Resentment In Recovery: Dealing With People, Friends, & Family You Resent

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Resentment In Recovery Resentment in recovery is a huge hurdle for most recovering addicts to leap. Some people struggle dealing with individuals they meet in recovery, but almost everyone struggles with friends and family when it comes to resentment. That’s because people we care about typically have a very strong ability to get under our […]

Xanax Side Effects & Risks FAQ

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Xanax Side Effects / Aprazolam Side Effects What is xanax used for? Xanax is used primarily for anxiety, but a doctor may also prescribe it for other conditions such as panic attacks, depression, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and others. It can be taken orally in tablet form, sublingually under tongue, by injection […]

Fentanyl Side Effects & Risks

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What is fentanyl used for? Fentanyl is a powerful opioid painkiller that can be prescribed to treat severe chronic or acute pain. It’s also commonly used as an adjunct in anesthesia and sedation, especially when the patient has been given other drugs such as midazolam or propofol. In addition, it may be administered by injection […]

Stimulant Addiction Treatment

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Stimulant Use Disorder In a nutshell, it means someone is addicted to drugs that stimulate the mind and / or body. Most commonly, this includes prescriptions for ADHD like adderall & concerta, in addition to street drugs like methamphetamines (speed), and cocaine that are sold on the street under a variety of different names. Before […]

How Long Do Withdrawals Last? Benzos, Alcohol Opiates & More

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Timeline   You may be familiar with the most popular Benzos: Common benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Valium (diazepam), Restoril (temazepam). Benzodiazepines are Schedule IV controlled substances per the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse […]

Types of Detox: What is it like to Detox in Rehab?

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What Is Detox In Rehab? The purpose of detox is to help you make it through the early stages of withdrawal. This is the period where your body is detoxing from the effects of drugs and alcohol, and this can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health. During this time, your body […]

What is Substance Abuse Counseling & Therapy?

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1. What is substance abuse counseling or therapy? Substance abuse counseling is a combination of treatment and support to help people break free from drug or alcohol addiction. This specific type of therapy is often a key part of rehabilitation programs so clients can overcome substance dependence mentally and emotionally. Clients will work with a […]

How Does Rehab Work For Drugs and Alcohol?

How Does Rehab Work For Drugs and Alcohol?? Getting treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction is incredibly hard, and staying sober in the long-term after rehab is even harder. So, does rehab for drugs and alcohol work, and how? There’s no single answer to this question, as treatment for drugs and alcohol works differently for […]

Do I Need Rehab? | Rehab For Alcohol & Drugs

The 20.2 million adults aged 18 or older with a pa st year substance use disorder represent about 8.4 percent of the total population of adults. In 2014, 2.5 million adults aged 18 or older received treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use at a specialty facility in the past year. This translates to 1.0 […]

Finding The Best Los Angeles Detox Treatment Center

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Drug and alcohol abuse is an extremely common issue in the city of Los Angeles, with about 8% of Californians meeting the criteria for a substance use disorder. alcoholism experts across the world agree that detox and alcoholism programs are the first step towards starting a successful long-term recovery from drug & alcohol abuse. When […]