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Everything you Need to know About Roxicodone: Blues Effects, Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

By | 2017-12-04T17:47:07+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

America Is Under Siege And Roxicodone Is On the Front Line The United States is smack dab in the middle of an opioid crisis – and Roxicodone is at center stage. Millions of people across the country are battling what seems like a hopeless addiction to this powerful narcotic. It’s taking out unsuspecting Americans one by one. If you’re abusing Roxies, you could be next. Better known by its generic name, Oxycodone, Roxicodone is an opioid painkiller prescribed by doctors for extreme pain. However; many opioid addicts turn to the streets to score this [...]

Comparing and Contrasting: The 4 Types of Bipolar Disorder

By | 2017-12-04T17:27:16+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Bipolar disorder has four distinct types and is a bigger problem than people realize. Currently, this disorder affects more than 5.8 million Americans. With the rates of mental illnesses rising in the U.S., it’s clear this battle will not end soon. The characteristics of bipolar disorder revolve around normal, manic, and depressive phases. The term “Euthymia” refers to having a normal mood. This ‘normal’ phase means being in a positive, tranquil, and stable mental state. In the manic phase, the individual has an abnormal elevated arousal state. As such, they could be feeling euphoric, [...]

Barbiturates vs Benzodiazepines: How These Addictive Substances are The Same and Different

By | 2017-12-04T15:54:14+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Barbiturates And Benzodiazepines Are Commonly Mistaken For One Another Many people confuse barbiturates with benzodiazepines. It’s no wonder. They both start with the letter “b.” They are both hard to spell and they’re both difficult to pronounce. Plus, they are both in the same drug classification and are very similar when it comes to how they affect the human body. But, getting these two confused is a mistake – and, if you don’t know the difference between the two, this blunder could be a deadly one. In this article, we will explain the difference [...]

Serotonin Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing

By | 2017-11-20T06:21:30+00:00 November 26th, 2017|

Did you know that certain drug interactions can increase your chances of developing a potentially-lethal set of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome?  Knowing which medications, over-the-counter remedies, supplements, and drugs of abuse put you at risk may just save your life. First Things First—What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which means it helps relay messages between different regions of the brain. It is closely associated with many different areas of physical and mental health, including: Mood Memory Sleep Sexual Desire/Function Learning Appetite Social Behavior Temperature Regulation Cardiovascular Function Muscle [...]

What It’s Really like to Be an Addiction Counselor

By | 2017-11-20T05:15:06+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become an addiction counselor? To help people struggling with substance abuse disorders regain their sobriety and return to happy, productive lives is an awesome responsibility, but it is also a rewarding career that actually allows you to make a real difference in the world. Let’s take a closer look about just what an addiction counselor does, how to become an addiction counselor, and what to expect if you enter this challenging and fulfilling field. First Things First – What [...]

Checking in on Aaron Carter and His Journey Toward Healing

By | 2017-11-20T05:01:03+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Aaron Carter has been in the public eye almost his entire life. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the pressure of fame and his stressful music career has made him turn to drugs in an effort to cope. The musician and former child star has made the headlines a few times this year, including once when he was arrested for driving under the influence and for marijuana possession. More recently, it was revealed that Aaron Carter will be spending three months in drug rehab to focus on his personal health - both physical [...]

Limited Time: Life Expectancy Data for the Worst Addictions

By | 2017-11-19T00:38:00+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

Almost everyone knows that heavy drug and alcohol use is bad for both the mind and the body. But just how much time does each drag of a cigarette or mixed drink shave off of your life? Is it a few minutes? A few hours? A few days? In just one question: what does the life expectancy data for the worst addictions look like? The answer depends on the type of drug you are using, how often you use it, and how long you have been using it. But at least one thing is [...]

Sublime: How Addiction Devastated The Band’s Rising Stars

By | 2017-11-19T00:27:09+00:00 November 18th, 2017|

It’s no great secret that drugs and rock and roll often go hand in hand. There are exceptions, of course, but many rock and roll stars end up succumbing to the disastrous effects of hard drugs at some point. Nothing paints the picture of addiction in rock stars like the story of how addiction devastated the rising stars of Sublime, one of the most popular rock acts of the mid-1990s. "It was sex, drugs and rock and roll," friend Mike Tracy says in the clip, detailing the band's downfall. "Then it was drugs and [...]

Suboxone Vs Vivitrol for Conquering Opioid Addiction: You May be Surprised by the Winner

By | 2017-11-21T19:38:30+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

Is Vivitrol, called the Anti-Addiction Shot, the “Next Big Thing” in opioid/heroin addiction treatment? A brand-new study just published in The Lancet has concluded that Vivitrol is slightly more effective at preventing relapse than Suboxone, one of the established go-to pharmaceutical options used for the treatment of a dependence on prescription opioids or heroin. During the six-month study 4% fewer patients relapsed when given Vivitrol, compared to those given Suboxone, 52% versus 56%. This is the first American research to compare the two anti-craving medications head-to-head, although a smaller Norwegian study was published in October [...]

Reel Recovery: A New Film Festival Focused on Helping Others Get Clean

By | 2017-11-19T00:19:20+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Stories are powerful tools for creating change. A story is never just a story - it can inspire others, share a vision, and make hard to grasp realities easier to understand by making them more personal. This is true nearly everywhere. More recently, storytelling through film has been introduced as a means of sharing the stories of individuals caught up in the opioid crisis and other forms of addiction in the United States. “Recovery isn’t a cult or a dogma, it is a process unique to each individual, which is why it is an [...]

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