Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • How to Help a Family Member Addicted to Pain Medication
    March 26, 2018
    Opioid addiction is a serious problem in our society and has rightfully been labeled a national epidemic. However, after surgeries or during injuries, some people are looking for relief, and pain medication can be helpful. Finding a balance between alleviating pain and preventing dependency can be tricky. Dependency can...
  • Roxicodone Addiction, Withdrawal and Treatment for Detox and Rehab
    March 19, 2018
    Balancing Roxicodone Risks of Dependency with Its Benefits Roxicodone, also known as Roxycodone, is an opioid. More specifically, it is a white crystalline powder that comes from the opium alkaloid thebaine. It has an immediate release, and like many opioids, physicians can prescribe it to help patients deal with...
  • Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends in 2018
    March 12, 2018
    Statistics on Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends The United States makes up around 5 percent of the planet’s total population but uses approximately 80 percent of the opioid supply around the world. Additionally, one in four people who have been prescribed opioids for long periods in a primary care...
  • The Science of Addiction Cravings and Preventing Relapse
    March 5, 2018
    Brain Science Explains Addiction Cravings Psychology explains that cravings are common, often coming from a place of incompleteness or a need for relief from suffering. The feeling of incompleteness — feeling inadequate, flawed or fundamentally lacking in some way — can be a source of great psychological pain for...