Common Symptoms of Detox: Psychological and Physical

Common Symptoms of Detox: Psychological and Physical

When you decide to seek help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, the first step for most addiction treatment programs is detox or detoxification. The detox process can be challenging and complex and there are many common symptoms of detox; however, it is a vital step toward putting drug or alcohol addiction in the past.…

The Difference Between Opioids and Morphine

The Difference Between Opioids and Morphine

Discussions about drug addiction frequently turn to opioids and the ongoing opioid epidemic that remains problematic across the nation. Opioid drugs are linked (annually) to thousands of drug overdose deaths in all American states. In addition to the term opioid, another term should be familiar, yet it is not. When discussing drug-related death, opiate drugs…

Treating Moderate to Severe Pain-Physically and Mentally

Pain medications or “painkillers” are drugs provided by medical providers to help patients manage pain and discomfort. There are several reasons you may take pain medication, including chronic and acute pain management needs. Living with pain is emotionally draining, and the psychological impacts of pain conditions cannot be understated. However, using pain medications like tramadol…

5 Symptoms of Addiction

Alcohol and drug abuse are prevalent across all demographics. It is not uncommon for addictions to develop out of casual use or experimentation with drugs or alcohol. It does not take long for the line between casual drinking or using to become blurry. For some drugs, one use or first-time experimentation can lead to dependency…

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The Psychology Behind Dependence

When people talk about struggles with drugs and alcohol, the terms dependence and addiction are often used in the same breath. While the concepts are difficult to separate from one another, there is a subtle yet critical difference between dependence and addiction. However, both can and often lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges directly…

Purple Drank

Purple Drank: What is in Lean?

Codeine has been widely misused for decades. When used as directed, codeine is a highly effective pain-relieving medication. When misused or abused, it can create a “high” sought by many who struggle with an addiction to prescription opioids. Codeine is the main ingredient in lean, making it a new and popular pop culture drink. For…

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…

The Effect, Side Effects, and Dangers of Suboxone

The Effect, Side Effects, and Dangers of Suboxone

In recent years, suboxone has become a popular go-to treatment for those struggling with opioid addiction. An addiction to opioids can develop for various reasons. For some, it arises out of treatment for chronic or acute pain. Prescription opioids are frequently used to treat chronic pain (from injury or an underlying medical condition) or as…