Tag Archives: opiate addiction

Fentanyl Overdose, Cocaine, Drug Addiction & Alcoholism

When I was 5 years old I never envisioned myself at 22 years old in fentanyl overdose, using cocaine, with a drug addiction and alcoholism. In fact, I thought I would be a veterinarian because I liked animals. I was using drugs in high school and drinking quite a bit, but I was still good […]

What to Look for in a San Diego Treatment Center

If you or someone you know is facing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are likely looking for the right treatment center so that you can combat the problem for good. You have probably encountered a range of advertisements promising to hold the answers that can put addiction in the past, but they are […]

What Do I Bring to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

Choosing to admit yourself to rehab is a huge decision. This time of transition is a stressful one, but it shouldn’t have to be! Wherever you choose to start your recovery, your treatment center is committed to making this period of change as easy and comfortable as possible. They’ll take the guesswork out of things […]

Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale

The assessment of the stages of withdrawal from opiates requires a clinician to administer a test with an 11-item measurement tool. The clinical opiate withdrawal scale rates the severity of symptoms that patients typically present. Taking the Test Clinicians can assess a client in either an inpatient or an outpatient setting. The combined scores provide […]

Benefits of 12 Step Rehab

Around 74 percent of rehab facilities incorporate 12 step methods into well-rounded treatment programs. The 12 step model was created when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935. The two founders were a physician and a would-be lawyer who was too intoxicated to pick up his diploma from law school. Both men stayed sober for the […]

Western University Scientists Discover An Opiate Addiction Switch In The Brain

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 […]

A Chance to Change

“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, […]

Opiate Addiction on the Rise

Opiates are powerfully addictive, both physically and psychologically; the withdrawal process is severe. Symptoms of withdrawal include suicidal ideation, cold sweats, immobility, insomnia, severe diarrhea, abnormal body temperature and heartbeat, and clinical depression. Professional help is needed. Abuse of prescription drugs is rising among American young adults even as use of other drugs seems to […]