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Opioid Crisis is Killing Texas Mothers

Opioid Crisis is Killing Texas Mothers pregnant woman standing by a window

According to a recent report from KUT, Austin’s local National Public Radio station, the maternal death rate in Texas is very high and drug overdose is the leading cause of pregnancy-associated death in the state.1 Other major causes of maternal deaths in Texas include cardiac events and hypertension/eclampsia.2

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet prescription drugs on a shelf

Edited on October 7th, 2020 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 […]

How to Ask For Help When You’re Addicted

How to Ask For Help When You’re Addicted man depressed on balcony

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. […]

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

6 Reasons to Detox in a Medical Facility Instead of At Home client detox at treatment center

Updated on March 24th, 2021 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?

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl Abuse?

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl Abuse? fentanyl pills

Updated on August 11th, 2020  According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) have become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the U.S.1 Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 10 times more powerful than heroin and 50 times more powerful than morphine. It is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol and Drug Overdose

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol and Drug Overdose pills on a table

Updated on December 17th, 2020 Despite the mortality associated with guns, car accidents, and falls, there is one thing that causes more deaths: drug overdose.1 In 2015, a total of 52,404 people died as a result of a drug overdose.2 Although the statistics are shocking, what’s worse is that this overwhelming loss of life was […]

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

Why Traveling for Detox Treatment May Be the Right Choice for You person traveling to get treatment

Updated on August 10th, 2020 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 […]

Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

In movies, books, and popular media, college students are typically portrayed as crazy party-goers who binge drink every weekend and participate in promiscuous sexual activities. Unfortunately, this portrayal may hit a little too close to home. While it’s a well-known fact that college students drink alcohol, oftentimes the negative consequences of college alcohol abuse are […]

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism?

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism? alcohol and drugs on the table

There are many misconceptions about alcoholism, binge drinking and safe drinking habits in general, but a lack of education is not an excuse for continuing unhealthy drinking behaviors. If you are concerned that you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol abuse, knowing the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism can help you […]

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

Drug and alcohol overdose is an increasing health problem in the United States. If you have recently completed a detox program in Austin, you may be at advanced risk for relapse and overdose. Before we get into some preventative tips, let’s first discuss the basics of overdose, symptoms to look for, and risk factors after […]

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