The Dangers of Oxycodone

Opioids in America The Opioid Crisis has had harsh effects on the country in recent years. According to White House data, in 2016 more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids, that same year nearly 175 Americans died from a drug overdose every day, with many of those attributed to … Continue reading The Dangers of Oxycodone

Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Steps to prepare for rehab If you’ve decided to check into a drug or alcohol recovery program, congratulations - you’ve made a conscious, albeit difficult, decision to get the help you need to turn your life around. It takes courage and faith that things can get better. It also takes some time to prepare for … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Solutions Include Outpatient Options Even when someone realizes they need to get help for a drug or alcohol problem, the obstacles to actually getting into treatment can seem formidable. One of the widely held misconceptions about addiction rehab is that it involves leaving work and family for an extended period, substantially impacting both … Continue reading Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace

What you need to know about addiction and your place of employment Seeking help for your drug addiction can be hard for anyone. However, if you are a professional, seeking help for drug addiction can be frightening and confusing. You need help for your addiction, but you don’t want to lose your job in the … Continue reading Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Moving Forward: What Needs to Happen When the Addiction Treatment is Completed

  Addiction Treatment is Over - Now What? It takes a lot of guts to admit there is a substance abuse problem and begin the difficult path to getting sober and free again. Addiction treatment is a major step, but it’s not the whole process. In fact, the process will continue for the rest of … Continue reading Moving Forward: What Needs to Happen When the Addiction Treatment is Completed

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Doctors Told to Drastically Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Pain

The Powerful Highly-Addictive Drug The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising doctors to cut back on the dose and length of opioid prescriptions for pain when possible. The agency released 12 recommendations for doctors and other health care prescribers in March. Prescription opioids are powerful, highly-addictive drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. … Continue reading Doctors Told to Drastically Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Pain

Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

The way that drug and alcohol treatment works has changed dramatically over the past five to ten years. In the past people who went away to inpatient treatment would sometimes stay for 6 months to a year, with short-term stays coming in around 3 months. But with the changes in health insurance, mostly due to … Continue reading Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

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What You Really Need to Pack for Rehab

Going away to rehab can be a very stressful experience. There is the prospect of leaving your home for an undetermined period of time, the unknown of what is to come and you are away from all of the creature comforts you have grown accustomed to. There is also the list of common reasons that … Continue reading What You Really Need to Pack for Rehab

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Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?

Dual Diagnosis by Rose Lockinger There are a number of reasons that an individual may start to use drugs or alcohol. These reasons are not mutually exclusive and a person could start using substances for one reason but continue for another. They may start due to curiosity after seeing friends or family members use substances. … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?

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5 Quick Recovery Tips

Quick ways for successful sobriety. These include social media links, prescription pill advice and what to do after rehab.