New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

Is Addiction Rehab a Good Time to Quit Smoking?

Addiction rehab is a time when clients focus on making positive changes in their lives – stopping drug and alcohol use, engaging in healthier activities, implementing more structure into their daily routines, building independence, and preventing relapse. It can also be a good time to quit smoking, a habit that often accompanies drug or alcohol Read More

Outpatient Treatment at Northbound

Intensive outpatient treatment is a great way to continue your recovery after spending time in residential treatment. Additionally, outpatient services can be a resource for people who require some level of clinical care, but can’t afford to attend residential extended care. Outpatient treatment can often be scheduled around a work schedule, while still meeting your Read More

Food Journaling and Diet in Drug Rehab

It was recently discovered through research that the best way to lose weight and eat healthy is to keep a food journal.  I have experienced this myself.  Keeping track of everything I ate during a day helped me keep track of how much, or how little protein I was taking in and looking up the Read More

Schemas and Scripts – False Memory and Drug Addiction Treatment

There are schemas and scripts when it comes to memory. A schema is an organized, structured set of information about a concept, theme, or person. Schemas involve categorization of any type of information in the world (ex: hospital, patients, nurses, etc.). Scripts are schemas for an event in the world. For example a restaurant script Read More

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