circles.” Abuse of Flunitrazepam comes in … Continue reading

July 21, 2017
by Staff Writer
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New Guidelines For Doctors To Curb Opioid Epidemic

The relentless opioid epidemic has led to the implementation of new guidelines for doctors prescribing opioids, in hopes of placing effective restriction on one of the most common sources for painkiller medications – the doctor’s office. Painkiller drugs can be very … Continue reading

June 9, 2017
by Staff Writer
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The Effects of Opioid Abuse on the Brain and Body

“Opioids include drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin that are mostly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.  They act by attaching to specific proteins called opioid receptors, which are found on nerve cells in the brain, spinal … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
by Staff Writer
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How Does Misusing Prescription Drugs Affect Mental Health?

Content below is courtesy of: Mental Health America and the National Institute of Drug Abuse Opioid pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives all have the potential to lead to addiction. Prescription drug misuse may cause people to experience symptoms of mental … Continue reading

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