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Five Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs
Addictive prescription drugs can seem like an impossible thing to beat.  You started taking medicine because your doctor said that you needed it, and now you have gotten to a point where you do not feel better but you cannot stop taking this drug.  Addictive prescription drugs are usually narcotic medications.  They can have a powerful effect on the body’s neurological system.  Neurotransmitters, a chemical...
Seven Ways to Adress Liver Problems
If you have been a heavy drinker for a considerable amount of time, you are likely to have done some considerable damage to your liver.  It's important to check with your doctor regularly to avoid serious liver-related complications due to heavy drinking. If you find out that you do in fact have liver problems, then the best way to help yourself is to stop drinking...
How to Have Faith in Yourself Again After Outpatient Detox
When you enter outpatient detox and begin your recovery journey, it can be hard to trust yourself to make the right decisions for the future. After all, you’ve obviously made some bad decisions in the past – that’s how you got in this position to begin with. Fortunately, you’re in a completely different place now, and you can and will learn to have faith in...
What to Expect in Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome affects people who stop drinking suddenly after they’ve been drinking heavily for weeks, months or years. Withdrawal from alcohol can be life-threatening. It requires medical supervision and treatment. You should never try to detox from alcohol on your own at home. But many people keep away from treatment centers, because they do not know what to expect. So, what can you expect...
Making it Through Heroin Withdrawal
Being addicted to heroin feels like being on a roller coaster ride that never ends. You’re either high and intoxicated, or fighting off excruciating heroin withdrawal. Either way, normal functioning is a struggle. Holding down a job and maintaining a normal lifestyle while on heroin is so difficult that many addicts can’t manage it at all. If you’re like the majority of heroin addicts, you would...
Sevens Signs That You Might Be Close to Relapse
It’s a sad fact of drug addiction that no matter how well you do during your time in a detox center, rehab or outpatient program, you’re still vulnerable to relapse. Depending on the length and severity of your addiction and your drug of choice, your chances of a relapse could range from 40 to 90 percent. Most recovering addicts experience at least one relapse, and...
Understanding Opiate Addiction Symptoms Can Save Your Life
It’s not easy to overcome opiate addiction symptoms – in fact, many experts believe that opiate addiction is one of the most difficult forms of addiction to treat because the symptoms are so powerful. Opiate maintenance therapy can help ease withdrawal symptoms for the recovering opiate addict, but Suboxone or Subutex alone can’t resolve the underlying issues behind opiate addiction. In order to truly from opiate...
Why Heroin Detox at Home Is a Bad Idea
If you’re addicted to heroin, you may be tempted to try heroin detox at home on your own. You may have heard that opiate withdrawal isn’t medically dangerous. You may also believe that you should be able to summon the willpower to quit on your own without medically-assisted opiate detox. However, addiction isn’t a matter of willpower. Opiate addiction is particularly powerful and many opiate addicts...
The Stereotypical Junkie No Longer Exists
Fifty years ago, the typical junkie was a young, city-dwelling man who got his first taste of opiates from trying heroin. The typical junkie of decades past was often a member of a minority group. That stereotype of the junkie is outdated, however. Today’s typical heroin addict is a white man or woman in his or her late 20s who lives outside the city. These days,...
How to Find New Interests in Holistic Drug Rehab
Holistic drug rehab programs treat drug and alcohol addiction as conditions that arise from dysfunctions in every area of a person’s life. These programs focus on treating drug addicts and alcoholics as whole people, who require nurturance and healing physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually. A big part of your success in holistic drug rehab will hinge on your ability to discover things you enjoy that...