Challenges of Addiction Recovery by: Hank Robb, PhD, ABPP Though unpleasant feelings come and go You’re always around to run the show! Everybody has a voice inside his or her head that sometimes says, “How about doing something stupid?” The “stupid thing” varies from time to time, person to person, and place to place, but… Continue reading Powerless? Or PowerFUL? The Choice is Yours!
Most of the time, the world “alcohol” paints a picture of a person whose life is in complete disarray because of drinking too much. However, not all alcoholics may be categorized into such a stereotype. There is, in fact, another kind of alcoholic known as high-functioning alcoholics. High-functioning alcoholics often appear to have everything going… Continue reading High-Functioning Alcoholic: The Issues Will Come Out Eventually
Definition of Cocaine Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that comes from the coca leaves. For centuries, South America people chewed and ingested the coca leaves to get the extra energy needed for farm works. The drug also helps them breathe in thin air in high altitude mountain areas. Currently, the US government labeled cocaine… Continue reading Is Cocaine an Opiate | West Palm Beach
Growing cocaine elsewhere can be a challenge, but it is possible. Also, cocaine needs a high level of industrialization to be produced. It has been estimated that around 297g of dry coca leaf can yield a gram of cocaine, which explains why its cost is more expensive than most other illicit drugs. By comparison, 297g… Continue reading How Much Is A Gram Of Cocaine?
If used properly following under strict supervision methadone is an effective medication for severe pain. As a long-lasting drug, experts use it for Methadone Maintenance Treatment or MMT. For users who have been addicted to opiates such as heroin, MMT can ease the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. The medication also helps the user’s chance of… Continue reading Side Effects of Methadone
Fentanyl Fentanyl belongs to a group of drug called opioids, sometimes referred to as a narcotic. These drugs are derived from the Asian Poppy Plant. Doctors use fentanyl as a part of anesthesia to prevent pain after surgery or other medical procedures. The Food and Drug Administration considered the drug as a Schedule II prescription… Continue reading What is Fentanyl Patch?
Alternatives for Family & Friends -Roxanne A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator Chances are you were never taught how to manage a relationship with someone who is struggling with a substance abuse problem. You may find that without the necessary skills, your role as a family member or friend of someone with addiction becomes increasingly stressful as… Continue reading How to Help a Loved One Find Addiction Recovery