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Recognizing Painkiller Addiction

Most opioid addiction begins with prescription painkiller use that spirals out of control before a person recognizes what has happened. Many people falsely believe that painkillers are safe because a physician prescribes them, but nothing could be further from the truth. Individuals who rely on prescription painkillers for long-term pain management may develop a dependency,…

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What Is Vivitrol?

Chronic relapse is a reality for many who suffer from substance use disorders (SUD). Often, even when individuals are trying to break the cycle of addiction, the intensity of withdrawal symptoms leads them back to substance use. Medical detox is the safest way to comfortably overcome withdrawals to be able to work on the underlying…

a person putting pills into their hand suffering from prescription drug abuse

Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse

Most people acquire prescription drugs legally from their doctor for legitimate reasons, take them as prescribed, and stop taking them when no longer needed. However, many people begin to misuse them for their psychoactive effects. The misuse of prescription drugs involves taking them other than how they were explicitly prescribed. The most commonly abused prescription…