Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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  • Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol
    November 3, 2021
    Valium can be an invaluable aid for individuals suffering from anxiety attacks or panic disorders. Alcohol is one of the most easily available and regularly consumed substances in the world. Unfortunately, people commonly mix alcohol and Valium on accident–or even on purpose. Understanding potential interactions between the two may...
  • Naloxone Vs Naltrexone
    October 11, 2021
    Naloxone (Narcan) and naltrexone share similar medical applications, but play different roles in the process of opioid overdose recovery. Naloxone provides life-saving aid to someone experiencing an opioid overdose, while naltrexone helps individuals overcome opioid dependence through long-term use. What Is The Difference Between Naloxone And Naltrexone? Placed side...
  • What Is A Functional Alcoholic?
    October 8, 2021
    The terms “high-functioning” or “functional alcoholic” describe individuals who suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but do not exhibit many of the common life-disrupting effects associated with alcohol abuse. An alcohol use disorder is a treatable chronic medical disorder that causes long-term changes in the brain that impair...
  • Chemical Dependency
    September 17, 2021
    Though a substance use disorder (SUD) might seem like an easily identifiable problem, they are often made up of multiple layers of pain and struggle. An individual suffering from an addiction has developed either chemical dependency to a drug, a psychological dependence, or both. Treatment for either requires multiple...
  • Carfentanil Vs Fentanyl: Are They Different?
    Despite the similarity of their names, carfentanil and fentanyl are two substances with differing effects on the human body. Though they share a similar opioid base, they have profoundly different medical applications. Additionally, the illicit use of carfentanil and fentanyl highlight a few more differences between the two–namely, the...
  • What Does Dry Drunk Syndrome Look Like?
    August 19, 2021
    While many associate “drunkenness” with behaviours like stumbling around, slurring words, or excessively loud speech, these tend to be telltale signs of intoxication by someone who has been drinking. Dry drunk syndrome, however, describes the emotions, thoughts and interactive nature of someone who has not consumed any alcohol, yet...
  • Genetic Predisposition: Is Addiction a Disease?
    August 6, 2021
    Though habitual drug and alcohol abuse has long been perceived as exclusively an issue of moral failing, modern science continues to unravel the truth about the chronic nature of addiction. The way we understand genetic predisposition has a lot to do with this changing perspective.  The term “chronic” indicates...
  • What is a Seroquel Overdose Like?
    July 30, 2021
    Individuals suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may be prescribed Seroquel to treat symptoms of their condition. As an antipsychotic, this substance can help individuals who are experiencing psychotic symptoms of a medical condition. Off-label use of Seroquel, however, can develop into a substance use disorder (SUD). Long-term misuse...
  • Methadone Withdrawal
    July 1, 2021
    Watch a commercial for any prescription drug and you may notice that it likely spends more air time disclosing all the potential side effects of a medication than talking about the benefits. A common dilemma in the medical field is the fact that a particular treatment will often solve...
  • Oxycodone and Alcohol
    June 28, 2021
    Prescribed primarily as a sedating painkiller, oxycodone falls into the drug classification of “opioid”. It is, however, unique within this classification due to its partially natural and partially synthetic production. Oxycodone is the generic term for the substance that appears under brand names such as Oxycontin, Oxaydo, and Roxicodone/Roxycodone....