Percocet addiction is a multifaceted disease. Like other opiate drugs, Percocet is highly addictive and Percocet dependence can take over after just a few weeks of treatment. All opiate addictions will only worsen the longer an individual goes without treatment. Every Percocet addiction is unique. The path and intensity of opioid addiction is unique to … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet?
By Patti Richards Sometimes adults and families need a different kind of help when it comes to dealing with emotional health. Whether the issue is behavioral or relational, adventure therapy can be the answer when traditional methods don’t seem to be effective or aren’t an option. “Adventure therapy helps kids learn to be in the … Continue reading How Adventure Therapy Helps in Recovery
The desire to help your loved ones meet their recovery goals can be a source of strength and motivation for someone who is struggling with addiction. But for some people, the need to help becomes so strong it’s impossible to recognize when the line between helping and enabling is crossed. By definition, enabling is essentially … Continue reading How to Stop Enabling an Addicted Loved One
Oxycodone is a narcotic painkiller. Doctors prescribe this drug to treat moderate to severe pain. Because it works similarly to morphine, it’s often used after major injuries or surgery. But did you know oxycodone does more (and sometimes less) than help you manage pain? Science explains that oxycodone, “can actually make you more sensitive to … Continue reading How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite
By Becca Owens When you hear that someone has been diagnosed with a disease, you may begin to circle through thoughts of cancer, diabetes or maybe autoimmune or degenerative disorders. It is less likely that you consider the disease of addiction, although it is extremely prevalent and affects lives just as deeply as any other … Continue reading Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?
Facing a loved one’s addiction is always difficult, but when that person is part of an addicted couple, new problems emerge. It’s a lesson that Jason and Donna learned the hard way. For 10 years they shared everything. They had a home, cars, jobs and children. They also shared a meth addiction. Though it wasn’t immediately … Continue reading Treatment Works: One Couple Beats Crystal Meth Addiction
Methadone is a synthetic opiate used to help those addicted to heroin and other narcotics get clean. This type of replacement therapy has helped people by satisfying their physical need for opiates without providing the intoxicating effects of other narcotic drugs. As the recovering addict’s mental and emotional health is restored, the methadone doses are … Continue reading How to Ease Methadone Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms
The fictions that surround heroin addiction and heroin addiction treatment are often made up and perpetuated by heroin addicts who want reasons to avoid treatment and continue using. It’s unfortunate that these heroin addiction myths exist, but when you take the time to discover the facts, you can get the help you need to break … Continue reading Heroin Fact and Fiction
Naturally occurring in nascent pods of the poppy plant, opium is a potent sedative that has given way to intoxication over the course of thousands of years. Acting on the body’s Central Nervous System (CNS), opium acts as a depressant with euphoric properties, causing users to experience a combination of painlessness, psychological numbing and euphoria … Continue reading Types of Opiate Treatment
The US government invests money in research on drug trends across the country. Keeping a record of how many individuals are addicted to drugs, and what percentage of drug rehabilitation intake assessments are attributable to a particular drug, helps the government make decisions regarding action and legislation in the fight against drug use. In terms … Continue reading Opiate Addiction Statistics