types of non opioid painkillers

Which Types of Non Opioid Painkillers Really Work?

Pain is a problem for millions of Americans. It comes in the form of chronic back pain, severe headaches, sports injuries, arthritis, and surgeries. In response, doctors prescribe millions of opioid painkillers every year despite the side effects and risk for addiction. For a healthy recovery, there are many types of non opioid painkillers that…

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common drug detox medications

Common Drug Detox Medications

You’re ready to face your chemical dependence head on. The first step is detox. You’ve heard of a medication-assisted process. What are some common drug detox medications, and how do they work?Medical Detox Offers a Safe, Pain-Free ExperienceOne of the biggest fears people have when checking into detox is the pain. They know the uncomfortable…

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ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most common behavioral disorder for children today. But many children never gain a correct diagnosis. This means they continue through adulthood fighting their symptoms without the help they need. It also means ADHD Awareness Month can play a significant role in helping people recover from both ADHD symptoms…

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maintaining sobriety

Ideas for Maintaining Sobriety

Admittedly, it feels good to walk out of rehab with the “monkey off your back.” Still, you have to realize your recovery is in its infancy. The battle for sobriety lasts for as long as you live. Why? There is no cure for addiction. However, you can arrest it and lay it to sleep forever.…

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are hallucinogens addictive

Are Hallucinogens Addictive?

Drug users have been using hallucinogens for decades. In the 1960s and 70s, LSD, PCP, and Peyote were particularly popular. Other hallucinogens include substances like DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine), Psilocybin (mushrooms) and Ketamine (Special K). Users typically take these types of substances as a way to escape or detach from reality. As one might expect, the…

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relapse triggers

Recognizing Recovery Relapse Triggers

Addiction is a chronic disease. Therefore, it doesn’t have a cure. Although it responds well to treatment, there’s the possibility of a relapse. Do you know how to recognize and diffuse your relapse triggers?Understanding What a Relapse Is and Isn’tA relapse in addiction treatment refers to your return to using. You got clean, but at…

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BAC effects

Levels of BAC Effects

When police stop suspected drunk drivers, they usually want to administer a breathalyzer to determine the driver’s blood alcohol level (BAC). It’s a reasonable request and often a requirement of local laws. The strange thing is very few people actually understand the results, which police offer as their BAC. For a better understanding of the…

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amphetamine vs methamphetamine

Addiction and Amphetamine vs Methamphetamine

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. Symptoms include an inability to control reactions to cravings. In the amphetamine vs methamphetamine debate, the possibility of addiction is a significant factor. Here’s what you need to know.Amphetamine vs Methamphetamine–Differences and SimilaritiesSome prescription medications contain amphetamines. These chemicals boost your metabolism and can assist with weight…

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inhalant drug effects

Recognize Inhalant Drug Effects

For decades now, America has been living with a dirty little secret. The youth of America continues to abuse inhalants. We are talking about inhaling products such as volatile solvents like glue, fuels, nitrous-oxide, alkyl nitrates, and aerosols. The only explanation for someone sniffing these types of substances is wanting to get “high” at bargain…

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