How to Stop Taking OxyContin

How to Stop Taking OxyContin – Getting Through Withdrawal The opioid crisis is the biggest of its kind, with statistics linking 20,101 of the 52,404 total overdose deaths in 2015 to prescription opioids such as oxycodone. Oxycodone goes under popular brand names such as Percocet and OxyContin. Many people find themselves enslaved to the drug…

Fentanyl Epidemic Emerging Across the Country

The Fentanyl Epidemic – The Powerful Opioid Fueling the Opioid Crisis At first, the biggest concern in the opioid crisis was opioid prescription medication because of how easy it was to obtain it. Since then, doctors have followed stricter policies for prescribing the pain relief medication. However, this paved the way for heroin abuse as…

Stimulant Addiction Signs

Stimulant Addiction Signs – Identifying and Treating Stimulant Addiction While some people are more prone to an addiction, it is something that can happen to anyone. Stimulants include drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription medication. According to a 2014 survey, 1.5 million people in the States used cocaine within that year. In 2011, 103,000…

5 Reasons Why Rehabs Fail

Why Rehabs Fail – 5 Things That Some Rehabs Do Wrong When a person becomes hopelessly addicted to alcohol or drugs, it can reach point where there’s seemingly nothing that they can do to stop themselves from abusing substances. It can affect their decision making and behavior to the extent that they behave like a…

Record Drug Bust in Nebraska Recovers Enough Fentanyl to Kill Millions

Drug Bust in Nebraska Seized Nearly 120 Pounds of Fentanyl On April 26, 2018, the Nebraska State Patrol seized 118 pounds of fentanyl during a routine traffic stop near Kearney. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration estimated that the quantity found in the drug bust in Nebraska was enough to cause roughly 26 million overdoses. This…

How to Explain Addiction to Your Boss

If you’re wondering how to explain addiction to your boss, this guide will help. The vast majority — 76 percent — of people who have a substance use disorder are employed, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Still, just 10 percent of the 23 million addicted Americans seek treatment for a…

6 Daily Practices for Addiction Relapse Prevention

Here are six daily practices for addiction relapse prevention to help you navigate early recovery. Recovery is a process of change, and during the early stages of addiction recovery, you’re putting new skills to work in your life and making essential lifestyle changes that support ongoing recovery. After treatment, a drug addiction relapse prevention plan…

How Children Are Affected By Addiction

How Children Are Affected By Addiction Can Cause Emotional Trauma Have you wondered how children are affected by addiction? You may have a family member with children who is dealing with addiction. The sad fact is the child of an addicted parent has a four times greater chance of becoming an addict. Genetic weakness and…

The Xanax Rehab Treatment Process

What to Expect From the Xanax Rehab Treatment Process From 2002 to 2015, the number of benzodiazepines abusers raised 4.3 fold. Drugs like Xanax and other benzodiazepines were responsible for just fewer than 9,000 deaths in 2015. If you one of the people who find themselves addicted to the benzo Xanax, then help can be…

How to Cope with Addiction in Your Family

How to Cope with Addiction in Your Family – Tips to Help You Deal with an Addicted Family Member According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the annual cost of substance abuse as a whole is roughly $740 billion in the United States. While the physical cost of substance abuse on the country…

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