Northpoint Recovery Blog 2018-03-13T20:40:03+00:00

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WARNING: Mixing Marijuana and 207 Other Common Substances – What NOT to Do

By | April 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery is a 12-step abstinence-based program. We unequivocally do NOT recommend the use of ANY addictive or mind-altering substances, including marijuana. At the same time, we realize that marijuana is easily available for many people in America. Therefore, we are providing the following public safety information. As [...]

The FDA Says Kratom Is an Opioid: Now What?

By | April 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

“Further, as the scientific data and adverse event reports have clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant – it’s an opioid. And it’s an opioid that’s associated with novel risks because of the variability in how it’s being formulated, sold and used recreationally [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Emotional Relapse

By | April 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that there are definite warning signs that come before a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse? In fact, a relapse happens in stages. The first stage is known as “emotional relapse”. Addiction is a chronic and recurring disease of the brain. This means people recovering from [...]

Treating Addiction with MAT: 10 Reasons Why Vivitrol Shots are Safe and Effective

By | March 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

With opioid and alcohol addiction rates in America skyrocketing, many health insurance providers find that they are paying out more and more for drug addiction treatments. Providers who contract with IPN and payers who use the IPN network are often given several treatment options to choose from. Vivitrol has [...]

Fentanyl Is A Major Player In The Number Of Opioid Related Deaths

By | March 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Opioid Epidemic Is Ravaging The Country And Fentanyl Is At Center Stage Opioid addiction is scourging the United States and Fentanyl is a major player in the number of opioid-related deaths happening in the country. By now, most Americans have heard that the country is experiencing an opioid [...]

Drug Psychosis: Why a Woman Gouged Out Her Own Eyes While on Meth

By | March 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

On February 6 of this year, Kaylee Muthart, a pretty young 20-year-old from Anderson, South Carolina, ripped out her own eyes while high on methamphetamine. What she thought was a religious sacrifice was in fact a delusion brought on by an episode of drug-induced psychosis. Now blinded for life, [...]

Combining Cocaine and Alcohol and the Dangers of Cocaethylene

By | March 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Cocaethylene is a rare production that occurs within your body. Using alcohol and cocaine simultaneously causes a third drug to form. Your liver is responsible for detoxifying your body. Substances you abuse like cocaine and alcohol will pass through your blood and into your liver. When alcohol and cocaine [...]

Dealing with Suboxone Withdrawal: WARNING this drug may cause dependence

By | March 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Suboxone is a prescription medication FDA-approved to treat opioid addiction. It is combined with the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is known as a partial agonist which relieves the symptoms of a powerful opiate withdrawal. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which reverses the effect of opioid drugs. While the [...]

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