Addictionologist

What is an Addictionologist and How Can They Help?

As the opioid epidemic and other challenges related to substance use and abuse continue to rise, the need for trained addiction treatment professionals remains high. Depending on your treatment needs, finding an addiction treatment professional skilled in addressing your unique treatment needs can be complicated. Today, there are several specialized roles in addiction treatment medicine,…

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What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

Opioid drugs (whether synthetic, semi-synthetic, or natural) are used for various needs, including treating chronic pain conditions, post-surgical pain, and several other disorders. Members of the medical community have prescribed opioid pain relievers for years, in ever-increasing numbers, believing newer medications they were prescribing were less addictive than those that came before. Unfortunately, this proved…

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What Happens if You Mix Benadryl and Alcohol: The Dangerous Effects

Seasonal allergies and the common cold are frustrating parts of day-to-day life for millions of Americans each year. The changing seasons bring about sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and intermittent congestion that can make simply getting out of bed difficult.  Fortunately, there are a variety of over-the-counter medications that provide quick, functional symptom…

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Dual Diagnosis

Treating A Dual Diagnosis -Your Guide to Recovery

Many individuals who seek treatment for substance abuse or addiction also struggle with one or more mental health conditions. There is often a question among the medical and mental health community about whether one condition (addiction or mental health) leads to or causes the other. While there is little research evidence that indicates one condition…

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Psychological Dependence & Addiction-Two Sides of the Same Coin

The terms addiction, chemical dependence, and psychological dependence are often used interchangeably. In reality, addiction and psychological dependence are quite similar. Psychological dependence describes the psychological (or emotional) components of substance use disorder. These elements include cravings or behaviors that occur around the perceived need to use a substance. Psychological dependence is also sometimes referred…

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