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What Drugs Are Classified as Opioids?

There are a lot of substances to which someone may be addicted. One of the most common examples includes opioids. Unfortunately, opioid addiction stemming from abuse or inadvertent misuse of prescription opioid drugs continues to be a major issue in society today. Opioids are supposed to be used to help people control short-term, acute, and…

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Meditation and Recovery: Does it Work?

Meditation and other alternative therapies have become a popular part of addiction recovery. We’ll look at its effectiveness during addiction treatment. You’ll learn about the benefits of meditating during treatment and beyond here at Midwest Recovery. What is Meditation? When you think of meditating, perhaps you think of someone sitting with their legs crossed and…

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How to Spot a Painkiller Addiction Early

If you are concerned that yourself or a loved one has a painkiller addiction, getting treatment early is important. Addiction can occur when someone begins using illicit opioids or starts with a prescription from a doctor. We’ll look at spotting addiction early in both instances. What Is Painkiller Addiction? Painkillers are typically prescription opioid medications. These…

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How Men and Women Recover Differently

The differences between how men and women experience addiction, undergo therapies, and recover, stems from the sociological and biological differences. These differences primarily revolve around estrogen and testosterone production, varying body size, body composition, and societal expectations. The gender differences influence susceptibility to substance addiction, recovery, and the risk of relapse. Midwest Recovery Center offers…