Why You Should Be Celebrating Sobriety Milestones

There are select moments in life that are life-changing, and few beat your road to recovery. Taking the leap towards sobriety is brave, challenging, and incredibly rewarding. Whether you have been sober for two weeks or two years, it’s imperative that you remain mindful and proud of key milestones. After all, every minute of your…

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roxys

How do I Know if Someone is Abusing Roxies?

What Are Roxies? Roxicodone (oxycodone), also called “Roxy” or “blue”, is an opioid-based pain medication that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is often used after surgeries or traumatic injuries that will cause pain that Tylenol or anti-inflammatory drugs will not be strong enough to treat. How They Work Oxycodone, the active…

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Roxicodone Vs Oxycodone?

What is the difference between Roxicodone and Oxycodone?  Many people who learn about Roxicodone wonder what the difference is between this medication and a similar sounding drug called oxycodone. While people may sometimes think of these two medications as different, they are actually the same thing, but with different ways of naming them. Band Names vs…

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Roxy Drug Abuse

Roxy Drug Abuse | Signs & Symptoms of Roxicodone Abuse

What is Roxicodone?  Roxicodone is the brand name of the drug oxycodone and is sometimes called “roxy” or “blue”. Roxicodone is an opioid-based pain medication and is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not controlled by more mild pain medications. Opioids Like other opioids, Roxicodone activates opioid receptors in the brain. When activated, these…

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Alcohol Addiction

FMLA, ADA, and Alcoholism: What You Need to Know 

Alcoholism is a serious medical condition that affects a shocking number of Americans. With more an estimated 15 million Americans suffering from alcohol abuse, this is a topic that hits home for many people. Both the FMLA and ADA offer protection to employees suffering from substance abuse. However, the FMLA and ADA differ in the type…

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

If a member of your family has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. And while your family member may be doing all they can to stay sober, there is the possibility of what is known as Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).

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MDMA Ecstasy Addiction

Is Ecstasy addictive? Myths and Facts

The drug known as “ecstasy” has spread throughout the party and rave circuit to affect tens of thousands of people worldwide. But what exactly is the drug? What can it do to a human’s body and mind? Finally, and most importantly: Is ecstasy addictive?

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks & Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

What Are Signs of Xanax Addiction?

There are physical and psychological signs of Xanax addiction. First of all, Xanax is prescribed for a number of issues — mainly anxiety. However, it also works for agitation, seizures, mania, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia.

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Understanding Cocaine Addiction

Understanding Cocaine Addiction

Each day in America, thousands of people over the age of 12 try cocaine for the first time. Of the individuals who try cocaine, around 75 percent of them will become addicted to the powerful stimulating effects of the drug.

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Gabapentin: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Gabapentin: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Unfortunately, many doctors prescribe it for a plethora of medical problems that it hasn’t been approved for and this pract

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A Comprehensive Guide to Xanax Addiction

A Comprehensive Guide to Xanax Addiction

Mention the name Xanax and most people know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s a pill that treats anxiety and panic

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Top Amenities of Luxury Addiction Treatment

Top Amenities of Luxury Addiction Treatment

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is hard work, and no one who enters rehab will have an easy time. But luxury treatme

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Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone is a brand-name medication that has two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. Doctors use this medication,

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Percocet Addiction

Percocet Addiction

It is important to recognize the signs of abuse and addiction and to take steps to get professional treatment when necessary.

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Examining the Impact of Natural Disasters on Addiction

Examining the Impact of Natural Disasters on Addiction

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires can result in catastrophic destruction of homes, busi

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The Cost of Addiction vs Treatment

The Cost of Addiction vs Treatment

More than 20 million Americans have drug or alcohol problems severe enough to call for some form of substance use treatment[

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks & Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax Addiction: The Risks & Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is the most well-known form of alprazolam[i], a medication prescribed to treat conditions that include panic disorder

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Music Therapy: Giving Clients a Voice in Recovery

Music Therapy: Giving Clients a Voice in Recovery

People enrolled in substance use disorder treatment programs often struggle with psychological or emotional issues that preve

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Trauma Therapy as Part of Addiction Treatment

Trauma Therapy as Part of Addiction Treatment

There is a recognized link between substance use and abuse problems and exposure to traumatic events during childhood or adul

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Continuing Care Support After Healing From Addiction

Continuing Care Support After Healing From Addiction

People who successfully complete a primary treatment program for substance abuse or addiction should be proud of their acco

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Symptoms & Signs of Dual Diagnosis & Co-Occurring Disorders

Symptoms & Signs of Dual Diagnosis & Co-Occurring Disorders

In the U.S. and throughout the world, there is significant overlap between people affected by diagnosable substance use probl

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Things to Look for When Choosing Addiction Treatment Center

Things to Look for When Choosing Addiction Treatment Center

In any given year, millions of Americans benefit from enrollment in some form of drug or alcohol treatment. However, compared

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How Fitness Contributes to Overall Addiction Recovery

How Fitness Contributes to Overall Addiction Recovery

People who regularly take part in aerobic exercise have decreased risks for a broad range of serious physical health problems

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Substance Use Disorder Defined

Substance Use Disorder Defined

Abuse of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs costs the USA more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost wor

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Common Myths About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Top 6 Drug & Alcohol Addiction Myths

Over 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, or have diagnosable s

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The social effects of alcoholism

Social Effects of Alcoholism

“Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.”

Mercedes McCambridge, 19

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Drug addiction - signs of substance abuse

Drug Addiction: Signs of Substance Abuse

In the United States, roughly 8 percent of all people age 12 or older have diagnosable problems with excessive drug or alcoho

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Suboxone Detox

People withdrawing from opioid drugs or medications typically need help dealing with their mental and physical discomfort. Wi

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Alcohol Addiction

Why Is Alcohol Addictive?

Every year, millions of Americans develop serious, diagnosable problems with alcohol. Widespread use of this socially accep

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Polysubstance Abuse and Addiction

The use of multiple drugs, along with alcohol, can greatly complicate the course of addiction treatment. In addition, whether

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Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Fake pot is easy to find both online and from gas stations and convenience stores. No prescription is necessary as many brand

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Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

People who abuse alcohol consume enough beer, wine or hard liquor to change their normal behaviors in damaging ways. Just as

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Blackouts and Alcohol Poisoning

As the mother of a 26-year-old son, who’s spent a good part of his teenage and young adult life partying until the sun co

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Nervous System?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that over 85 percent of people of legal drinking age have consumed alcoho

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