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As you progress in your recovery, you may find yourself in a stressful situation feeling anxious and worried. Sometimes the stress is caused by something psychological, such as constantly worrying about losing a job or a family problem. Other times the cause of the...read more
One of the most commonly used opioid narcotics worldwide, codeine has been used for centuries by people to manage their chronic pain. The effects of this analgesic are relatively short-acting, generally lasting only a few hours. Although codeine was available in many...read more
Have you ever taken a walk in the woods, hiked a mountain trail, or sat on a beach watching the waves roll onto the shore? If you have, you may have felt a sense of calm and peace enveloping you. Spending time in nature is a pleasurable activity that provides a sense...read more
Both opioid and alcohol dependence are brain diseases that are chronic and relapsing. They affect the brain’s structure, especially the rewards pathways. The effects can be devastating both physically and psychologically. According to Drugs.com, in 2006 a drug called...read more
Mixing alcohol and opiates, whether legal or illicit, is very dangerous. In fact, the combination could even be deadly. Opiates: A Brief Overview Originally derived from the poppy plant, opiates have been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of...read more
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, encourages people to examine their opinions, thoughts, and reactions. This type of therapy works towards achieving a balance between acceptance and change, empowering people with substance use disorders towards the...read more
When heroin and alcohol are taken together, the effect they produce is synergistic, meaning the effect of the combined drugs is more powerful than the effect of each one combined. Both of these drugs are depressants and have the same overall effects on the body. They...read more
Klonopin, also known by the names clonazepam and K-pin, is often prescribed to reduce anxiety from panic attacks and control or prevent seizures. Although it is very useful as an anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant medication, it is also a drug that individuals can form...read more
Holistic therapy is often used along with traditional evidence-based therapies to treat substance addiction. Yet many people are not really sure what holistic therapies are or how they are used in the treatment process. What Do the Words Holistic and Holism Mean? The...read more
When a person consumes too much of a drug and/or alcohol, the body becomes overwhelmed by the toxic substance. The person may not be mentally aware of their surroundings or what is happening to them. An overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment....read more