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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...

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Alternatives to Opiates in Treating Pain

There are many effective alternatives to opiate use that can ease the pain in your body without causing some of the problematic side effects from the opiate medication. These alternatives...

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Mindfulness for Managing Addiction

Managing addiction can be difficult even if you are receiving the best treatment. Withdrawal symptoms rear their heads when you least expect them. While mindfulness meditation is not a substitute...

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Why Addiction Counseling Matters and How It Helps

Successful treatment of opioid addiction requires continuous evaluation and behavior modification when necessary. With long-term addiction counseling, you become better equipped to fight the constant battle against cravings and avoid...

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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Medicine is created for many reasons. However, what happens when the medicine you are taking creates problems of its own? One commonly abused drug, opioids, can cause unwanted side effects...

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Dangerous Combination: Suboxone® and Xanax®

The combination of Suboxone® and Xanax® is one that must be avoided, as it can result in serious health effects, including death. If prescribed either medication by a doctor, the...

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The Health Risks of Combining Alcohol and Hydrocodone

If you are prescribed any form of hydrocodone as a pain reliever, the best course of action is to take the medicine exactly as prescribed and only for the length...

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What Are The 5 Most Addictive Pain Medications?

The strongest pain medications are made up of opioids, which can be highly addictive. Someone may start off taking them as prescribed, while others take them recreationally from the start.

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Suboxone® or Subutex®: What’s the Difference?

To understand the difference between Suboxone® and Subutex®, you must first understand the difference between methadone and buprenorphine.

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Ohio’s Battle Against Pain Pill Addiction

Pain pill addiction; three words that disrupt the lives of people all across the country. What seems like a medicine to allow you to return a normal life can do

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