Withdrawal is an uncomfortable process, and it can sometimes take days for your body to do a thorough drug detox and for cravings to cease. If it were quick and painless to quit drugs, very few people would have addictions. Instead, drug detox, withdrawal and cravings hold people back.
While all types of drug addiction are difficult to overcome, oxycodone addiction can be a nightmare for those who become this painkiller’s unwitting victims. It may seem ironic to speak of painkillers creating victims, but that’s exactly what happens to people who abuse oxycodone by using it differently than prescribed.
Social media has a way of sucking people into a constant loop of hitting refresh to check for new stories, comments or notifications. It’s easy to mindlessly browse social media during a lunch break at work, and social media sites might even be the first sites many of us automatically type into a web browser…Details
There is no one-size-fits-all way to prevent teenage prescription drug abuse, but there are things you can do to help your teen make smart choices. Start a conversation with your teen about prescription drug abuse and get to know your child’s perspective on the issue.
The differences between the needs of teenagers and adults are obvious, but what are the differences between a residential treatment center for teens and one for adults? Because teenagers’ brains are still in development, special attention must be given during treatment. Many times teenaged addicts and alcoholics are exceptionally rebellious and defiant so they require…Details
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was originally developed to treat certain personality disorders. Now the use of DBT has been expanded to treat other self-destructive behaviors including substance use disorders. Dialectic refers to the coming together of two opposites. In the case of DBT, the two opposites are acceptance and…Details
The idea of codependency got its name only about 40 years ago and at that time was largely used to describe the connection between two parties in a relationship that was centered around alcohol abuse. One person, who was addicted to alcohol, became dependent on someone else to take care of them physically and emotionally.…Details
Pancreatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the pancreas, a gland that supports your health by producing digestive juices and two important hormones. Unless properly treated, this inflammation can seriously damage the gland’s normal function and trigger major health complications.
For residents of Texas who use street drugs and need drug rehabilitation, Houston and other large cities offer many treatment options. Street drugs come in a variety of forms and are being used by people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to get high or to take the edge off physical or emotional pain. If…Details
Binge drinking is a risky form of short-term alcohol consumption that leaves you intoxicated in no more than a couple of hours. When you repeatedly binge on alcohol, you seriously increase your chances of developing diagnosable problems with abuse and/or addiction. You also apparently increase your chances of developing the blood sugar disorder type 2…Details