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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...

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 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...