Drug Treatment

Partial hospitalization or IOP

What is the Difference Between Partial Hospitalization and IOP Therapy?

  Some people may not be able to attend an inpatient addiction rehab program. Is this the case for you? If so, there are other treatment programs. You could choose partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs. Both these can help you to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. Both these treatments can provide you with … Read more

Is Xanax a narcotic?

Is Xanax a Narcotic?

So, Is Xanax a Narcotic and Why? Is Xanax a narcotic? Xanax, or diazepam, is a benzodiazepine – not a narcotic. Doctors often prescribe this medication to relieve anxiety. Benzodiazepines can also treat seizures, tremors, panic attacks, insomnia and delirium tremens. Benzos are psychoactive substances that affect the behaviors and thoughts of the person who … Read more

Opioid use disorder can be serious.

Opioid Use Disorder: An Overview

Looking at Opioid Use Disorder Opioids are pain medications. Some opioids that doctors commonly prescribe are morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydromorphone. There are illegal opioids such as heroin, as well. If someone has opioid use disorder (OUD), they are abusing these types of drugs. Those who have a moderate to severe OUD may have an … Read more

how does an amphetamine detox work exactly?

How Does an Amphetamine Detox Work?

How an Amphetamine Detox Works Amphetamine withdrawal can be very difficult to manage. If you want to know how does an amphetamine detox work, keep reading. Although it’s not life-threatening, coping with the detox symptoms can be a monumental task. In this article we will explore the amphetamine detox process and how you can get … Read more

How to Identify a Drug Addict

How to Identify a Drug Addict

How Do I Know How To Identify A Drug Addict? Identifying a drug addict proves harder than one might think. It might involve personality changes and mood swings. One hopes one would recognize those kinds of things. But addiction sufferers become quite skills at hiding their addictive behaviors. They see patterns in how those around … Read more

What Does Getting Sober Mean?

In the world of addiction and recovery, many people hear the phrase “getting sober”. What does this phrase mean? To be sober means to have no trace of an intoxicating substance in your system. To get sober is a process. Every person’s process is unique. Some people decide to stop drinking on their own, while … Read more

what is an opioid

What is an Opioid?

How to Spot an Opioid It can sometimes be confusing to know “What is an opioid?” This is because there are different types of opioids. Therefore, they behave in slightly different ways. Sometimes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will even change the classification of a drug. It may call a drug an opioid at … Read more

How Does Suboxone Work?

How does suboxone work? The ongoing opioid epidemic which has taken the lives of almost 500,000 Americans in the past two decades. Research into medication-assisted treatment for addiction has both increased and improved. One such medication is Suboxone, but many people ask: How does Suboxone work? Suboxone is a frequent treatment used to curtail the … Read more

Shows the perceptual side effects of Vyvanse

What is Vyvanse?

An Overview You may be wondering, “what is vyvanse?” Vyvanse is a prescription medicine. Healthcare providers prescribe it to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Takeda, the manufacturer of Vyvanse, recommends it in people 6 and above. In production since 2008, Vyvanse is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for ADHD. Healthcare providers also use it … Read more