The Path to Painkiller Addiction and How to Get Off of It

Painkiller addiction is an epidemic in the U.S. Opioids, drugs that help to alleviate pain, can be highly addictive. Some are illegal, like heroin and fentanyl. Others are legal prescription medications. These include drugs like oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and codeine. Prescription painkillers help millions of people live with less pain, but if they…

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Signs of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a stimulant drug or ‘upper.’ This means it temporarily boosts mood, alertness, and energy. Cocaine is also highly addictive, and it can damage users’ physical and mental health. It’s important to be on the lookout for signs of cocaine use in a loved one. Cocaine addiction can ruin lives and put a strain…

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

We’re so grateful to you for reading and sharing our blog posts! Wondering what other people loved this year? Check out our most-read blogs of 2018. Whether you’re struggling with addiction, love someone who is, you’re a physician, or you just want to learn more, we hope you find some hope and guidance here. 1.…

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5 Signs of Alcoholism

If you’re worried that a loved one is suffering from alcoholism, it’s important to be on the lookout for tell-tale signs. Some of the symptoms of alcoholism may be obvious; others are a bit subtler. Get in-the-know, so you can take the next steps to help your loved one leave alcohol abuse in the past.…

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