Addiction

effects of opiate abuse

What Are the Effects of Opiate Abuse?

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Learn about the harsh effects of opiate abuse. When someone abuses opiates, such as heroin or prescription pills, the results can be devastating. Opiate dependence or addiction can turn your life upside down. Learn about the effects of opiate…
what are signs of an overdose

What are Signs of an Overdose?

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Drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high in 2020. Learn the signs of overdose and what to do if someone overdoses. An overdose happens when someone ingests more drugs or alcohol than their body can safely process. The toxic levels build…
diazepam addiction

Recovering from Diazepam Addiction

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Diazepam addiction can creep up on you without warning. Learn about the dangers of this drug and how to break free. Diazepam (brand name Valium) was once called a “wonder drug.” It had a reputation of being a safe, effective drug for treating…
Suboxone Withdrawal

What Helps Suboxone Withdrawal

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Learn about what helps Suboxone withdrawal, and what to expect in treatment. When someone enters rehab to receive help for an opioid addiction they may be prescribed a drug called Suboxone. It is an MAT drug that can help reduce cravings and…
How to help a family member with addiction

How to Help a Family Member with Addiction

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Getting a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) the help they need. There is nothing so sad as seeing someone you care for battle a substance problem. Families know firsthand that the fallout of the SUD affects all members. Addiction…
Alcohol Tremors

Alcohol Tremors and Other Withdrawal Symptoms

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Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Shakes Shaking hands are just one symptom of alcohol withdrawal. It is a wake up call, that day when you first notice the hand tremors. Up until that day, it might have been easy to deny that you had a drinking…
Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

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Opioid and Opiate Withdrawal What Is Opioid Withdrawal? Learn how to prepare for opioid detox and withdrawal. Breaking free from opioid dependence is not an easy feat. First you must commit to stopping the drug, but after that…
How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System? Learn about How the Body Flushes Heroin From the System Urine tests are just one type of testing that can be used to detect a drug, such as heroin, in the system. Testing is used to detect substance…
What Does Fentanyl Look Like

What Does Fentanyl Look Like?

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Fentanyl is Being Smuggled Into the U.S. at an Alarming Rate If you wonder which drug is the most potent and deadly on the street today, look no further than fentanyl. In fact, handling fentanyl is so risky that police and first responders…
night sweats alcohol withdrawal

Night Sweats and Other Signs of Alcoholism

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Get to Know the Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder Alcohol can have toxic effects on the body. These don’t appear early on, but rather emerge when the levels of alcohol-related toxins build up in the bloodstream. When someone has an alcohol use…