Women’s Addiction Treatment: 5 Myths Busted

Women’s Addiction Treatment: Is It Different? There have always been differences in the way men and women are affected by disease. Addiction is a disease, and in some instances women are more biologically susceptible to certain types. Fortunately, there are some professionals recognizing that women’s addiction treatment can’t be part of a cookie cutter program.…

Addiction to Benzodiazepines: A Growing Concern

The Rise in Addiction to Benzodiazepines Opiate abuse such as the misuse of fentanyl and heroin abuse may be making headlines with the amount of people that are dying from overdose each year, but benzodiazepines are often overlooked, even though the misuse of benzodiazepines trails closely behind. Someone with an addiction to benzodiazepines often takes…

Public Urged to Carry Opiate Overdose Antidote

National Advisory Urges Public to Carry Opiate Overdose Antidote The opioid epidemic has reached such a concerning state that the U.S. surgeon general has asked the public to keep naloxone – an opiate overdose antidote – on their person and be trained in its use. The opioid epidemic currently causes 115 opioid overdose deaths daily.…

Tips for Coping with Stress in Recovery

Coping with Stress in Recovery – New Lifestyle versus Completing Goals Addiction is known as a chronic, relapsing disease. This is because the relapse rates in addicts are similar to type II diabetes relapse rates. An article published on JAMA suggested that 40 to 60 percent of addicts going through their first year of recovery…

Three Dead, Over 100 with Severe Bleeding from Synthetic Marijuana Side Effects

Synthetic Marijuana Side Effects Cause Three Deaths and Over 100 with Severe Bleeding Out of all the synthetic drugs marketed as safe alternatives, synthetic marijuana is among the most deadly. In Illinois, there was a third reported death from the severe bleeding that synthetic marijuana causes. The synthetic marijuana side effects have now resulted in…

What to Expect During Hydrocodone Rehab

Finding the Best Hydrocodone Rehab for Your Recovery Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever, which is most commonly sold under the brand name Vicodin. The drug can be very effective in reducing pain, but it is highly addictive and associated with more drug abuse than any other prescribed or illegal opioid. Hydrocodone rehab is is…

Can You Get Addicted to Percocet?

Can You Get Addicted to Percocet? Find Out More About Percocet Abuse American’s problem with opioids stretches to every state, claiming thousands of lives each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming statistics: every day, another 115 people die on average from the abuse of drugs like Percocet. The dangers are…

8 Mindfulness Activities for Relapse Prevention

Discover 8 Mindfulness Activities for Relapse Prevention That Are Easy To Do Relapse prevention is often the hardest part of leaving rehab. A study revealed that the first year of recovery is indeed the most difficult as 40 to 60 percent of the study participants relapsed. Preventing relapse is a significant part of the skills…

Valium Dependence Explained

Valium Dependence Explained – What Does It Mean to Be Dependent on Valium? The benzodiazepine known as Valium has assisted many people with panic attacks, anxiety and seizures, but misuse of the medication can have dire consequences. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, of all the emergency room visits caused by…

4 New Apps for Relapse Prevention

These apps for relapse prevention can help you stay sober in early recovery and beyond. Recovery isn’t easy. It takes a lot of hard work and motivation to make and sustain healthy lifestyle changes, and it takes a great deal of focus and attention to effectively deal with cravings, stress, and other triggers. Relapse prevention…

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