Dangers of Mixing Opioids with Benzos

Dangers of Mixing Opioids with Benzos

Taking opioids with benzodiazepines (benzos) is extremely dangerous and can be deadly. Opioids, such as Vicodin or oxycodone are used to treat moderate to severe pain. Benzos are used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, insomnia, and muscle tension. The most

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Methadone and Suboxone: Are Replacement Drugs Addictive?

Methadone and Suboxone: Are Replacement Drugs Addictive?

Methadone is a medication used to treat addiction to opioids such as painkillers and heroin. Methadone helps lessen withdrawal symptoms from opioid abuse. The withdrawals are less intense and the methadone provides a more comfortable detox experience. It is designed

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction by Changing Past Behaviors

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction by Changing Past Behaviors

Addiction is any habit that you continue to do even though it brings harmful consequences to you. Addiction seizes the brain’s normal functions and changes the brain chemically and physiologically. When addiction controls the brain, it can be extremely difficult

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The Harmful and Deadly Effects of Cocaine

The Harmful and Deadly Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine is a drug that is smoked, injected, or inhaled and immediately affects the brain. Neurotransmitters in the brain rapidly release dopamine, which causes pleasurable feelings. When levels of dopamine drop, withdrawal symptoms start. Unpleasant withdrawal symptoms lead the person

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Factors that Increase the Risk of Addiction

Factors that Increase the Risk of Addiction

Addiction vulnerability is a very complex trait. It can happen to anyone, but some people are more prone to addiction than others are. There are risk factors involved that increase the possibility of a person developing an addiction to drugs

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Supporting a Loved One Without Enabling

Supporting a Loved One Without Enabling

Addiction affects a person’s life physically, emotionally, and mentally, and heavily impacts relationships with family and loved ones. Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can make you feel helpless, hopeless, and broken. Family and friends experience a variety of

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Treatment: Discovering Yourself and Renewing Your Spirit

Treatment: Discovering Yourself and Renewing Your Spirit

Addiction is very complex and affects every part of your life. It changes the way you think about yourself and can be driven by underlying mental health conditions. If you have depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction can exasperate

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The Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate or affect only one particular demographic. Unfortunately, there is a stigma about addiction. The stigma is a false perception that people who struggle with addiction are homeless, lower class, and uneducated.

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Signs of a Sleeping Pill Addiction

Signs of a Sleeping Pill Addiction

Many people use prescription medication to help with insomnia and disruptive sleep patterns. These medications known as sleeping pills are designed for short-term use to help a patient sleep through the night. As with other drugs, many of the prescription

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