Steps to Getting Help with Heroin Withdrawal

In a succession of revelations through which the heroin addict eventually becomes disenchanted with the using lifestyle, he or she decides it is finally time to quit.   Self-disgust for the destruction that heroin addiction has wrought in their life and the lives of loved ones is one key motivator for getting clean, as well as … Continue reading Steps to Getting Help with Heroin Withdrawal

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The need to do speed – Meth Addiction

I had a short relationship with the street-drug "speed".  Ultimately, it was alcohol that took me down. In any case, if you watch the show Intervention, it's easy to figure out that meth use (speed) is quite popular in certain circles. It's cheap, easy to get and it temporarily makes you feel good. What is speed? … Continue reading The need to do speed – Meth Addiction

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Functional Alcoholism

Can You Function as an Alcoholic? I could not. My drinking was a full-time job, so naturally any kind of employment got in the way. That is not everyone's story. Some folks can drink heavily without consequence. Others can obtain high achievements while drunk. If you can drink whenever you feel like it, get up … Continue reading Functional Alcoholism

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Medication for Addiction – Naltrexone (Part 1)

Fast Facts about Naltrexone. Naltrexone helps you avoid relapse. It is legal and is administered under a doctor’s care. It is NOT just another drug to abuse. Naltrexone is produced under safe conditions and sold legally. There is no risk of getting tainted doses, which can happen with street drugs. You can stop taking Naltrexone at … Continue reading Medication for Addiction – Naltrexone (Part 1)

Are drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms dangerous?

Yesterday I spoke with a man who has been drinking heavily for a long time. As a result he is very sick. His liver is distended, he can't keep down food and he is urinating blood.  When he tries to reduce the amount of drinks, his body reacts violently.   He said he wants to stop … Continue reading Are drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms dangerous?

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Trendy Internet Drug – Kratom

If you read some pro-drug forums, you might get the impression that Kratom is a wonderful substance, that can be all things to all people. One of the first sites I found, when I entered the drug name into the Google search bar, offered a handy user guide.  The article from the site stated "Kratom is … Continue reading Trendy Internet Drug – Kratom

Detox From Drugs

Drug and Alcohol Detoxing 101

Detoxification is a process to manage withdrawal symptoms. This is done by clearing toxins from a person who is physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. The goal is to minimize physical harm. Important note: this is different than substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation. Detox is the medically supervised process to prevent life-threatening problems that would appear, if the addict was left untreated