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Fentanyl Patch Addiction and Treatment Options

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Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid derived from morphine, and often marketed under the brand name Duragesic. The drug is very potent, at least fifty times more so than morphine. Fentanyl is typically reserved for cancer patients who…
Second DUI in California

Getting a Second DUI in California

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Introduction In California, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% implies alcohol intoxication. When someone operating a vehicle is pulled over and found to exceed the legal limit, they will be arrested with a DUI offense. Getting a “Driving…
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Why Do Opiates Make You Sick

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Opiates, whether in prescription pill form or in the form of heroin, can make you feel nauseous when you take them and nauseous when you stop them after forming a physical dependence. The drugs provoke a powerful response by the central nervous…
Taking Too Much Pain Medication

The Effects of Taking Too Much Pain Medication

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When prescription painkillers burst onto the scene in the 90s they were seen as a wonder drug. These powerful analgesics could swiftly manage moderate to severe pain and were supposedly non-habit forming. Well we all know the end of that story,…
Alcoholism Care Plan

Alcoholism Care Plan Before and After Rehab

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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

Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

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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…
How to Break Ambien Addiction

How to Break Ambien Addiction with Comprehensive Treatment

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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.…
Addiction Free

Become Addiction Free at Capo By the Sea

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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,…
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Rehab for Husband and Wife in Private Setting

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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…
Addiction Treatment for Healthcare Professionals

Addiction Treatment for Healthcare Professionals

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It is very disturbing to consider that someone who is in charge of one’s hospital or care might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Considering the outsized responsibility they have for dispensing medications or performing surgeries…