What Happens to the Body When You Detox?


Detox is the first step of a comprehensive alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. When your mind and body become addicted to drugs or alcohol, it forces your body’s (and especially your brain’s) chemistry to function differently. Chemical changes occur in your brain, digestive system, skin, blood stream and internal organs throughout an addiction to one or multiple substances. Regardless of whether it’s alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin or methamphetamine, quitting cold turkey, with no assistance can obviously be very difficult. Once a chemical dependency is created psychologically and physically, your body will need to adjust to the absence of those substances, which is best completed in a medically-supervised setting.

What is Outpatient Treatment & How Does It Work?

Have you or a loved one recently just begun struggling with an addiction and are wondering what options are available for treatment? Generally, there are two main types of treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction, inpatient drug rehabilitation and outpatient drug rehabilitation. ​Outpatient treatment​ is designed for those with a mild addiction who also […]

6 Relapse Triggers for Drug Use & How to Avoid Them


Relapse triggers are environmental, social, mental or emotional situations that remind someone in addiction recovery of their past drug and alcohol use. These triggers are like mental cues that can create the innate urge for someone to use alcohol or drugs again. Situations like this may lead to a relapse if left unchecked. Different triggers […]

What is Narcan and How Can Narcan be Used?

what is narcan

Narcan has been a hot topic of discussion in recent months, but what is Narcan exactly, and what can Narcan be used for? When Narcan makes the news, all too often it does so in murky circumstances. In July 2018, singing sensation Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital following an apparent drug overdose. Evidence from […]

Sports Gambling Legalization and the Negative Impact on Addicts

Sports Gambling Legalization

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law, essentially opening the door to sports gambling legalization. Americans already make an estimated $150 billion betting on pro and amateur sports each year. The difference is that now those bets won’t be illegal. It wasn’t a new law that the Supreme […]

Types of Addictions | List of Various Addictions

Types of Addiction

There are so many different types of addiction that it is sometimes difficult to understand the problems which face us. At Get Real Recovery, we provide a range of resources aimed at combating addiction and increase understanding of what can be a dangerous issue.   This handy guide is part of this. Read on to […]

Roxicodone Addiction Treatment

Roxicodone Addiction Treatment

Roxicodone:  Side-Effects, Withdrawals, Recovery Roxicodone (often called “roxies/roxys” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. Roxicodone addiction treatment is only available through qualified treatment centers like Get Real Recovery. Withdrawals from Roxicodone Abuse Someone […]

Women and Alcoholism

Women and Alcoholism

Women and Alcoholism How a Glass of Wine a Night has Turned into an Addict Wine is often considered a classy drink, a reward for the busy, sophisticated man or woman, something to be sipped, tasted, and enjoyed over dinner. But when a glass poured for decompression turns into one poured out of need, we’re […]

Know Your Addiction Triggers

Addiction Triggers

Know Your Addiction Triggers Whether you are in addiction recovery or not, do you know your addiction triggers?  Are you an addict looking to regain control of your life? Have you hit a bottom? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Do you ever wonder what the possibilities might be for happiness […]

Identifying Alcoholism – Physical and Behavioral Signs

Identifying Alcoholism

Identifying Alcoholism Identifying alcoholism as an active drinker is seldom seen.  Most of us do not like to think we have lost control of our drinking.   Like most every other alcoholic, I, too, was ashamed to admit I had a problem. It wasn’t as if I was falling down in the street or making a fool […]