Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction


Effective Treatment Can Sometimes Seem Elusive Finding effective treatment for drug addiction is often elusive for addicts and their family members. Some individuals attempt to find the right treatment for years, moving from one program to another while frequently relapsing. What began as a choice to first take an illicit drug or use a prescription […]

Dextromethorphan Addiction Facts

Dextromethorphan Addiction Facts

What Is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient found in a number of cold and cough suppressants commonly sold without prescription. Some of the more popular over the counter cough medicines with this particular ingredient include Robitussin DM, Robitussin Cough and Congestion, Vicks 44E, and Mucinex DM. If used according to the label instructions, the […]

Percocet Addiction Facts & Long-Term Treatment


What Is Percocet? Percocet is prescribed to treat severe pain and is designed for short-term usage only. As a compound of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone, Percocet is highly addictive even in as little as one week of continuous use. Percocet creates a euphoric effect similar to Heroin or Morphine, but at a greatly reduced level of […]

Hydrocodone Addiction Facts & Treatment

Hydrocodone Addiction

What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is an analgesic often combined with Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Aspirin. Sold under the name of Vicodin, Lorcet, and Vicoprofen, Hydrocodone is a synthetically modified, opiate derivative that is marketed as a pain killer. Hydrocodone Addiction Hydrocodone addiction can lead to severe and life-endangering withdrawal symptoms. Regular use of products with Hydrocodone […]

Drug Interactions


Individuals with chemical sensitivity issues (e.g., perfume, soaps, and aerosol sprays) or allergic reactions to known substances (e.g., Codeine or Morphine) may in fact be more aware of the dangers associated with drug interaction than the average person. The problem remains, however, that many people often unconsciously combine prescription and non-prescription drugs with alcohol without […]

Antipsychotic Medications Used in Treating Co-Occurring Disorders


How Are Antipsychotic Medications Used to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders? Antipsychotic medications are often used to treat mental disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder (e.g., manic depressive), and Schizophrenia. Medication can treat but cannot cure the disorder. Side effects from antipsychotic medications vary with the individual and the medication. Co-occurring disorders are identified as […]

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids. With a potency that’s 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl use comes with a strong risk of addiction and overdose. Taking fentanyl for surgery or severe pain under a doctor’s orders is the safest way to use it. But whether you use fentanyl recreationally or therapeutically, you […]

7 Benefits of Getting Sober at a Young Age

7 Benefits of Getting Sober at a Young Age

In our society, people often turn a blind eye to drug and alcohol use at a young age. Therefore, it can be difficult for young people to determine whether they have a substance abuse disorder. Are they just experimenting, or do they need help getting sober? You might feel as though you’re simply partying a […]

9 Tips for Staging an Intervention

Staging an Intervention

Staging an intervention for someone who is struggling with addiction is intimidating. You want to help this person, but you have heard that you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. You’re worried that your plan will backfire, pushing away your loved one instead of showing them that they have your support. Pros […]

Qualities to Look for in Drug Rehab Centers in Texas

Drug Addiction Treatment in Texas

Drug rehab centers in Texas vary, depending on your needs and who owns the drug treatment centers. Not all drug treatment is the same. The best treatment centers have specific qualities that ensure you get the care you need to recover from drug addiction: Family Owned Based on Success Discharge Plan   Characteristics of Quality […]