Relapse has a lot of misconceptions and stigma. The truth is relapse isn’t the end and it isn’t a mark of failure. More importantly, it isn’t set in stone and it’s entirely preventable if you know what to look for. Relapse happens in three stages with clear characteristics and methods of prevention. Let’s discuss them.
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 […]
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 […]
Drug withdrawal symptoms can range from very mild to very severe depending on the circumstances, but can drug withdrawal be deadly? Here’s what you need to know before you attempt to detox on your own.
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 […]