Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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  • 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....
  • The Alcoholic Nose Myth
    June 18, 2021
    Snout…Schnoz…Honker…Nozzle…Sniffer…whatever name you call it, a prominent nose can be a distinguishing characteristic. Often, unfortunately, a distinctive nose is viewed less than favorably. This is especially true for someone thought of as having an “alcoholic nose.” What is Alcoholic Nose? Rhinophyma, the medical term for “alcoholic nose” or “drinker’s...
  • Cymbalta and Alcohol
    June 2, 2021
    Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Irenka or Cymbalta, is a prescription medication that usually comes as a capsule. Doctors usually prescribe Cymbalta for anxiety or depression, but they may also recommend it to help relieve pain. Cymbalta can lead to complications with the liver, so consuming alcohol with...
  • Morphine Addiction & Withdrawal Effects
    May 24, 2021
    Morphine is one of the most abused drug substances in the world. According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), morphine’s high rate of abuse potential is closely associated with the chronically high frequency of its administration. Morphine and its opiate counterparts have highly addictive properties that, without...
  • Lyrica Withdrawal
    December 15, 2020
    Lyrica, or pregabalin, is a prescription drug used to treat neuropathic pain and seizures. However, it is also known to be addictive and can cause serious thoughts of depression and suicidal thoughts. 
  • Signs of Cocaine Use
    November 23, 2020
    Cocaine abuse and addiction can take a toll on every part of a person's life. Here are some of the most obvious signs of cocaine use to look out for.