Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand, creating a complex web that can be difficult to untangle. In this blog, we will explore the deep link between trauma and addiction, delving into the origins of trauma and its intersection with substance abuse. Through case … Read more
A Brief History of Fentanyl Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, was initially designed for pain management during treatments for cancer patients in 1959 and introduced into treatment programs in 1960. In 1970, fentanyl was classified as a Schedule II narcotic under the United States Controlled Substances … Read more
Group therapy can be an important component of both inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery. Therapists are usually happy to guide these sessions. However, it can be helpful if you come prepared with an idea of what to discuss with your therapist. If you put some … Read more
When people think of drug addiction, they most often tend to think of drug users living in dingy alleyways or purchasing illegal narcotics on the streets. However, the reality is that large numbers of people get addicted to prescription drugs as well. In fact, in … Read more
Patients in six American states will have free access to the Evzio naloxone auto-injector which is a medication used for reversing an opioid overdose. This is a very important medication that is available by way of a pilot program since America currently has an opioid … Read more
Around the end of March of this year, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported that there were 50 cases of severe bleeding linked with the use of synthetic cannabinoids in that state, including two cases where patients died. The synthetic drug which … Read more
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is sold on the street under names such as Blotter, Dots, Trips, and acid. The designs on the blotter paper also influence the name, such as Purple Dragon. LSD is an odorless, colorless, bitter-tasting synthetic drug that has been around since the 1930s. It is a potent hallucinogen and is manufactured from lysergic acid found in ergot (a fungus) on rye and grains. LSD is diluted as a liquid for oral use or produced in a crystalline form that is mixed with excipients.
Drug overdose is a major problem in the United States. Illicit and prescription drug abuse has plagued our country for years, and now, the statistics apply to professional athletes. In a recent survey of more than 150 NFL players, the use of chemical opioids was extremely common and encouraged by some league physicians. The addiction qualities of opioid painkillers are basically a Russian Roulette for some pain sufferers, however.
This is a longer term commitment for those heavily addicted to drug and/ or alcohol who may need more time to get sober from their years of long term abuse of alcohol and drugs. These addicts have developed habits that they need to learn how to break and re-learn new healthy
ones to replace them with the assistance from the addiction professionals and counselors in the program to teach you how to stay clean and sober for the long term life recovery.
Drug addiction, in most cases, goes untreated. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug and Health, 9.4 percent of the US population aged12 or older had to be treated for drug or
alcohol abuse problem in 2007. Of those people surveyed, 2.4 million individuals (10.4 percent) needed treatment or received treatment at a specialty rehabilitation (rehab) center by addiction professionals.