What is addiction counseling?
Odds are, you didn’t set out to become addicted to opioids, but it happens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were an estimated 1.7 million people with opioid related substance abuse problems, with 47,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdose. So, while recovery from addiction may feel like a long, lonely path to travel, you are far from alone...
If a person takes prescription pain pills for long periods of time, tolerance to the drug can emerge along with physical and psychological dependence. If physical dependence is present, withdrawal can occur when the drug is no longer taken. Following are some of the symptoms that
There are many myths surrounding addiction, especially pain pill addiction. We hope to shed some light on a few here: 1) I can quit if I really want to. Addiction is a disease and, for some, it can be overcome without help. However, for most, help is needed to heal, as with most
What does the face of addiction look like, you might wonder? For some who don’t have any knowledge of addiction, the face that Hollywood paints might be called to mind. Disheveled, homeless, friendless, and jobless. However, this could not be further from reality.