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January 16, 2018
Several people flee a large ball of pills rolling downhill.

Painkiller and Opioid Detox

What is detox or detoxification? It’s the process your body goes through when you remove something from your system. Painkillers, opioids and other drugs take a […]
January 9, 2018
A young man notices damage to his teeth caused by habitual methamphetamine use.

Can Meth Really Rot Your Teeth?

Methamphetamine (also known as meth, crystal, Tina and speed among other names) gives the user an incredible sense of euphoria. Through a staggering release of dopamine—sometimes […]
January 2, 2018
A young man struggling with cocaine addiction speaks to a counselor about what to expect when detoxing from cocaine.

Detox for Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction can take hold from your first experience with the drug. Unlike other drugs that are physically addictive such as alcohol and heroin, cocaine is […]
December 27, 2017
A depressed woman sits in a chair as she deals with the withdrawal symptoms of cocaine addiction.

Cocaine Rehab Success Rate

Cocaine is a psychologically addictive drug. In fact, aside from methamphetamine, cocaine is considered to create the greatest psychological dependence of any drug. The high you […]
December 18, 2017
A woman lays on a table with prescription painkillers in hand and heroin nearby.

How Prescription Painkillers Can Lead to Addiction

People tend to consider prescription painkillers an inherently “safe” drug, because when used properly, they’re legal. But even when used as directed, painkillers can still negatively […]
December 8, 2017
A woman struggles with withdrawal symptoms while detoxing from heroin.

Detoxing from Heroin: The First Step of Treatment

Detoxing is the process of your body dealing with the lack of a substance like heroin. This can be a difficult hurdle to clear even when […]
December 1, 2017
Man sits by computer holding bottle of alcohol.

Who Are Problem Drinkers?

Let’s assume that you’re not physically addicted to alcohol and you don’t have any withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink. Let’s also assume that your drinking […]
November 28, 2017
Doctor writes prescription for painkiller and passes it to patient.

Over-Prescription of Painkillers in America

Over the past few decades, prescription drug abuse has become a serious problem in this country. But why? For starters, there has been a drastic increase […]
November 15, 2017
A woman sits and holds her head as she attempts to deal with symptoms associated with alcohol detox/withdrawal.

Detoxing from Alcohol and Other Drugs

If you are dependent on alcohol or other drugs, it doesn’t take long for your body to notice you’ve stopped consuming that substance. Once you’ve become […]
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