Category Archives: opiates

benzos vs opiates

Benzos vs Opiates: What You Need to Know and How to Recognize a Problem

You’ve read the news about the rising addiction to both benzos and opiates in the United States and the rest of the world.  You know there’s a serious problem — but you’re not certain you have a grasp of what these pills are and what they can do. You’d like to learn

oxycontin addiction

7 Warning Signs Your Loved One Has an Oxycontin Addiction

Oxycontin addiction is nothing to play around with. In the US, 46 people die per day from overdoses on prescription opioids like oxycontin. This is a sobering thought. If you suspect that your loved one is struggling with an oxycontin addiction, it’s also a terrifying one.  But how do you know for

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Is There a Difference Between Opiates, Opioids, and Narcotics?

The words narcotic, opiate, and opioid are often used interchangeably to describe addictive drugs that are or have been used as pain medications. While “narcotic” is often thought of as a synonym for “illegal drug,” it really describes a drug that induces narcosis or insensibility. The word narcotic is also

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What Suboxone Doctors Don’t Know

Doctors prescribe Suboxone in hopes their patients will kick their opiate addiction and ease symptoms of withdrawal. It almost sounds great, doesn’t it? Detox with no symptoms or lessened symptoms? It isn’t. To start, you are only trading one addiction for another and never addressing the root cause of your

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How Long Do I Have To Go To An Addiction Detox Center?

You’re not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point your drug use changed from something recreational and it turned into an addiction. It’s a problem that is too much to handle alone. Walking away isn’t an option. The source of your addiction keeps reeling you back in, temptation,

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Do I Need Detox for Oxycodone If I Just Took It For Post-Surgical Pain And Now I May Be Addicted?

Addiction to oxycodone and other strong opioids can happen without warning and in many different ways. These drugs can be seductive, and there is no way to know for sure who is at extra risk for addiction and who isn’t. You won’t know that until you are already addicted. You