Oxycontin Addiction

How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

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

Treatment Services

Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?

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?

Methadone Rehab

How to Ease Methadone Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

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

Heroin Addiction

Heroin Fact and Fiction

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

Opiate Addiction

Types of Opiate Treatment

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