Drug Abuse

How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet

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

Drug Abuse

Can Methadone Affect My Memory?

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?

Drug Treatment

Rehab for Women

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

Intervention

Workaholic

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