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Narcotics Anonymous Explained: What it is and Why It Works

By | 2017-12-04T17:36:42+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Narcotics Anonymous – Helping Addicts Get Clean Since 1953 Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) is a 12-step program designed to help addicts stop using drugs and help them find a new way to live. The program happens at regularly help meetings. The program was created in 1953 by a recovering addict named Jimmy K. and founded in California with the help of other recovering addicts. N.A. was modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous program and was born out of a need for a solution that focused not on alcohol addiction, but drug addiction. Today, there are more [...]

Are We Really in the Middle of the Deadliest Drug Crisis Ever?

By | 2017-06-08T06:35:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

A deadly drug crisis has swept across the United States in recent years – is this a statement of fact or fiction? From Reefer Madness to laced Halloween candy, there have been many drug scares in the United States. Many of these crises have been overblown, hyped up by the media and over concerned parents. However, the reality is that we may really be in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever – it just may not look like what you would expect. Just as truth is stranger than fiction, reality may be more [...]

What to Know About Tramadol and Addiction

By | 2017-06-08T06:31:07+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

In terms of prescription medication, tramadol is not well known – but that does not mean that you do not need to know about tramadol and the possibility of addiction. While tramadol (sold as Ultram in the United States) is usually deemed safer and less addictive than other opioids, there are still risk factors with both its prescription and non-medical use. With this in mind, this post examines everything that you need to know about tramadol and addiction, including the correct and incorrect use of the prescription drug. Altogether, in this discussion we address all [...]

How Can Buprenorphine Help Me During Detox?

By | 2017-06-12T23:03:00+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Buprenorphine may sound like another type of dangerous and addictive prescription opioid. It shares a similar ending with morphine, a heavy narcotic painkiller commonly used in hospital settings. With the rise in abuse of prescription narcotics, you may find yourself wary of any medication ending in -orphine. Buprenorphine, however, is used to help drug addicts wean off of other opioid drugs like morphine or Vicodin and opiates such as heroin. Buprenorphine is also an opioid medication. It activates the same opioid receptors in the brain that heroin and prescription painkillers do. When it activates these [...]

7 Signs Someone Close to You Is Abusing Pills

By | 2017-06-30T21:48:34+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the country’s most widespread and damaging problems to date. A combination of over-prescribing doctors and under-scrutinized medical guidelines makes it easier than ever to get your hands on these powerful and deadly pills. In fact, almost half of the population is currently on at least one prescription medication and over ten percent have used five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. In addition to the addictive qualities inherent in some of these medications is the fact that abusing them might be a precursor to [...]

The Many Types of Substance and Behavioral Addictions

By | 2017-06-08T05:56:08+00:00 June 4th, 2017|

Various Types of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Addiction types are varied and range from drugs like cocaine, substances like alcohol and behaviors such as gambling. Some addictions are very clear and specified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Other addictions have been identified by professionals as addictive while others argue against it. An example of this can be marijuana which isn't considered as addictive in the traditional sense, but people can become dependent on it. The different types of addiction, including drug use, are found within the DSM-IV-TR but they are called [...]

Learn the Signs of Darvocet Abuse and Addiction

By | 2017-06-08T05:54:24+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|

Darvocet – Are You Abusing this Dangerous Narcotic? Darvocet – also known as Propoxyphene or Darvon – is a powerful and dangerous narcotic. In fact, the drug is so dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the manufacture and distribution of this medication in 2010. Even though the drug has been banned, the painkiller Darvocet is still available on the black market and is being sold on the street for as much as twenty dollars a pill. In spite of the ban, many people are still abusing Darvocet or struggling with an addiction to [...]

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