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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Power of Laughter in Addiction Recovery “What the hell do I have to laugh about in the midst of all of this chaos, personal wreckage, and self-pity?” Being in the throes of active addiction is not a laughing matter. It’s an alienating disease that destroys health, relationships, careers and more. Sounds overwhelming. Yikes. You might […]
Opioid Addiction – How to Help Your Loved One We’ve all seen the headlines about America’s opioid epidemic. We know that addiction to opioids is increasingly commonplace—and increasingly dangerous. There is a decent chance that someone you know and love is facing a struggle with opioid addiction. Yet, there is one thing these headlines don’t […]
Addiction and Eating Disorders Addiction and eating disorders are not two topics you may readily associate with one another. After all, one involves drugs or alcohol and the other involves food and body image. However, these two conditions have many similarities and can go hand-in-hand. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse […]