DRUG OVERDOSE: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

What to look for in the case of an overdose You’ve heard the stories. You have seen the pictures. You’ve shaken your head at yet another human being overdosing on drugs. From a spectator view, it is easy to sit on Overdose Aware app ivory towers and cast stones at those that fall to the cruelties of drugs. However, from a more empathetic view, drug addiction and eventual drug overdose is a constant battle, testing the… "DRUG OVERDOSE: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR"

HEROIN AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY OVERDOSE

The Hollywood Shuffle of Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Hollywood, where you are only as good as your last work. Hollywood is no stranger to the ravages of various drugs. The curse of needles, sniffles, and marijuana smoke, makes a visit almost too frequently for it not to be considered an integral part of the makeup of Tinsel Town. Scripts follow the same prose. A star gets famous. A star can't keep up with the fame… "HEROIN AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY OVERDOSE"

MICA: Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted

Improved Treatment Plan: for the MICA Mentally Ill Chemically Dependent Patient The absolute most popular model of substance abuse cure in the United States is the twelve step approach. This approach expanded out of AA and NA Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and requires motivating patients to adopt the illness model of dependency, or label themselves as alcoholics or possibly recovering addicts from going to twelve step meetings, to acquire and utilize a sponsor, and… "MICA: Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted"

BEST WAY TO DETOX OFF HEROIN

Introduction: Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.” The effects heroin can have on the body can not be overemphasized, so in this article we are going to highlight some before discussing the best way to detox… "BEST WAY TO DETOX OFF HEROIN"

BUPRENORPHINE DETOX – SUBOXONE DETOX

Withdrawal and Suboxone Generally, by way of practice, persons undergo rehabilitation (i.e. medical detox treatment) and intensive therapy treatments. Heroin and other opiates are unique because there are prescription medications available to help with both withdrawal and abstinence maintenance. When it is heroin, anyone can be treated in recovery with buprenorphine (Suboxone), methadone or naltrexone. Any medication can have different release times, but everything will be either an in-clinic visit or require a prescription for… "BUPRENORPHINE DETOX – SUBOXONE DETOX"

Detox Centers: New Jersey Substance Abuse

What Kind of Drug and Alcohol Detoxes Exist in N.J. Substance abuse in the form of drugs or alcohol can spoil a person's life. However, because of the large wide range of alcohol detox centers and also drug detoxification centers in New Jersey to aid addicted people. If you prefer alcohol or drug detox for yourself or even any of your relatives there are also a great number of them in New Jersey. Considering that New… "Detox Centers: New Jersey Substance Abuse"

Heroin Addiction and Treatment

Heroin Addiction: How is it Treated? Heroin is a highly addictive drug produced by morphine that is obtained from the opium poppy. Opiates and Heroin is one of the most severe substances abused in the whole world. In addition to health conditions caused by the drug itself, there are numerous of other risks connected with heroin addiction which is not much of an issue with other drugs. Heroin is used in a variety of ways,…

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Recovery from Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Long Difficult Road

How difficult is Recovery from Addiction & Alcoholism Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a long and difficult road for anyone suffering from addiction. The first step is probably the most important, realizing and admitting that one has a problem and need help. The second step would be the detoxification process and/or entering some sort of rehabilitation center. There are several different options for treatment. However, detoxing from the actual drug is of extreme…

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ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?

Why do I need Detox for Heroin or Alcohol? It starts out on Fridays to take off the edge. On Saturday it’s to relax. On Sunday it’s to watch the sun set. Any other day, it has no reason. Before you know it, you need entire bottles to get the same affect. The reality of excessive alcohol intake had set in on 16.3 million people from the age of 18. Heroin, on the other hand,… "ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?"

THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

The Story of Mercy a Recovering Alcoholic, Addict and Addiction Specialist Mercy is a 22-year old ray of hope where she comes from. She gets by rather comfortably, by running print ad campaigns. It’s campaign season. Mercy is wiped out from her part-time job. She has regular meetings with a group of recovering alcoholics and drug users. She’s been working with one of the most affected members of the group for nine months now. It has…

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Are you in denial about your addiction?

Are you in alcoholic or addict denial? Addiction can be a cunning and baffling feature to someone’s overall wellbeing. Many who suffer from addiction, alcoholism or substance abuse issues may not even accept they have a problem. In many cases they may be suffering detrimental consequences for their behavior or denial of their disease. Alcoholism affects millions of people every year.  According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths throughout the… "Are you in denial about your addiction?"

Can you die from detoxing from drugs?

Can you die from detoxing from drugs and alcohol? Can you die from detoxing from drug and alcohol? This is a question that rings in the minds of many people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The answers to this question may vary by drug type and the amount used. If you’re alcoholic it is possible to have seizures while detoxing from alcohol. Alcoholic seizures can be horrendous to go through and you should…

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Do you know about having fun in recovery?

What are some fun things to do in South Florida when you’re in recovery? The South Florida recovery scene rocks if you’re really rocking it. I mean let’s get real here; most treatment centers in South Florida don’t really have much to offer in the way of fun in recovery. Most halfway houses in South Florida don’t really offer fun activities to do either. So before you lose all hope in the treatment industry in…

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Dealing with Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiates

Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiates. How To Cope The country is in a frenzy right now dealing with a heroin and opiate painkiller epidemic.  Many addicts turn to seeking help only to find there is none available quick enough. So we will discuss a few different topics on dealing with withdrawal symptoms from opiates. Opiate addiction withdrawal isn’t easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The side effects of opiate withdrawal can prove troublesome to most, but… "Dealing with Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiates"

Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…

Is the Prescription Pain Pill Epidemic The Real Reason for the Heroin Pandemic? Many say the heroin pandemic is a result of the prescription pain killer epidemic, but I feel this isn’t the whole truth. In a world where you see pharmaceutical commercials every five minutes on TV, this couldn’t be further from the truth.This may educate you as to what the real reason is and the solution to the problem. This may make some… "Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…"

Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?

Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors.   Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…

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What You Need to Know About Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Do you know about relapse prevention? Most people don’t realize that a relapse starts weeks, even months before you start drinking alcohol again. There are a few signs that you are given to. However, since you’re not actively searching for them, most people don’t even notice them. This ends with a relapse, which is why I am writing about relapse prevention. According to Gorski relapse prevention methods and studies, there are 3 different stages of…

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What should you look for in a sober living facility?

Here is what you should be looking for in a sober living facility? A sober living facility or in some cases a halfway house can be a crucial part of a recovering individual’s recovery from substance abuse. Much can be written pro and con about sober living communities. We can’t stress the fact enough that it’s imperative to do your research on a facility before you decide on residing there. In this post we are… "What should you look for in a sober living facility?"

The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story

The Journey of Recovery is a Rocky Mountain it takes Faith to Navigate its Terrain  The question you need to ask yourself: Are you or your loved one worth saving? I believe you are. It all starts with the first step forward… Ask for Help! I grew up with a good family in a good home and loved by many. My perception was quite the opposite which caused a lot of the mess that came from addiction…

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Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t an easy task, but once you have recovered it shouldn’t just stop there… So… you’ve solved the drink and the drug problem. I am truly grateful that you have. The truth is though; the journey to recovery doesn’t just stop there. The reality is that over the years of drinking and drugging we have done a lot of damage to our bodies and we need to work on it as soon… "Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction"

Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD

PTSD and SUD Substance Use Disorder PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a common occurrence in many soldiers who have made it back from war. Many struggle with lost friends and imagery instilled in their mind from their active duty experience. Substance abuse in veterans with PTSD is not too much different than those who struggle with substance abuse or addiction from a young age. The only difference is… "Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD"