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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...

Understanding and Recognizing Binge Drinking

Understanding and Recognizing Binge Drinking

For many struggling with responsible alcohol consumption, binge drinking is a standard part of their social routine. Being a binge drinker doesn't mean that you suffer from alcoholism, but it can often lead to alcohol addiction...

What Is a 12-Step Sponsor?

What Is a 12-Step Sponsor?

12-step programs have been an established part of addiction recovery stemming from the original steps written in 1938 for the group Alcoholics Anonymous. While the 12-step programs have been adjusted to accommodate different...

Using AHCCCS Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Using AHCCCS Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS, pronounced as “access”) covers a wide range of behavioral health services, including addiction treatment. If you have AHCCCS health insurance and need professional...

Using Cigna Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Using Cigna Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Cigna health insurance provides coverage for addiction and substance use disorders. If you have Cigna and need professional treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, the services you need may be partially or fully covered by your...

The Dangers of Peer Pressure in Addiction

The Dangers of Peer Pressure in Addiction

The existence of peer pressure has never been in question, but true studies and research behind it haven't always been as thorough as it has in recent years. The cornerstone of countless anti-drug and alcohol campaigns in...

Setting Healthy Boundaries During Recovery

Setting Healthy Boundaries During Recovery

Setting boundaries is something we all struggle with from time to time. Often times it's to spare the feelings of someone we care about or the situation is too much to want to deal with directly so we just let it keep going on...

What Is an IOP for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

What Is an IOP for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) The use of intensive outpatient programs can be found in multiple fields to treat a variety of conditions. When an IOP is part of a drug or alcohol addiction program, it typically means that...

How Long Does Inpatient Drug Treatment Last?

How Long Does Inpatient Drug Treatment Last?

Addiction and substance abuse treatment can seem like a daunting task to undertake given the time and energy it takes to complete. It's important to think ahead of treatment and how much time is still left to be enjoyed without...

AHCCCS Insurance for Addiction Treatment

AHCCCS Insurance for Addiction Treatment

One concern that many individuals and families have about substance abuse and addiction treatment is making sure that the costs can be covered so that once treatment is done, money isn't a new stressor. America's Rehab Campuses...

Do the Effects of Alcoholism Get Worse With Age?

Do the Effects of Alcoholism Get Worse With Age?

The world of alcohol abuse and addiction is far more common than most of us would hope, but also expect. Drinking is seen as the thing to do when partying or needing to unwind and with such a stressful world we live in, many are...

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