Category Archives: Drug Abuse and Addiction

The ABC?s of Addiction Recovery: ?B? is for Benzos

Benzodiazepine addiction

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of drug that can treat a wide variety of physical and mental health issues. It?s one of the most common prescription medications in the United States, and right now there are more than 15 different kinds of benzo medications on the market, all approved by the Food and Drug […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths in Hospitals Continue to Rise

opioid overdose deaths

Opioids are powerful pain medications with highly addictive properties. In recent years, a significant portion of the 21.5 million addicted population has been abusing prescription opioids. TYpical drugs of misuse include painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone. This widespread misuse has led to a sharp increase in drug overuses, subsequent hospital admissions, and opioid-related deaths for […]

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Need-to-Know Facts About Heroin Detox

How long does it take to detox from heroin

Despite the known dangers of heroin, use and abuse of the drug continue to increase across the United States. According to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), heroin use increased by about 50% across all demographics between 2002 and 2013. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that […]

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What is Detox Like? The Myth and Reality

What is detox like?

When a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol seeks help, the first step in the recovery process is some sort of detox. Medical Detox, as defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is safe management of withdrawal from addictive substances, an action that starts addiction treatment for an addict. The addiction community sees […]

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Healing Through Recovery: The Process of Overcoming Addiction

addiction recovery

What Is Addiction Recovery? A Simple Guide to the Healing Process More than 23 million people in the United States struggle with an alcohol or substance use disorder. However, and despite the availability of treatment, there seems to be a significant gap between the number of people who need treatment and those who actually receive it. In […]

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