Every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) person faces the decision to reveal or not reveal his or her sexual orientation and identity. Every LGBT person must fully understand him or herself, learn how to adapt to life and defeat prejudice and misunderstanding. Coming out of the closet takes guts. The brave men and women … Continue reading In the Closet about Addiction and Sexuality
There is a strong connection between the abuse of methadone and personality disorders. In general, there is a link between a great number of personality disorders and opioid addictions. The more you know about the true impact of being addicted to methadone, the better equipped you will be to break away from the opioid … Continue reading Can Methadone Cause Personality Disorders?
When someone in the household is abusing alcohol, it’s a problem that’s almost impossible to ignore. Every person in the family might be touched by that addiction, and yet everyone in the family might be wondering what in the world they should do in order to make the problem stop. While holding an intervention might … Continue reading Alcohol Intervention Signs
Methadone is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic (painkiller) that many people use to treat heroin or opiate addiction. It has a very long half-life, which means that it stays in an individual’s system for quite a long time, so other medications can affect its efficacy. Complications arise when medications have to compete for sites in similar … Continue reading Can Methadone Interact with My Anti-Depressant?
Regardless of whether use comes from following a doctor’s prescription or by a more recreational pursuit, opiates are medications that people frequently abuse. Developed originally for the relief of severe and chronic pain, the side effects of opiates can be rather unpredictable and dangerous. Opiate Side Effects that May Occur Let’s consider some of … Continue reading Unexpected Side Effects of Opiate Use
Percocet addiction is a multifaceted disease. Unlike other diseases such as communicable illnesses or cancers, the first stage of sickness is difficult to pin down. The onset of Percocet addiction is a gradual process that worsens the longer an individual goes without treatment. The type and intensity of addiction is unique to the individual and varies depending … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet
Methadone is a medication prescribed for severe pain. It is also given to individuals recovering from heroin and prescription drug addiction. People who abuse these substances often change their brain chemistry. Drugs such as heroin and prescription painkillers attach to opiate receptors in the brain and intestinal system. Over time, the receptors become less and … Continue reading Can Methadone Affect My Memory?
Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is used to help those addicted to heroin or other opiates function without these intoxicating drugs. Methadone provides a good chance for the addict to get clean from opiates, but detoxing from methadone will be a challenge. How Opiate Addiction Occurs and the Effects of Opiate Addiction Heroin … Continue reading Methadone Outpatient Treatment
What, if any, are the differences between male and female substance abusers? The answer requires a review of research to determine which treatment services have been shown to be most effective for women. Although each woman in recovery is unique, women have unique shared experiences and needs, which can directly influence the type of services … Continue reading Rehab for Women
We’ve all heard the expression, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” However, the sad truth of the matter is that today’s society places a premium on people who work hard. This typically translates into being focused and industrious when it comes to all things work-related. Usually, this isn’t a problem as … Continue reading Workaholic