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Heroin Addiction: What Exactly Is Heroin?

Heroin Addiction: What Exactly Is Heroin?

Heroin addiction is on the rise in the United States since it’s a highly addictive street drug made from morphine, an opioid.  Morphine, the drug from which heroin is derived, is extracted from the seed of the opium poppy plants. Once the morphine is heroin, it...

Benzo Addiction: What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzo Addiction: What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzo addiction is rapidly growing in the United States and throughout the world, so it’s essential to know the withdrawal symptoms.  Benzo, or the medical term for the drug benzodiazepine, is a class of psychoactive drug that is a depressant—a drug used to treat...

Opioid Addiction: The Warning Signs to Look Out For

Opioid Addiction: The Warning Signs to Look Out For

If you or a loved one is using an opioid for pain, it’s essential to know what signs to look out for that might be leading to opioid addiction.  As defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, opioids are  “a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant and...

Crack Addiction: How Does Crack Differ from Cocaine?

Crack Addiction: How Does Crack Differ from Cocaine?

It's essential to know the difference between crack and cocaine if you or someone you know is battling cocaine or crack addiction. Something a lot of people might confuse is the two drugs, crack, and cocaine. In fact, the two drugs are so often confused that the names...

The Importance of Sticking to a Daily Routine in Recovery

The Importance of Sticking to a Daily Routine in Recovery

When a former addict is in recovery and going through a change, creating and sticking to a daily routine adds a sense of stability. Addict or not, having a daily routine is a great way to simplify life while still ensuring that you’re taking care of yourself and...

What Is the Best Way to Combat Alcohol Addiction?

What Is the Best Way to Combat Alcohol Addiction?

Whether addiction runs in the family or you’re cautious, it is vital to understand your relationship with drinking to combat alcohol addiction.  Many people might have a healthy relationship with alcohol and only partake in it sparingly, but not everyone is that...

Opioid Addiction: What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Opioid Addiction: What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Unfortunately, opioids have withdrawal symptoms that can make overcoming opioid addiction a challenging and painful process. Opioids are a class of drugs prescribed as a painkiller, but when misused, your body may become dependent on them, leading to addiction....

How Alcoholism Affects The Family

How Alcoholism Affects The Family

Alcoholism can have an effect on not only you, but those who love you as well. Keep reading to learn how addiction takes a toll on the family. Defining Alcoholism  Alcoholism is defined as an addiction to the consumption of alcohol or the mental illness and...

Opioid Addiction: Facts About the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Addiction: Facts About the Opioid Epidemic

Living in the state of Utah, you've likely heard about the opioid epidemic. But what do you know about this crisis? Keep reading to learn more. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, "opioids are a class of drugs that include illegal drug heroin, synthetic...

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Everything You Need to Know

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Everything You Need to Know

Benzodiazepine addiction is affecting people around the globe, so here's what you need to know about benzos before taking them.  What are Benzodiazepines?  Benzodiazepines, often called benzos, are manufactured medications used to treat anxiety, seizures,...

Alcohol Addiction: 5 Common Myths

Alcohol Addiction: 5 Common Myths

Alcohol addiction is more common than you might think, especially since the many misconceptions around the topic can confuse us.  While alcoholism might be easy to point out for some, there’s a chance that alcohol problems are overlooked because of the many myths...

Alcohol Detox: How Long Does This Process Take?

Alcohol Detox: How Long Does This Process Take?

Although the symptoms might be harsh at first, one of the most critical stages of treating alcoholism is alcohol detox for a fresh start.  Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances readily available across the United States. Even though alcohol is legal for...