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...

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...

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┬áplenty of scientific evidence that proves drinking wrecks our sleeping patterns and prevents us from feeling as restored and...

Parkland Shooting Highlights Need for More Psychiatric Care

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The recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, has brought the issue of mental health and its relationship to gun violence into the forefront of public attention. The shooter, a 19-year-old young man with a history of psychological and behavioral problems, was apprehended by police and will eventually be brought to...

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

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The disease of alcoholism affects 17.6 million people in the United States. The impact of alcohol dependency causes significant problems for people in many different areas of their lives. In addition to the personal and professional toll alcohol consumption takes, the human body suffers tremendously from years of chronic drinking. The liver, in particular, may...

Are you unable to quit ?

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The Haven Detox provides the finest drug and alcohol detoxification services available. Our detox program is effective at counteracting the effects of drug addiction and alcoholism successfully. We do this by first eliminating the body of chemical substances and then reversing the physical dependency to return the brain to normal function. admin