Detox, Rehab & Facility Articles

Opioids vs Opiates

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The words “opiate” and “opioid” are often used interchangeably. However, there is a technical difference in the composition of the two drug variants. Looking at their differences can help drug users and others better understand the modern opioid crisis. Opiates and Opioids Defined The term “opiate” is generally used to refer to substances derived from...

Dealing with Overdose

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Drug overdose (OD) from addiction or other causes is growing extremely fast in the U.S. Most of the fatalities, as much as 200 each day, happen because of illegal opioids or prescription drugs. No matter the particular drug involved, even non-fatal instances of overdoses carry emotional aftereffects of anger, guilt and anxiety. The following information...

10 Signs you need help

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Knowing when you need help with substance use may be hard to identify. This is particularly true if you have used for a long time and feel like you have a handle on the situation. A lot of people have the same problem you do. In 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans needed help with...

What is Buprenorphine: Uses, Effects

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If you suffer from addiction, you’ve probably heard of buprenorphine. This drug is sold under a number of different brand names, and its primary purpose is to help people overcome opioid addiction. While many scientific sources view buprenorphine as a promising treatment for opioid addiction, this drug comes with inherent risks, and you should be...

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

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If you’ve recently used heroin and you are looking for a job or have an upcoming drug test, you may be wondering how long does heroin stay in your system. If you end up testing positive for heroin use, that could bring some serious consequences for your life, affecting your employment, your income and your...

Ways Alcohol Affects Sleep

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  You might drink to help yourself fall asleep, but that nightly wine or beer could be doing more harm than good. We may not intend to rob ourselves of well-deserved rest when we drink, but there’s plenty of scientific evidence that proves drinking wrecks our sleeping patterns and prevents us from feeling as restored and...