Category Archives: Addiction Help

Reflections Recovery Center is here to provide addiction treatment resources and help for addiction. Visit our blog for helpful tips, information and more.

  • Risk Factors for Alcoholism
    June 28, 2022
    Alcohol use disorder (AUD)—commonly referred to as “alcoholism”—is a type of substance use disorder (SUD) that involves the uncontrollable consumption of alcohol.  Individuals who suffer from alcoholism may not be able to stop themselves from drinking too much, and often have physical or mental dependence on alcohol. This makes...
  • Ambien Withdrawal
    March 1, 2022
    No matter what substance a person is breaking an addiction to, going through withdrawals is an uncomfortable experience. Ambien withdrawal  What Is Ambien? Ambien–a brand-name for the drug zolpidem–is a sleep-inducing medication most often prescribed to people suffering from insomnia.   Ambien is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that activates gamma...
  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    February 8, 2022
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. Concentrated up-front treatment as well as long-term support to prevent relapse...
  • Prednisone and Alcohol
    February 7, 2022
    Taken separately from one another and in their proper context and amounts, prednisone and alcohol have only mild potential side effects. There are inherent dangers that arise when a person combines alcohol with prescription drugs. Some of the side effects can even be fatal. Prednisone Before investigating the mixture...
  • Drug Induced Psychosis
    January 20, 2022
    Drug induced psychosis–also known as substance induced psychotic disorder–refers to an episode of hallucinations and/or delusions experienced as a result of a substance. This condition can result from the use, misuse, or stop-use of a certain drug. People most often experience drug induced psychosis due to: having too much...
  • Adderall Overdose
    January 18, 2022
    Adderall is a prescription drug doctors often use to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and severe sleep disorders (such as narcolepsy). In its prescriptive form, Adderall can help those suffering from ADHD to minimize the severity of their symptoms. However, Adderall has a potential for addiction, and misuse...
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
    January 4, 2022
    Recovery from drug and alcohol abuse involves far more than just breaking the body’s chemical dependence upon a substance. The psychological, emotional, and relational factors that lead to addiction must also be addressed. This is what makes substance abuse counseling so important on the road to recovery. What Is...
  • Oxycodone vs Percocet
    December 20, 2021
    Oxycodone and Percocet are two of the most common prescription opioid painkillers on the market. While they are not necessarily synonymous, they are closely related.  Oxycodone is a generic name for an opioid drug that appears under various brand names (e.g. OxyContin). Percocet is a brand name for a...
  • How to Stop Feeling Disconnected
    December 10, 2021
    Mental illness can impact anyone, and sometimes it can be difficult to know when or if help is necessary. Depression, grief, and tragedy can be pervasive in everyday life, and suffering from any kind of mental illness can eventually worsen into a severe problem. What Does “Feeling Disconnected” Mean?...
  • Precipitated Withdrawal
    December 8, 2021
    Withdrawal usually refers to the sensations and symptoms someone experiences when they stop using an addictive substance. Precipitated withdrawal, however, refers to withdrawal caused by a medication. Substances like Suboxone and Naloxone can be helpful resources for medically-assisted recovery from opioid addiction. Without careful application and monitoring, however, they...