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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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Struggling With Depression During Addiction Recovery

Depression after drug use is a part of a condition called post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). This is a debilitating syndrome that causes tremors, seizures and a high heart rate among...

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How America Fares In the Opioid Crisis

America is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. The increase in prescription opioids has fueled the incredible rise in opioid dependence, which often results in overdose deaths. Also, Illegally...

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Benefits of Suboxone® Treatment for Addiction

Suboxone®, one of the treatment alternatives for opioid addiction, is a partial opioid antagonist containing buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone® is prescribed in an outpatient treatment center and can reduce the...

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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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