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The Dangers of Addiction with Pain Management
Many of today’s drug rehab centers craft programs around addictions spawned from pain management. Sadly, most who use strong pain medications will be exposed to the possibilities of addiction. Not everyone becomes dependent on these medications, but everyone deserves to know their inherent risks. Pain Management Medications Opioid addiction is a consistent problem in the U.S., and it’s only becoming more prevalent. New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research has identified how easy it is to become hooked on these opioids, suggesting that many who are prescribed them for short-term use still take them a year later. Prescription data of nearly 1.3 ...

Benzodiazepines: Is There a Cure for Benzo Addiction?
People struggling with addiction to benzodiazepines (commonly called “benzos”) often wonder, “Is there a cure for benzo addiction?” To answer this, it is essential to understand how benzos affect the human body. Benzo addiction is potentially life-threatening, so it’s crucial to acknowledge the risks that come with suddenly stopping usage. It’s also sensible for individuals looking for benzo addiction help to see what a place like Elevate Addiction Services has to offer. Overcoming Benzo Addiction Benzodiazepines are neurological depressants typically prescribed to manage conditions such as: Anxiety Panic disorders Muscle spasms Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal (in rare cases) Some of the most common brands of benzos include: Ativan Xanax Valium Klonopin While these medications can ...

How Do I Find the Best Drug Rehab Center for My Adult Child?
How Do I Find the Best Drug Rehab Center for My Adult Child? Get some pointers on what to look for when helping yourself or a loved one get started. When a young adult has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, his or her parents helping to find a rehab center is often the best way to begin on the path to recovery. Most people struggling with addiction are unable to overcome these issues on their own. The success of the recovery program depends on many different factors, but one of the most important factors is the quality of the rehab center. With ...

How Long Is Rehab for Heroin Addiction?
The Timeline of Rehabilitation and Recovery for Heroin Addiction People struggling with heroin addiction, and their loved ones, have many questions about recovery. One of the first questions is likely to be, “How long should a heroin addict stay in rehab?” The answer to this question is different for every case, as no two people experience heroin addiction the same way. For some, detox and rehab are fulfilling and effective, and cravings taper off fairly quickly after treatment. For others, prolonged heroin withdrawal is a harsh reality. The first step in figuring out how long rehab will last is to understand the heroin ...

Not All Detox Is the Same: Trends and Treatments You Need to Know About
Not All Detox Is the Same: Trends and Treatments You Need to Know About Understand the common myths of detox, to find the treatment path that’s right for you. A wide range of detox options exist in today’s world, but they’re highly varied. Between drug rehab options and individual cleanses, a lot of information exists. This said, we don’t suggest anyone struggling with drugs and alcohol should turn to do-it-yourself detox methods. Often, a recovery treatment center is needed to fully engage substance the detox period. Drugs and alcohol change the brain’s chemistry, altering mental, emotional and social behaviors. Therefore, it’s important to ...

How Can I Stop Binge Drinking? Help for Alcohol Abuse Before Dependency and Alcoholism
Binge drinking: Males consuming 5 or more drinks in one sitting and females consuming 4 or more. Binge drinking may start (somewhat) innocently enough, but when left unchecked, continued binge drinking leads to increased risk of dependency and alcoholism. In addition to addiction, the risk of developing alcohol-related health problems are heightened for binge drinkers. Consuming high levels of alcohol can result in memory problems, car accidents, alcohol poisoning and premature death, just to name a few consequences. Binge Drinking and Addiction Alcohol dependency affects people in different ways. For instance, a business executive may not drink during the day but drink too much ...