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Opioid Detox: Safest Way to Taper off Opiods

Opioid Detox: Safest Way to Taper off Opiods

We often tell ourselves that we can “power through” and detox off of opiods through will power alone. However, the statistics of successful detox are bleak. The percentage of individuals detoxing independently are even smaller when measuring if they were able to...

Heroin Detox: How Long Does It Take?

Heroin Detox: How Long Does It Take?

Heroin is one of the most deadly and addictive drugs on the street, but a successful heroin detox is possible.  Nearly 950,000 Americans reported using heroin in 2016, and use of the drug is most common in young adults between the ages of 18-25. Overcoming an...

Heroin Detox: Why Does It Hurt So Much?

Heroin Detox: Why Does It Hurt So Much?

Heroin detox is an extremely painful and challenging process, but well worth the journey to a better life. Heroin is a highly addictive opiate and is responsible for nearly 15,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2018. This drug offers an intense...

Heroin Addiction: How Common Is It in the United States?

Heroin Addiction: How Common Is It in the United States?

Drug abuse, specifically heroin addiction, is a serious issue that has swept the nation, affecting thousands and thousands of people. Heroin is an extremely dangerous opioid that poses serious risks for addiction and overdose to its users. Whether injected, sniffed,...

Crack Addiction: How to Stop Using Crack

Crack Addiction: How to Stop Using Crack

It only takes one use to develop a serious crack addiction, which is why many Americans struggle with it.  The drug, a crystalline form of cocaine, is responsible for a majority of the cocaine addictions treated at centers across the country every year. According...

Cocaine: Why Is It so Addictive?

Cocaine: Why Is It so Addictive?

Cocaine is one of the most addictive of any drug, and unfortunately, it only takes a few uses to become dependent on it. Those who use cocaine develop tolerance quickly, which means that more of the drug is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria that resulted...

Cocaine Addiction: Common Behaviors to Look Out For

Cocaine Addiction: Common Behaviors to Look Out For

Cocaine addiction is often challenging for the average person to diagnose and determine because it is complex. However, knowing the signs, symptoms, and common behaviors one exhibits can help you distinguish whether a loved one needs help. Cocaine is a highly...

Alcohol Addiction: Signs It May Be Time to Go to Rehab

Alcohol Addiction: Signs It May Be Time to Go to Rehab

Millions and millions of Americans struggle with alcohol addiction every year, and it is difficult for them to overcome. Alcoholism, binge drinking, and high-intensity drinking have a serious effect on your health. Over time, the continued misuse of alcohol...

Drug Addiction: Why You Shouldn’t Suffer in Silence

Drug Addiction: Why You Shouldn’t Suffer in Silence

Drug addiction is a serious disease that affects a person's brain and body and it is not easy to break free from. Suffering from an addiction is difficult in and of itself. But, the moment an addict decides to become clean and detox from the drug, they are facing a...

Drug Addiction: Why a Support System Is a Must

Drug Addiction: Why a Support System Is a Must

After initial physical detox, recovering from addiction requires continued maintenance. While this may seem overwhelming, many individuals--including staff at Steps Recovery--find that the steps necessary to achieve long term recovery, are some of the most rewarding...

Cocaine Addiction: Everything You Need to Know

Cocaine Addiction: Everything You Need to Know

Over time and with an excess use of cocaine, one can find themselves or a loved one facing a cocaine addiction.  Any kind of substance abuse should be taken seriously, and taking the time to understand what cocaine is and what the effects are can do wonders for...

Drug Addiction: How to Tell Your Family You Need Help

Drug Addiction: How to Tell Your Family You Need Help

Recovering from a drug addiction is a long road, and admitting you need help is the first step. You should know you’re not alone. It can be extremely emotional to open up to your loved ones about your addiction. Feelings of shame, embarrassment, and defeat often...