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Society Responds to the Rise in Drug Addiction

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As society has progressed its view on drugs have changed along with it. A famous example in recent history being around the late 1960’s and early 70’s with the flower power hippy movement associated with drugs such as marijuana and other psychedelic drugs. The Ancient Greeks and other religious groups utilized drugs for religious and spiritual rituals. Nowadays drugs have progressed from spreading of joy and enhancing religion, to causing addiction, violence and death. Society over the past few […]

What Does a Typical Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Look Like?

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The decision to stop abusing prescription painkillers like Percocet is not one that most people take lightly. They know it’s the right thing to do to put an end to their personal suffering. What they also probably know from experience is it’s not an easy thing to do. It’s made more difficult by the fact they will have to endure a period of time when they will be dealing with withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms […]

Are Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms Dangerous

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Stimulant addiction refers to the consistent use of psychoactive drugs. Most stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall prescribed by doctors for treating hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorders and narcolepsy. However, other stimulants like methamphetamines and cocaine can easily lead to addiction. As stimulants affect one’s central nervous system by increasing neurotransmitter brain activity, the brain tends to become reliant on these drugs. Individuals that are trying to overcome a stimulant addiction should seek professional help from a […]

How Long Can Suboxone Maintenance Continue After Detox?

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Most addiction experts will agree that detox is the most challenging aspect of overcoming substance abuse as it ushers in a wave of severe withdrawal symptoms that can lead to relapse. Fortunately, prescription-based medication can help ease these symptoms and increase an individual’s chances of achieving long-term sobriety. One of the most trusted and commonly prescribed medications used during detox is Suboxone, which contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. In a study published in the National […]

What Does a Typical Day Look Like at Just Believe Recovery?

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As a recovery treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse, Just Believe Recovery center provides a continuum of care that includes partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment, detox, and an outpatient program. Designed to provide each client with the highest quality of personalized treatment, every program is built around the unique needs of each resident. With a full staff of professionals and standard practices to aid in recovery, Just Believe Recovery structures their resident’s days in […]

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How Do You Cope with Fatigue During Withdrawal from Stimulants?

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When it comes to ending one’s relationship with Ritalin, Adderall, or any other stimulant, the “comedown” can trigger a wave of withdrawal symptoms. For those who may not be familiar with stimulants, they are a class of medications commonly prescribed to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy, a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness. When taken as prescribed, stimulants are effective in treating both of these disorders; however, they can cause […]

Can I Get Free Rehab in Florida if I’m On Welfare?

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What should you do if you need the help of a rehabilitation center, but you don’t have insurance or money to pay for it? If you’re struggling with this question, then you are not alone. There are numerous options for those who want to get help and have little funds. You can do one of the following things: Get A Loan Choose A Center with A Sliding Scale Borrow from 401K or Other Savings Accounts […]

Can You Still Receive Pain Medication when Detoxing from Prescription Pills?

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One of the primary reasons people stay in their active addiction to drugs like opioids is because they’re afraid of the symptoms of withdrawal. There are also those who have chronic pain, but they’ve developed an addiction to their pain medications. You may be wondering if when you go to a detoxification program how you’re going to be able to manage your pain. Going to detox is the first step in the recovery process, and […]

How Do You Cope with Anxiety During a Benzo Detox?

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Benzodiazepines, commonly known as a benzo, are drugs that calm the mind and relax the muscles. Some of the most familiar forms of this drug are Xanax and Valium. These drugs are prescribed for several conditions including Anxiety Insomnia Muscle Spasms Panic attacks Like many drugs, benzo can be habit-forming and eventually become a full-blown addiction. If you try to break that addiction, it is likely that you will have withdrawal symptoms. The severity of […]

What Should You Know About the Delirium Tremens Stages?

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Although we’re currently in an opioid epidemic in the United States with thousands of overdoses each year, alcohol is still one of the most dangerous substances. Due to the opioid epidemic, many people don’t realize how dangerous their addiction to alcohol actually is. It’s easy for people to avoid or dismiss their problems with alcohol because alcohol is such a widely accepted substance. The reality is that many people are struggling with alcohol addiction, and […]