Young Adults & Addiction to Pain Meds

by baladmin | January 17, 2014

Young Adults Increase Pain Med Use Addiction to pain pills has seriously increased among young adults over the last five years. The abuse of Oxycontin and other Opiates has resulted in many  young adult visits to the hospital emergency room in addition to untimely deaths. Pain pills are the more popular drug among young people […]

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FDA Changes Regulation Of Painkillers

by baladmin | October 30, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on changing the regulations on prescription narcotic painkillers. For years pharmaceutically manufactured versions of opiates, created to mimic the effects of heroin, codeine, and morphine, have lead to thousands of premature and preventable deaths. Without a complete understanding of what these highly-addictive painkillers are really doing to […]

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Tramadol Withdrawal Timeline

by baladmin | October 3, 2013

Tramadol, also known by its pharmaceutical name, Ultram, is a less abused version of the drug class, opiates. Derived from the opium produced by the poppy plant, opiates are painkillers created to mimic the effects of heroin, morphine, and codeine. The pharmaceutical versions you may be more familiar with are Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Norco, Dilaudid, […]

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Western University Scientists Discover An Opiate Addiction Switch In The Brain

by baladmin | October 2, 2013

Opiate addiction can happen quickly and when it does, the person is rendered powerless of the drug, be it heroin, morphine, codeine, or a pharmaceutical version, like Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, Percocet, or Opana. Learning how opiates affect the brain can help determine appropriate prevention, education, intervention, and treatment measures so that the millions of people […]

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A Chance to Change

by baladmin | August 20, 2013

“Super flu”, “evening”, and “a la canona” all refer to the onset of heroin withdrawal symptoms. To put it lightly, the experience is unpleasant and people who make it through never want to endure the pain and discomfort again. People who have been using opiates, like heroin, morphine, codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and other opioids, […]

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Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

by baladmin | April 25, 2013

Withdrawal from an opiate, like heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Norco, morphine, or codeine, is painful and extremely uncomfortable, but it is not life-threatening, and it must be endured in order to get clean from such a harmful set of drugs. Opiate withdrawal symptoms are similar to a bad case of the flu: Muscle aches Bone […]

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The Latest Developments in Opiate Withdrawal Treatment

by baladmin | April 15, 2013

Opiate withdrawal is unpleasant, so the medical world continues to work on ways to improve opiate withdrawal treatment and the detoxification process. All detox should be medically-monitored. With the involvement of a trained medical professional, the body’s operation of ridding itself of the opiate, or combination of substances, can be carried out more smoothly. Certain medications […]

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The Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal

by baladmin | April 10, 2013

Opiate withdrawal is difficult, but not life-threatening. If you, or a loved one, has been abusing a drug like heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, Norco, or any other opiate, medically-monitored detoxification is the first step in getting clean. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal include the following: Agitation and irritability Anxiety Muscle aches and pains Increased tearing Insomnia […]

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Painless Detox-First Step in Rehab

by baladmin | January 15, 2013

The first step in the recovery process for some clients is detox. Detoxification of the drugs and alcohol in a painless and comfortable way is the optimum way to begin a new addiction treatment rehab program at Balboa Horizons. When our patient first arrives, we will assess his or her situation and then begin the […]

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Opiate Addiction and Abuse: The Growing Epidemic

by baladmin | December 12, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Narcotic painkillers are among the most popular prescription drugs in the U.S and the use of them quadrupled between 1999 and 2010. Every year, doctors write about 300 million prescriptions for painkillers. That is enough for every adult American to be medicated around the clock for […]

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