Are opiates physically addictive?

Are Opiates Physically Addictive?

Prescription drug addiction is a fast growing problem in the United States. Opiate addiction signs include doctor shopping (visiting various doctors to get multiple prescriptions for drugs) or taking more medication than prescribed. Addiction can be treated several different ways, usually through opiate substitution prescribing or through behavioral changes. Opiate substitution prescribing is typically more…

So, what do you do?

How often do we hear So, what do you do in a social setting? A seemingly harmless question, often used as a social ice breaker, but that holds so much weight in how we are defined, both personally and socially. I used to struggle with this question, because If you asked me 6 years ago, my…

Coffee Addiction and Your Health

Coffee Addiction and Your Health

Caffeine is a common psychoactive drug. It has a regular place in many people’s everyday lives. However, people sometimes overlook the negative, life-threatening consequences of coffee if it is used long term. Similar to other drug addictions, it can cause serious health problems. Caffeine causes an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. Excessive use can…

Can a Rehab Clinic Offer Medications for Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Can a Rehab Clinic Offer Medications for Meth Withdrawal Symptoms?

There are four main medications for methamphetamine withdrawal that clinics offer and can be available through prescription from a medical doctor. These medications are Paxil, Bupropion, Modafinil, and Mirtazapine. When a person undergoes meth withdrawal, they experience severe detox symptoms that require medication to alleviate. The First Step of Recovery The first phase of an…