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How to Help Someone With an Opiate Addiction

Millions Americans misuse prescription painkillers each year. While these medications were prescribed by a trusted doctor to treat severe pain, addiction is all too common. For family and friends, watching a loved one descend into an opiate addiction can be scary, and you may wonder how to help someone with opiate addiction. If someone you…

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Regain Your Independence With Community Housing

A community housing program can make all the difference when you are in focused recovery and looking toward regaining independence after rehab. A community housing program’s goal of promoting and facilitating the healthy transition toward sober living outside of rehab is an excellent choice for you as you enter the outpatient care portion of your…

Early Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is defined as “Taking drugs other than how they were prescribed to you,” and it is estimated that more than 18 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2017. Prescription drug addiction can lead to a dangerous opioid addiction, which increases the risk of overdose and death. If you or someone you love…

3 Ways to Help Someone with a Painkiller Addiction

Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States to manage pain, and while not all of them are addictive, prescription drug addiction has become all too common in America. When pain becomes more severe, a doctor may prescribe an opiate painkiller. Unfortunately, these drugs, like OxyContin, have a high potential for abuse and addiction, painkiller…

What Medications Are Used in MAT?

During your medical detox and rehab, and for your medication-assisted treatment program to reverse the harmful effects of a substance use disorder, a mix of therapy, medication, and holistic approaches may be used to deliver a long-term and successful recovery. Medication-assisted treatment is common and proven to be effective for many people who have battled…

Know The Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is a chronic disease often culminating with many severe physical and mental health problems. Some of these issues include significant changes to the way your brain functions, financial distress, and significant struggles maintaining healthy relationships. To overcome a heroin addiction safely, a heroin addiction treatment in a medically supervised setting is your best…