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Managing OxyContin Withdrawal Symptoms

Managing OxyContin Withdrawal Symptoms

Like many painkillers, OxyContin is a prescription drug used for extended relief of pain lasting up to 12 hours at a time. It comes from oxycodone and is typically reserved for cases of severe pain due to the strength and...

NFL’s Vance Johnson Hosts Event for National Addiction Treatment Week

NFL’s Vance Johnson Hosts Event for National Addiction Treatment Week

National Addiction Treatment Week is upon us and presents an amazing opportunity to help shed some light on the difficult topic of addiction in the United States. The week serves to identify the difference between the number of individuals who are in need of addiction...

What Are the Short and Long-Term Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

The thought of quitting alcohol after abusing the substance can seem like an unthinkable task to take on. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within hours of starting detox. Long-term alcohol withdrawal symptoms can last a lifetime depending on how heavily the individual...

How Does Alcoholism Affect Mental Health?

How Does Alcoholism Affect Mental Health?

Alcohol is a depressant meaning it affects your brain by slowing down your central nervous system. This is what creates the "buzz" of feeling more relaxed soon after your first drinks. Further drinking will impair the brain even...

What Drug Rehab in Phoenix Means for You

What Drug Rehab in Phoenix Means for You

The world of drug and alcohol addiction recovery can be overwhelming to individuals looking to seek out treatment. America's Rehab Campuses provides drug rehab in Phoenix to help our fellow residents overcome addiction with...

Managing Breakthrough Withdrawal Symptoms

Breakthrough withdrawal symptoms are often simply referred to as withdrawal symptoms and will refer to specific symptoms related to the substance causing withdrawals. Breakthrough symptoms will be different for those no longer...

Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiates are pain relievers used to treat severe and chronic pain conditions. They act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure by changing the chemistry in the brain. Over time it takes more of the medication to...

Can Giving up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety?

Can Giving up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety?

Using alcohol to help with stress brought on by anxiety is a common practice employed in both teens and adults alike. While the temporary feelings of relaxation and reduced thought processes can provide the sought-after relief,...

How Quickly Do Withdrawal Symptoms Start?

How Quickly Do Withdrawal Symptoms Start?

One of the first questions someone asks when faced with the option to undergo addiction treatment is how difficult the process will be. Even just the act of seeking out help can be extremely stressful and taxing, so it makes...

Treatment for Vicodin Abuse and Addiction

Treatment for Vicodin Abuse and Addiction

Vicodin is the name brand of the drug hydrocodone, a powerful opioid painkiller that has seen increased abuse and addiction in the United States. The drug creates such intense dependencies on the mind and body that withdrawal...

Is Vicodin a narcotic drug?

Is Vicodin a narcotic drug?

Vicodin is a narcotic, codeine-derivative drug containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen (paracetamol). An opioid analgesic prescribed to relieve severe pain, Vicodin is also a central nervous system depressant that is listed by...

Does Your Brain Damage Heal After Quitting Drugs?

Does Your Brain Damage Heal After Quitting Drugs?

Drug use can interfere with the normal chemistry in the brain, and misusing medications often causes a significant amount of damage. These changes may not cause any symptoms at first, but over time they become more noticeable to...

Treatment for Vicodin Abuse and Addiction

Treatment for Vicodin Abuse and Addiction

Vicodin is the name brand of the drug hydrocodone, a powerful opioid painkiller that has seen increased abuse and addiction in the United States. The drug creates such intense dependencies on the mind and body that withdrawal...

How Can You Tell if Someone Is Using Heroin?

How Can You Tell if Someone Is Using Heroin?

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances plaguing the United States. As with many addictive drugs, heroin started as a a solution to extreme pain. Pain relief from drugs like heroin come with other effects that ultimately...

What To Expect Attending a Rehab Facility

What To Expect Attending a Rehab Facility

Drug and alcohol addiction often requires medical intervention and detox followed by a stay at a rehab facility during treatment. Given how the internet and social media have sensationalized the use of drugs and alcohol, many...

How To Get Help for Alcohol Use Disorder

How To Get Help for Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol is one of the most common substances used both as a social device and a coping mechanism. When alcohol use becomes problematic, health issues can start sprouting up. Problem drinking leads to many long-term health effects...

Benefits of an Inpatient Program

Benefits of an Inpatient Program

Dependency on any substance is a struggle no matter if it's stemming from drugs or alcohol. The grip that addiction can have on one's life is second to none. Not only does it have substantial impact when using a substance, the...

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