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Is There a Problem with Drugs in Prison? A significant part of the prison and jail populations in the US regularly misuses

What is Vyvanse? Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used to treat ADHD and binge eating disorders.  Learn more about this drug and treatment options

What is Lunesta? Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative or hypnotic. It is used to treat insomnia. It causes you to relax, fall

What is Delirium Tremens? Delirium tremens (DTs) is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that can occur with chronic alcohol abuse. When

Introduction Concerta is a prescription drug that is mainly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Because it is a stimulant,

What is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan (DM or DXM) is a drug used to treat coughs.1 DXM is one of the most common ingredients

According to a June 2017 report from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 21.5 million Americans age 12 and

Librium Addiction and Abuse

Common Questions Is Librium Addictive? Chlordiazepoxide or Librium is a benzodiazepine medication that works as a sedative.  It is frequently prescribed to relieve

Common Questions Is Heroin Addictive? Yes, it’s an illegal, highly addictive drug that is dangerous and possibly life-threatening. In 2017, approximately 494,000

Marijuana Use and Abuse

Common Questions About Marijuana Is Marijuana Addictive? Marijuana (“cannabis” or “weed”) is a mind-altering drug that contains many compounds.1 The one most

Defining Classes of Drugs

What Are Drug Classes? The Controlled Substances Act established drug classes. It also scheduled drugs by how harmful, medically useful, or addictive.

Flexeril Abuse and Addiction

Flexeril is a skeletal muscle relaxant; its generic name is cyclobenzaprine. It’s typically prescribed for pain relief for acute back or neck

LSD Addiction and Treatment

Here’s What You Need to Know About LSD Abuse Lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as “LSD,” “acid,” or “blotter,” is a

Baclofen Use and Abuse

Baclofen is the generic name for a class of medications known as skeletal muscle relaxants. This prescription drug is used to treat

Porn Addiction

Defining Porn Addiction Behavioral addictions are still fairly new territory for mental health professionals and researchers. Porn addiction, one of the types

Introduction Controlled substances have the highest potential for addiction and dependence. Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970 to help

Percocet Addiction

Is Percocet Addictive? Percocet is a narcotic pain reliever that contains oxycodone and acetaminophen.1 The combination of the two medications helps to

Xanax Addiction and Abuse

Xanax: Frequently Asked Questions Is Xanax Addictive? Yes, Xanax can be addictive. It can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop using it.

Vicodin Addiction

Introduction Vicodin is a prescription pain reliever made from a combination of the opioid medication hydrocodone and the non-opioid pain reliever acetaminophen.

Methadone Addiction

Uses, Side Effects, and Treatment Options What is Methadone? Methadone is an opioid medication. Opioids are drugs synthetically made, and they are

Cocaine Addiction

How is it used? Cocaine is a drug people make from the leaves of the coca plant that commonly grows in South

Tricare Insurance for Rehab

What is Tricare Health Insurance? Tricare is a health care program for uniformed members of the military, retirees, and their families worldwide.

If you try researching the term fentanyl, you will come across many news articles that read: “Fentanyl – The killer painkiller.” “Fentanyl

Ativan: Understanding Addiction

Introduction In recent years, there has been a substantial discussion about the risks of benzodiazepines, including addiction, overdose, and serious side effects.

What Are Codeine and Lean?

Introduction Every day, 130 people in the US die from an opioid overdose.1 One opioid that’s widely prescribed across the country is

Do Families Help or Hurt Recovery? For many people who struggle with substance abuse issues, interactions with their families have set past

What age is a person a young adult? An estimated 20 percent of young adults reported experiencing a mental illness within the

When does midlife begin? Midlife can be a wide range of time. As people are living longer, a midlife crisis can take

One of the major choices when deciding on a rehab is the gender aspect. One choice is a gender-specific rehab where participants

When a person struggles with substance abuse, they don’t usually follow eat healthy food and abusing some things like alcohol can cause

Can You Be Addicted to Anger?

Addictions come in many forms. You may be surprised to find out that anger addiction is one of them. What is Anger

Munchausen Syndrome

What is Munchausen syndrome? Munchausen syndrome is a disorder that occurs when someone acts like they have something physically or mentally wrong

Loss can devastate your world. Feelings of loss can come from many experiences. Sadness and loneliness may change into anger. These feelings

If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful recovery tool.

What is DBT? Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy used to treat mental illnesses like drug and

It is common to believe that when events take place, they cause reactions. But there could be a piece in this process

Having or establishing a strong sober living network can boost the likelihood of recovery from addiction, according to a January 2017 study

A mobile pharmacy has many advantages when working in conjunction with an addiction treatment center. Mobile Pharmacies provide fast and convenient service

Drinking alcohol while taking a variety of prescription drugs is never a good idea. No matter what prescription drug you’re on, it’s

You may have heard of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan. But what is

Recovery at Box Springs Park

Box Springs Mountain Park for Addiction Recovery When most people enter into a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction rehab treatment program, the last thing

The University of California’s Riverside Botanic Gardens offer a healing garden setting for those in recovery from an addiction. Located on the

As a college town, Riverside has its share of drinking establishments and other wild nightlife destinations, but for students in recovery, these

Mount Rubidoux stands at 1399 feet above sea level and is located west of downtown Riverside in Mount Rubidoux Park. A storied

Learning how to deal with stress is a major advantage to recovery. Stress is a major trigger for relapse, according to a

Feelings of isolation and loneliness can quickly derail successful recovery, according to an article published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research

Successful recovery requires making essential lifestyle changes that support sobriety, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addiction expert

Oxycodone is a prescription opiate painkiller that’s used to treat moderate to severe pain. It has a high potential for abuse and

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can quickly derail your attempts to stop drinking. They can also be dangerous or even deadly, which is why

Steroid Withdrawal

Steroid withdrawal isn’t particularly dangerous, but it can be very uncomfortable. Ending steroid abuse, addiction and dependence is essential for preventing devastating

That’s a question every treatment center hears on a daily basis. Withdrawal, after all, is dreaded by every individual who has an

Before a person can become sober, they must first stop using drugs or alcohol. If their substance abuse has progressed into a

Asking for help is never easy, but when a person struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, seeking professional help is a vital

Today, opiates and opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin pose a tremendous risk to health. As the opioid addiction rate reaches epidemic

Detoxing from opioids isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s not impossible, and with the right support it also doesn’t have

Detox in Riverside can be the first step to sobriety, but it isn’t the only step. If you or a loved one

This is the final article of the four-part series What to Expect During Detox. Read part three, What to Expect from a

This is part three of the series What to Expect During Detox. Read part two, Withdrawal Symptoms Associated With Detox. Riverside, California,

This is part two of the series What to Expect During Detox. Read part one, What, Exactly, Is Detox? Different drugs produce

What Is Detox, Exactly?

If you’ve developed a dependence on drugs or alcohol, the first step of addiction treatment will be detoxification, but what is detox?