getting an alcoholic into rehab
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Getting An Alcoholic Into Rehab

Once of the most daunting challenges you will ever face is that of successfully getting an alcoholic into rehab. To an outsider it may seem puzzling that this should be an issue at all. The obvious fallout that goes hand in hand with alcoholism…
opiates to manage pain
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Why People Should Avoid Using Opiates To Manage Pain Even If It Is Prescribed By A Doctor

Given the epidemic of opioid and opiate drug abuse in the United States, people should probably avoid using opiates to manage pain, especially chronic pain, even when they are prescribed by a doctor. The side effects and dangers are too great.…
Alcoholism Care Plan
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Alcoholism Care Plan Before and After Rehab

Approaching addiction treatment for an alcohol use disorder should involve some careful thought and planning. Undertaking the monumental task of first getting sober and then learning how to live a life in recovery is not an insignificant one.…
Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia
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Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

It is well known that chronic heavy drinking will eventually wreak havoc on the body. Specifically, most people are aware that untreated alcoholism ultimately leads to serious liver disease and failure. Other known health risks associated with…
Heroin and Fentanyl
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The Deadly Combination of Heroin and Fentanyl

About four years ago there was a sudden surge in overdose deaths, at the time attributed to heroin. It wasn’t clear why the drastic uptick in heroin overdoses were happening at first. Eventually, the answer came: Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic…
Long Term Effects of Vicodin Use
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Long Term Effects of Vicodin Use

Most of us have taken Vicodin for some reason or another, whether to control painful dental infections, sustaining an injury, or following surgery. Vicodin is the most highly prescribed opioid in the U.S., with 136 million prescriptions filled…
How to Break Ambien Addiction
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How to Break Ambien Addiction with Comprehensive Treatment

Insomnia is one of the most mentioned complaints heard in the doctor’s office. It seems more people struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep than ever before, and subsequently a large number of Americans are dependent on sleep inducing medications.…
Opioid Addiction: Effects on the Family
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Xanax and Alcohol Overdose Symptoms

The darling of the benzodiazepine family of prescription sedatives is Xanax, a fast acting drug with almost immediate calming effects. With the crazy hectic lifestyle most adults live, navigating the compounding demands of childrearing and work,…
Addiction Free
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Become Addiction Free at Capo By the Sea

At some juncture while in active addiction you might close your eyes and allow yourself to recall an earlier time in life when you felt authentically happy.  In that mental image of the former you joy and peace radiate from your being. Sadly,…
rehab for husband and wife
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Rehab for Husband and Wife in Private Setting

Most likely, when a couple took their vows on their wedding day they did not include the words “I vow to share the rehab experience with you.”  Nope, chances are addiction was the furthest thing from the couple’s minds on the day they…