The Truth About Pill Popping Prescription Drug Abuse

The Truth About Pill Popping Prescription Drug Abuse

There’s a drug epidemic in the United States, and it’s been going on for years. Every year, tens of thousands of people die from drug overdoses, and many people think this has to do with illicit drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth. While these drugs are a major cause of drug-related deaths, the biggest problem is prescription drug pill popping. People…

Common Misconceptions and Myths About Drugs

Common Misconceptions and Myths About Drugs

You may believe many misconceptions and myths about drugs. To make matters worse, the spread of misinformation is commonplace. The only way to truly dispel these misconceptions is to openly talk about them. Spreading accurate information is the only hope that society has to get drug abuse under control. Myths About Drugs and Hitting Rock Bottom One of the most dangerous…

How A Xanax Withdrawal Timeline Aids in Recovery

How A Xanax Withdrawal Timeline Aids in Recovery

Having a timeline for withdrawing from Xanax is extremely important. You never want to stop using Xanax “cold turkey.” It is better to get help from a substance use treatment program. Substance abuse treatment programs will monitor your Xanax withdrawal symptoms. Staff and doctors will monitor your vital signs, including your blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. Studies show that when…

Side Effects of Methadone Use

Side Effects of Methadone Use

Opioid addiction is a widespread health crisis impacting families across the country. If you or a loved one is facing opioid addiction, there is help. The Last Resort offers treatment programs for opioid addiction treatment. Prescription methadone detox is a common treatment route for patients needing help to break the cycle of opioid addiction. Understanding the potential side effects of methadone…

Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawal from Xanax takes time as you experience symptoms of the release of the substance from your body. At The Last Resort Recovery, we offer professional solutions to help you overcome addiction and get through your Xanax withdrawal timeline. Our facility offers residential and outpatient treatment options, including detox and aftercare. What Are the Side Effects of Xanax Withdrawal? If you…

How Long Does It Take to Detox

How Long Does It Take to Detox

In the recovery community, detox refers to the detoxification process as an individual rids their body of drugs or alcohol. When detoxing from these addictive substances, you will experience withdrawal symptoms that can make this detoxification process particularly challenging. You may want to know the answer to “How long does it take to detox?” Determining the question, “How long does it…

DBT vs CBT: Which Addiction Therapy is Right for You?

DBT vs CBT: Which Addiction Therapy is Right for You?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is increasing in popularity because of its ability to help people live happier, more successful lives and no longer allowing negative thoughts to run the show. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is like CBT, but there are key differences. You should consider DBT vs CBT for certain mental illnesses. If you are interested in one of these therapies…

Is Percocet An Opioid?

Is Percocet An Opioid?

It’s frightening to see so many Americans struggling with opioid abuse. While that also includes substances like heroin and the deadly fentanyl, we want to focus on prescription painkillers, notably Percocet. By making this very comment, we have already addressed the question, “Is Percocet an opioid?” The answer is an emphatic yes. An opioid addiction treatment center provides treatment for Percocet…

Why Doing a Moral Inventory is Key to Finding Balance and Hope for People with Addiction

Why Doing a Moral Inventory is Key to Finding Balance and Hope for People with Addiction

Putting faith and control into the hands of someone else is difficult under any circumstances. When asking for guidance as lives have become unmanageable with addiction, it helps to think about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and how to develop a moral inventory, the key to finding balance and hope in 12-step recovery. Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory in Recovery The personal inventory…

How to Recognize the Signs of a Xanax Overdose

How to Recognize the Signs of a Xanax Overdose

Any discussion about Xanax abuse has to address the fact that, yes, prescription medication can be addictive. If you have fallen victim to your prescription or buy Xanax on the streets, you are taking unnecessary risks. Xanax acts to depress the central nervous system. If you have an anxiety or panic disorder, Xanax could be the perfect medical remedy. Of course,…

Why People Should Consider Wilderness Therapy for Their Loved Ones with Addiction

Why People Should Consider Wilderness Therapy for Their Loved Ones with Addiction

Wilderness therapy combines nature experiences, along with some survival techniques, to develop therapy that helps people who struggle with substance use disorders, mental health, and behavior disorders. People who go outdoors focus on their self-improvement and overcome the issue of difficult behaviors and coping mechanisms. The goal is to foster personal and social responsibility while helping them grow and find healing….

Why Men Who Are Introverts May Struggle with Depression and How to Support Their Overall Health

Why Men Who Are Introverts May Struggle with Depression and How to Support Their Overall Health

Introverts and extroverts can suffer from depression or other mental health issues, introverts often struggle more to speak out when they have to deal with it. Introverts are typically quiet and reserved, preferring quiet time away from other people. They are mistaken as being shy, but may not open as easily as an extrovert might. Introverts do not get along with…

How to Help a Man Through Life’s Transitions When Addiction Enters the Picture

How to Help a Man Through Life’s Transitions When Addiction Enters the Picture

Transitions are never easy for anyone. There are different challenges depending on the person. Men specifically struggle in unique ways that cause them to view their life differently as a result. When addiction enters the picture, men often use it as a reason to cover up the challenges they face with the transition. The mind and body crave repetition and balance….

What is Oxycontin?

What is Oxycontin?

What is Oxycontin? It is a brand name for oxycodone, a time-released opioid use to treat moderate to severe pain. The effects of Oxycontin are long-lasting – up to 12 hours. Oxycontin is among the most popular of all pain relievers because it is highly potent. For this reason, Oxycontin is also one of the most addictive painkillers on the market,…