Dallas Detox & Rehab Blog
The fear of withdrawal keeps many individuals from getting the help they need to quit their alcohol or drug addiction. Perhaps they have heard someone talk about their painful and frightening withdrawal symptoms and now they are afraid that they will experience the same.
Celebrate the Holidays without Substance Abuse
You have worked hard all year to stay clean and sober. Now the holidays are here and the last thing you want to do is set yourself up for relapse. Many recovering addicts and alcoholics find it challenging to celebrate the holidays without substance abuse, but there is no reason for you to set the holidays out and spend them alone!
Dealing with Fentanyl Addiction
On the street, it is known by many names including Tango and Cash, Goodfella and TNT, to name a few. However, its true name is Fentanyl and abuse of the drug led to more than 1,000 deaths in two years and accounted for more than 7.64 million prescriptions since 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Healthcare Professionals and Substance Abuse
The Showtime series “Nurse Jackie” addresses the life and struggles of an emergency department nurse in recovery from prescription drug addiction. However, real life often imitates art and the story-line behind the series is a common occurrence in the medical profession.
Hallucinogen Drug Abuse
Hallucinogens are drugs that cause the individual taking them to experience something that is not real. Some individuals hear sounds, see images and experience feelings that although are very vivid, are not real.
Setting Recovery Goals
As you begin your journey on the road to recovery it is important that you set goals to measure your success along the way. Goals help keep you on the path, they can get you back on the right track if you relapse and they can motivate and inspire you when you are not feeling very encouraged.
Oxycontin Addiction Untreated is Deadly
When Oxycontin was created in 1995, the manufacturers thought that they were taking steps to prevent addiction to their product by making the drug time released so that the individual could not get the full amount of the drug all at once.