Admitting that you have an addiction isn’t easy and the process of overcoming addiction is very challenging. However, it can be made easier with professional support. Addiction treatment professionals are trained and certified to treat people with substance use disorders. Their professional training, expertise, and on-the-job experience ensure that you or your loved ones get […]
If you’re in recovery, you might be working through the 12-Step Program. The process of working each step in this program is a life-changing one that helps many people achieve and sustain lasting sobriety. In this blog, we’re going to provide you with an overview of each of the 12 Steps and dive in deep […]
Adderall has many undesirable short-term effects, but its long-term effects can also be extremely disruptive and harmful to your overall health. This is especially true if you’re abusing it. The main long-term effects of Adderall include:1 Heart damage Increased risk of heart attack Increased risk of stroke Weight loss/malnutrition Mood disorders Seizures Respiratory problems Ulcers […]
Xanax is one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the U.S. However, just because it’s prescribed by doctors doesn’t mean it’s safe for recreational use. Like other prescription drugs, misusing Xanax can cause dependence and addiction, and once you’re addicted, it can be difficult to stop. Xanax withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable and […]
Many Americans take sleep aid medications like Ambien to combat insomnia. However, combing Ambien with other addictive substances like alcohol can lead to serious consequences. Ambien and alcohol are both depressants, which will amplify side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, and more. Combining any amount of Ambien and alcohol is not […]
The 12-Step Program has been (and continues to be) a life-changing resource for many people in recovery. By working through each step individually, as well as with sober peers and sponsors, people can find freedom from addiction and make positive, long-lasting changes.
Inhaling nitrous oxide gas from balloons or whipped cream chargers may seem like harmless fun, but it can also become a dangerous habit. Although nitrous oxide isn’t exactly heroin, misusing it comes with serious risks and can open doors to more serious substance abuse problems down the road.
Gabapentin is a prescription painkiller that is less addictive than opioids. However, it still carries its own set of risks. Gabapentin abuse, overdose, and addiction are all possible risks among users. What Is Gabapentin (Neurontin)? Gabapentin is a prescription painkiller and an anticonvulsant that is sold under the brand name Neurontin and Gralise. Most often, […]
When a person becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, it wreaks havoc on their physical health, causing harmful side effects and, in some cases, contributing to debilitating or life-threatening diseases. However, addiction also contributes to mental health problems and emotional instability, which then also affects those around them. If you’re wondering why you hardly recognize […]
If you’re wondering about the difference between OxyContin and oxycodone, they are essentially the same thing. Oxycodone is an opioid drug that is the main ingredient in many prescription medications, including OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan. As such, OxyContin is the brand name of an opioid medication that contains the time-release version of oxycodone. Many medical […]