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What Happens in Detox

What Happens in Detox? Anyone who has made the courageous attempt to detox from drug or alcohol addiction alone is likely to have been humbled by the experience.  Not anticipating the intense discomfort that detox involves can lead to disappointment and feelings of despair unless guided and supported by addiction professionals.  Any hope of completing […]

Dilaudid Withdrawal Remedies

Dilaudid Withdrawal Remedies

Most Effective Dilaudid Withdrawal Remedies Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is a Schedule II prescription narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain.  The drug is commonly prescribed after surgery, for a serious injury, or for extreme pain experienced by a terminal cancer patient.  Dilaudid is very effective in reducing pain—eight times more powerful than morphine.   As […]

Opioid Triangle Georgia

Opioid Triangle Georgia

Inside the Opioid Triangle Georgia The opioid epidemic has swept across the country, leaving few areas unaffected by this insidious killer that steals about 90 young lives each day.  When looking at drug trends and death statistics, one particular region of interest is what has been termed The Triangle.  The opioid triangle Georgia encompasses a […]

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Increased Prescription Drug Use in Universities

Prescription Drug Abuse College Students Despite the fact that binge drinking and alcohol abuse have retained the top spot when it comes to substance abuse issues on college campuses, the abuse of prescription drugs – most notably opioids, stimulants and sedatives, is a growing problem that most universities are simply not dealing with. According to […]

Cough syrup Addiction Treatment

Cough Syrup High – Facts about Sizzurp

Cough Syrup Addiction Treatment Throughout the country, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the last decade. However, most people associate this epidemic with substances such as Xanax or OxyContin. Few people may realize that the codeine in a cough syrup has become another popular yet dangerous way to abuse opiates. Purple drank or […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention

A Review of Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention Drug addict is an ugly term that is generally associated with “junkies” on the street looking for a fix. The truth is that drug addiction also comes in the form of prescription drug abuse. According to a January 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control, prescription drug abuse is […]

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Painkiller Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Understanding Painkiller Addiction Treatment and Recovery Prescription drugs addiction transcends the boundaries of class, race, age and family background. It’s an addiction of opportunity that often starts with a perfectly legal, safe treatment for a painful injury or after an invasive surgery. That means it’s a snake in the grass for friends and family members who, […]

Prescription Drug Addiction facts

Prescription Drug Addiction Facts

Prescription Drug Addiction Facts Prescription drug use, and abuse, is an increasingly growing problem in America. Often people don’t see their abuse as a problem because the drugs were prescribed by a doctor to address legitimate health concerns. However, as tolerance builds for the prescription drug and dependency develops, the drug take over the user’s life and becomes […]

Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription Drug Detox Options The epidemic of prescription drug addiction is a tragedy, and thousands of people lose their lives and family members each year.  Prescription drugs fall in the class of substances that are approved by the F.D.A. and are prescribed by doctors.  However, prescription drugs are now also commonly sold on the street […]