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What to Do With Unused and Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

Sometimes doctors will prescribe painkillers or other addictive medications to use as-needed. This means you are encouraged to take the medication as needed, but if your symptoms lessen or disappear, you should stop using the medicine and do not have to continue consuming it until it is all gone. If you follow these instructions from your doctor, you may end up with a collection of leftover or expired prescription drugs in your cabinet.

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How to Ask For Help When You're Addicted

How to Ask For Help When You’re Addicted

Millions of people are currently suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol but unfortunately, many of them will never receive the help they need. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.2 million Americans ages 12 and older needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem in 2014. However, only about 2.5 million people received the specialized treatment they needed in the previous 12 months.1

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6 Reasons to Detox in a Medical Facility Instead of At Home

6 Reasons to Detox in a Medical Facility Instead of At Home

So you’ve made the choice to get clean. Congratulations! Choosing to seek help is the first step to building a healthy, fulfilling life, free from addictive substances. Now, what’s next?

Most people need to detox before they can enroll in a drug and alcohol rehab program. Just as there are different types of rehab facilities, there are also several options for drug detox. You may choose to enroll in an inpatient or outpatient drug detox program, or you may choose to detox at home. When making a decision about how you want to detox, you should consider the following factors carefully:

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Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful Schedule II synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.1 Fentanyl is usually prescribed by doctors in the form of Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze to help patients cope with chronic pain, manage postoperative pain, or treat patients with severe pain. It may also be used to treat patients who have developed a tolerance for other opioids.

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Is Your Job Contributing to Your Substance Abuse Disorder?

Is Your Job Contributing to Your Substance Abuse Disorder?

Did you know your job could be putting you at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder or exacerbating a current addiction? Studies have found that the prevalence of substance abuse is higher among individuals who work in certain industries. While any job can be stressful at times, it seems that a select few tend to drive people to abuse drugs and alcohol to cope.

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Why Traveling for Detox Treatment May Be the Right Choice for You

Choosing a detox center can be an overwhelming process for both clients and their families. There are countless factors to consider, from the quality of treatment and amenities to payment options and more. Although the prioritization of these factors will be different for everyone, it may help if you take the following considerations into account before making your decision.

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