Oxy Addiction: When It’s Time to Get Help

Oxycodone, or oxy, is an opiate-based painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. The active ingredient in painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan, oxycodone is a highly addictive substance with a high possibility for abuse. Oxycodone is classified as a Schedule II drug by the FDA and only obtainable through a medical prescription.…

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Alcohol Recovery: You’re Worth the Effort

My personal journey to sobriety wasn’t a smooth road. I hit roadblocks along the way. My first experience in rehab made little difference to my recovery, partly because the clinic practiced a “one-size-fits-all” approach to rehab, and partly because I wasn’t ready to commit to the journey. I can attest, from firsthand experience, alcohol recovery…

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Why Holistic Drug Treatment Is the Best Option for YOU

Drug rehabilitation once focused on detox and therapy to prevent relapse. While important aspects of treatment, neither fully addressed the needs of recovering addicts. Therapy was (and still is in come clinics) based on a cookie-cutter approach. Everyone receives the same treatment, ignoring individual needs and the many different triggers for substance abuse. Today, you…

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Relapse: The Revolving Door – Video Infographic

Embed and share <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/JQWmmEu2b8E?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>Video By <a title=”Video Infographic by The Ranch PA” href=”https://dmclarityway.wpengine.com”>The Ranch PA</a> Relapse: Returning to Addiction After Sobriety Did you know that the strongest cravings to use drugs or alcohol after quitting an addictive lifestyle occur several months after sobriety begins? For many individuals, even a 90-day…

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Suburban Heroin Addicts

People associate heroin with gritty neighborhoods in urban centers, not with the immaculate lawns of suburbia. When people think of the young abusing substances in suburbia, they usually think of alcohol or perhaps marijuana. They certainly don’t think of heroin. Unfortunately, after years of decline, we’re seeing an increase of heroin dependency in America. Many…

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Baby Boomers and Substance Abuse

When people think of drug abuse, they usually picture thrill-seeking young adults and teens. They certainly don’t picture grandparents. But as the baby boomers age, rates of substance abuse in the elderly are increasing at a frightening rate. Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and an Aging Population According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

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Relapse: It’s All in Your Head

A study from the National Institute of Health indicates hyperactive brain activity may be associated with higher rates of relapse after inpatient drug treatment. The study could make it possible to identify patients at high risk of relapse, so they could receive more intensive follow-up care after leaving rehab clinics. Hyperactivity and Relapse Rates The…

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Relapse: The Revolving Door – Infographic

One of the persistent challenges of fighting addiction is the risk of relapse — the full return to an addictive lifestyle after an attempt to quit. Addiction crosses all demographic borders, and it’s possible for anyone recovering from drug or alcohol addiction to relapse. It’s also possible to never relapse during your recovery. Remember, relapse…

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