How Long Does It Take To Recover From Addiction?

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Addiction? calendar

Edited on October 7th, 2020 If it only takes 21 days to break a habit, then you would think kicking your drug or alcohol habit would be easier. In truth, the whole “kick your habit in 21 days” mantra is actually very misleading and when you apply it to substance use disorders, it can do […]

Xanax vs. Ativan: What’s the Difference?

Xanax vs. Ativan: What’s the Difference? valium and ativan pills

Xanax and Ativan are both potentially addictive benzodiazepines that are used to treat anxiety and other clinical disorders. Ativan and Xanax withdrawal symptoms can both be severe, however, there are several main differences between these two drugs as well. This blog explains the primary difference between Xanax and Ativan, as well as the side effects […]

Meth Addiction: What To Expect In Recovery

Meth Addiction: What To Expect In Recovery meth recoverying people

Once you’re addicted to meth, getting sober may seem like an impossible feat. While meth is notorious for being one of the most difficult drugs to quit, it is absolutely possible to sustain a sober life in recovery with the right help and support. If you’re addicted and starting to consider what it might be […]

Top Reasons Overdose Rates Increase Over the Holidays

Top Reasons Overdose Rates Increase Over the Holidays overdose victim in the ER

For many people, the holiday season and its festivities come with feelings of excitement and joy. However, some people also deal with overwhelming feelings of sadness, stress, and loneliness, which can lead to increased instances of substance abuse and overdose.

Detox for the Holidays

Detox for the Holidays christmas decorations

During the holidays, the likelihood of alcohol and drug abuse in social situations is much higher and the number of drug and alcohol overdoses increases dramatically.1,2 Although there are many positive things about the season’s celebrations and activities, it can also be a very difficult time for some people. Excessive drinking is often portrayed as […]

What is the Most Addictive Drug?

What is the Most Addictive Drug? woman suffering from addiction

Edited on October 7th, 2020 The addictive potential of a drug can be difficult to determine because it may vary greatly based on several factors, such as how easily a person will become addicted, the severity of its withdrawal symptoms, how much the drug activates the brain’s reward system, or how much physical and psychological […]

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction?

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction? man trying to stop taking painkillers

Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]

Facts and Statistics About Current Opioid Abuse in America

Facts and Statistics About Current Opioid Abuse in America opioids pills, bottles and needles

The current U.S. opioid crisis began back in 1999, as prescription opioid drugs were being rampantly over-prescribed for chronic pain. By 2010, heroin had also made its mark in the ongoing crisis with a rapid increase in overdose deaths. Three years later, synthetic opioid deaths, especially those involving fentanyl, also began to increase significantly. Ultimately, […]

Cocaine vs. Crack: What’s the Difference?

Cocaine vs. Crack: What’s the Difference? crack and cocaine powder

Cocaine and crack are two different forms of a drug that is derived from the coca plant. They are both abused for similar reasons and are highly addictive substances. Although these two drugs share many similarities, there are also some differences.

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