Category Archives: Addiction Help

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  • Hydrocodone and Alcohol
    September 15, 2020
    Combining any drug with alcohol can lead to an overdose and should be avoided. Some combinations, such as hydrocodone and alcohol, are especially dangerous. Generally speaking, drinking alcohol should always be avoided after taking any kind of medication. However, in order to understand why, it is important to know...
  • Living Sober
    September 3, 2020
    Sober living is  – you guessed it – a lifelong journey. It’s also a richly rewarding one, though it’s no easy task. Becoming independent of addiction can take months or even years, which is why it’s so important to maintain that hard-earned sobriety on a daily basis. Here are...
  • Benadryl and Alcohol
    September 2, 2020
    While most people associate drug overdoses with intentional drug abuse, common over-the-counter drugs can still pose a risk when mixed with other substances. This includes combinations such as Benadryl and alcohol.  What is Benadryl? Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine medication used to treat mild allergies caused by insect bites,...
  • Cocaine Overdose
    August 11, 2020
    Cocaine is a stimulant that people often abuse as a recreational “party” drug. While most people incorrectly think it is safer than its close relative, crack cocaine, pure cocaine is just as dangerous and addictive and can cause a fatal overdose. What is cocaine? Cocaine is derived from the...
  • Most Dangerous Drugs
    July 29, 2020
    When looking at a list of the most dangerous drugs in the US, it is important to specify what “dangerous” means. A danger ranking that is is simply taken from death and hospitalization statistics will look very different from one based on lethal dosage or even the likelihood of...
  • Relapse Prevention Plan
    July 15, 2020
    If you or a loved one has gone through the recovery process, then relapse is an all too familiar term.  Unfortunately, relapse is a common occurrence for those struggling with substance abuse.  Too often, people will enter sobriety, work on themselves and their substance issues, only to relapse after...
  • Addiction Severity Index
    July 14, 2020
    Holistic treatment is one of the most successful approaches to substance abuse disorders. While treating a drug or alcohol problem at face value can have a temporary “band aid” effect, lifetime recovery is difficult or impossible without addressing its root causes. When someone dealing with addiction and their therapist...
  • Why is fentanyl so dangerous?
    June 9, 2020
    America has been in the midst of an opioid epidemic since early 2017 and fentanyl has been at the forefront of this public health emergency. The amount of deaths caused by fentanyl begs the question why is fentanyl so dangerous? What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which...
  • Gabapentin High
    June 1, 2020
    According to GoodRX, gabapentin is the fourth most prescribed drug in the United States. Due to its prevalence and popularity, it has slowly made its way into the realm of drug abuse and addiction. What is Gabapentin? Gabapentin is a prescription drug used to prevent seizures. An anticonvulsant or...
  • Meth Overdose
    May 12, 2020
    In late 2019, methamphetamine became the largest contributor of overdose deaths in the United States, slowly passing fentanyl as the center of America’s drug epidemic. In 2017 alone, an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States had reported using meth in the past year and a further 964,000...