Drug detox is big business. And most detox clinics ARE NOT up-to-date on the necessary protocols for getting off benzodiazepines. So, what can you do to avoid pain, injury, and potential danger? A list of 5 suggestions here…from someone who’s been there!
The best way to help an Ativan addict is to show support and compassion along the addiction treatment process. Here, we review how to identify and encourage treatment of Ativan addiction.
Have a problem with crystal meth addiction? We review the distinction between inpatient and outpatient crystal meth rehabilitation. Review the services they provide to decide which one is better for you.
Chronic alcohol abuse can damage the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system. It can also cause severe health effects to all other parts of your body. Read this article and learn about the long term effects of alcohol on the body.
How can you spot signs of addiction around the Holidays? And how do you act around someone in addiction recovery during the Season? Tips and information from Dr. Harold Urschel, MD here.
If you are concerned about a loved one's drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.
Evidence suggests that exercise is an essential treatment option that aids in addiction recovery. Your workout can releases endorphins in the body, curbs the negative withdrawal effects, and make you feel better. More, here.
How is doctors’ reluctance to prescribe painkillers leading to more synthetic drug use? What opioids are being created in the labs and how are people using them? We explain here.
Oxycodone is an extremely habit forming painkiller. Learn how you can recognize oxycodone addiction and what you can do to avoid it, here.
Using heroin is like playing Russian roulette with your life. Can dosing be controlled? We explore here.
What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More here.