Tag: opioids

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, […]

Valium vs. Klonopin: What’s the Difference?

Valium vs. Klonopin: What’s the Difference? valium and klonopin pills

Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America today. Valium and Klonopin are two common types of benzodiazepines that are used for similar purposes medically. Both of these drugs are also frequently abused and can be highly addictive. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between Valium and Klonopin.

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms alcohol and pills

Many addictive drugs cause harmful long-term effects when they are abused over and over again. However, quitting is often a double-edged sword due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms they can also cause.

How to Detox from Opioids at Home

How to Detox from Opioids at Home man detox from opioids at home

Updated on April 7th, 2021 Opioid addiction is a widespread problem in America and if you find yourself hooked on your prescription painkillers or heroin, you’re not alone. While there are many benefits to getting sober, opioid withdrawal can be a painful and difficult process, especially without professional support. An inpatient medical detox program for […]

Opioids vs. Opiates: What’s the Difference?

Opioids vs. Opiates: What’s the Difference? opioids and opiates

The terms opioid and opiate are typically used interchangeably today, but there is a significant difference between the two. Although the two terms refer to different types of substances, all opioids and opiates are addictive and have a high risk of abuse. In this blog, we’ll explore the definitions of both terms and look at […]

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol man suffering from brain damage

Table of contents5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage From Drugs and AlcoholBrain Disorders Caused by Drug and Alcohol AbuseTypes of Drugs that Can Cause Brain DamageIs It Possible to Reverse Brain Damage from Drugs?Healing the Physical and Psychological Damage of Drug Abuse Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we […]

Methadone Clinic vs. Opioid Detox Program: Which is Really Better?

Methadone Clinic vs. Opioid Detox Program: Which is Really Better? methadone bottle

The American opioid crisis has had many negative effects on public health in the United States, including the overall decline in the average American’s lifespan for the third year in a row.1 In addition, drug overdose deaths have soared, reaching an all-time high of 70,237 in 2017.2 As a result of the ongoing opioid crisis, […]

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