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Agonist vs Antagonist Drugs for Addiction Treatment

Agonist vs Antagonist Drugs

It’s important to understand the difference between agonist vs antagonist drugs used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program. Addiction and overdose deaths present a unique health challenge to society. One-size fits all treatment approaches are not effective, so recovery methods must be customized for each person’s particular needs and type of substance use. … Read more

Difference Between a PHP Program and IOP Treatment

Difference Between PHP Program and IOP Treatment

A PHP Program and IOP Treatment are two of the most effective ways for people seeking treatment for substance use addiction and mental health issues to continue recovery and prevent a relapse. There are several levels of care for substance use addiction and mental health treatment. These include full-time residential inpatient services and outpatient services … Read more

Polypharmacy in the Elderly, Statistics and Prevention

Polypharmacy in the Elderly

The literal Polypharmacy definition is “many medications.” Most healthcare providers consider polypharmacy in the elderly to include patients who are 65-years of age or older that are taking five or more medications on a daily basis. While taking five or more medications every day may be unavoidable for some people, it’s important to understand polypharmacy … Read more

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

Fear of getting fired at work is a common concern for people considering addiction treatment, so it’s important to understand how to go to rehab and keep your job. Just because a person struggles with addiction, it doesn’t mean that he or she is not part of the workforce. The fact is, one in 10 … Read more

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 28, 2023. The next Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday, April 27, 2024. Even though most people consider prescription medications to be safe, the misuse of prescription drugs has become a serious public health problem in America. According to a 2017 National Survey on Drug Use … Read more

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

For anyone seeking treatment for addiction and mental health issues, it can be difficult and confusing to understand some of the terminologies. One of the most frequently used terms is “Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction,” but what does that really mean? What is Evidence Based Treatment? Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT), is based on the principles of evidence-based … Read more

Whippets Drug Side Effects, Dangers and Addiction

Whippets Drug

The Whippets Drug is one of the most common inhalants used recreationally by teens and young adults to get high. Like so many things in life, something seemingly harmless and enjoyable can become dangerous and deadly when misused. Whipped cream, for example, may garnish your pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or top your favorite Frappuccino. This … Read more

Mixing Xanax and Alcohol Side Effects and Risks

Xanax and Alcohol

Misusing any substances like drugs or alcohol will eventually take a toll on the body, but mixing two depressants together like Xanax and alcohol can be especially dangerous. When these two substances are combined, it can result in serious health complications ranging from liver damage to an accidental overdose. Anyone who is struggling with an … Read more

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week in March

inhalants and poisons

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week is March 12 to 18, 2023 Can inhalants kill you? Yes, inhalants are known for causing a sudden death, commonly referred to as “sudden sniffing death syndrome.” Inhalants are substances that are rarely taken any other way than through breathing them in. The scary thing is that children as … Read more