7 Ways to Maintain Sobriety After Rehab

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 24, 2020

When you graduate from a substance abuse program, that’s a HUGE accomplishment. No one can ever take that away from you. But spending 30 days (or four months) in rehab and expecting all of those triggers to be gone isn’t realistic. To maintain sobriety after rehab and live your best sober life, you need a plan Read More

21 Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Abuse

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 16, 2020

In 2018, about ten million people misused opioids in 2018 and two out of three drug overdose deaths were due to opioids. Opioids are chemicals that interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain and reduce the intensity of pain signals and feelings of pain.2 Opiates are natural opioids. Natural opioids or opiates include Read More

Top Opioid Addiction Facts

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 26, 2020

Opioid abuse is a very serious public health problem in the United States. Drug addiction can affect anyone at any point in their life, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. Prevention and prompt treatment at a drug rehabilitation center are keys to addressing the crisis, which is why, now more than Read More

The Opioid Withdrawal Timeline

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 25, 2020

Opioids (sometimes called narcotic analgesics) are a class of potent and immensely addictive substances. They include both illegally manufactured drugs and pharmaceutical medications used to treat moderate-to-acute levels of pain. Opiates are a category of opioids containing the active ingredient opium, which is sourced from poppy plants. That said, many people use the terms “opiate” Read More

The Difference Between Opioid vs. Opiate

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 25, 2020

Abuse of opioids and opiates is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Devastatingly, an average of 128 people die every day from an overdose. And the epidemic hurts more than those who abuse opioids and opiates — it’s a public health crisis that impacts families, communities, and the economy. When considering the cost of Read More

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