Why Is Heroin So Addictive and rehab is only course?
Heroin is an opiate drug, meaning it’s synthesized from morphine. Why is heroin so addictive?, many people ask. When heroin is injected, snorted or smoked, it enters the brain, converts to morphine and binds to the brain’s opioid receptors. These receptors play a role in our perception of pain and reward, among other things. A […]
Dealing with Benzodiazepine Dependence and Addiction
Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. They act like a tranquilizer and affect most parts of the body. While they are very effective, they can also cause dependency that leads to addiction. If a family member or loved one has been taking benzodiazepine and is showing […]
Club Drugs Cause Altered Perception, Serious Damage
Ecstasy, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), is one of the most popular drugs among teens and young adults; most Ecstasy addicts are under the age of 30. It began as a “club drug” taken at raves and underground dance parties, but now, Ecstasy is quickly moving into the mainstream, and more and more people are becoming addicted. […]
The People Who Can Help Prevent Prescription Drug Addiction
An estimated 2.4 million Americans use prescription drugs in a non-medical situation for the first time each year. When patients use their prescription medications differently than prescribed, they increase their chances for dependence. If a patient is taking higher doses, using different routines or combining drugs with alcohol and other drugs, they put themselves at […]
Brain Needs to Reset After Addiction
Farrah Abraham is in the news because of her relapse after leaving rehab. The media has been enthralled by Abraham’s relapse. But what many people don’t realize is that it typically takes anywhere from 30-90 days of abstinence from drugs before the brain can even reset back to normal. In other words, rehab is just the […]
Roxiocodone: A Powerful Addiction
As an opiate analgesic, Roxiocodone is prescribed to treat mild to severe pain, especially after surgery or injury. What starts out as a necessary and prescribed treatment can become a dangerous dependence or addiction that can lead to personal and professional problems. Roxiocodone is a brand name for Oxycodone. Roxiocodone is known on the street […]
The Internet Addiction – Students’ Internet Withdrawals Similar To Drug Addiction
According to a new study, American college students are seriously hooked to their cell phones, social media and the Internet. The Internet addiction problem is rapidly growing on campuses, where students show symptoms similar to drug and alcohol addiction. Researchers at The University of Maryland asked 200 students to give up all media for one […]
What Is A Drug And Alcohol Assessment?
1. What is an assessment? A drug and alcohol assessment is designed to develop complete and comprehensive picture of problems to ensure that the person is referred to the right type of treatment, at the right level of care. 2. Who administers the assessment? Perhaps the highest level of qualification is a person who is […]
Do You Have A Relapse Prevention Plan In Place?
Many addicts and their families want to know: What happens after treatment, once you have committed to making your recovery process work? Significant lifestyle changes are usually not easy to maintain. Sticking to a new program with an eye toward relapse prevention requires support, clarity and commitment, among other things. Change requires commitment, and sometimes, […]
Drug Dealer in the Home
Since prescription drugs that a doctor gives you, aren’t illegal and are readily available at your local drugstore, no one is watching over your shoulder to make sure you don’t abuse them. Doctors certainly don’t give out medications with the intent that you become addicted to them. The doctor, the pharmacy and the literature given […]