Tag Archives: California Opioid Rehab

Managing Pain in Recovery Without Opioid Painkillers
Can recovering addicts use pain medication? Opioid painkillers in particular – such as codeine, hydrocodone, and morphine – pose a serious risk for triggering relapse. Whether you’ve recovered from addiction to prescription medication, heroin or some other drug, every former addict needs to be especially careful when it comes to pain medication, and seek out alternatives for managing pain. Pain Meds Are a Threat to Sobriety, But So Is Pain Injuries happen. Surgeries are necessary. There are many legitimate reasons why a person in recovery might need pain medication, including: Healing after surgery Recovering from a car accident Broken bones Chronic back pain Migraines Painful health disorders, etc. If you’re ...

The Dangers of Mixing Methadone and Benzodiazepines
Legal medications like methadone often serve as a replacement for other opioids in drug treatment programs. Generally, doctors don’t prescribe benzodiazepines, like Xanax or Valium, with methadone because they both inhibit the same area of the brain that tells your lungs to keep breathing while you sleep. It’s common for people who mix the two to fall asleep and never wake up. The Dangers of Mixing Methadone with Benzodiazepines Methadone is an opioid medication that is used as a pain reliever and is sometimes prescribed by doctors to reduce withdrawal symptoms in those who are addicted to narcotics. As with all legal ...

Understanding the National Heroin Epidemic and Its Tie to Prescription Drugs
The Connection Between Heroin Abuse And Opioids The United States is currently facing the worst drug crisis in American history. Over the past decade, drug overdoses have overtaken motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the country. In 2014 alone, 47,055 U.S. citizens died of a drug overdose. While many illicit and addictive drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine can be fatal in certain circumstances, opioids pose the greatest risk for overdose and fatalities. It’s important to recognize the strong link between heroin addiction and prescription opioid abuse. As the number of prescription opioids sold in the country has ...

Summing Up Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the Hardest Hit Areas of California
Opioid Abuse in California Opioid abuse is a nationwide issue, and each state has unique challenges when it comes to curbing this worrisome trend. Opioids, primarily in the form of pain medication obtained through a prescription, are extremely habit-forming and put users at a high risk for physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. In the U.S., California is one of the states most heavily impacted by widespread opioid abuse. Opioid and Heroin Overdoses in California Increasing California has witnessed a dramatic increase in opioid and heroin overdoses over the past decade. As of 2013, opioid and heroin overdoses occur as frequently as once ...