History of Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Often individuals who are struggling with an addiction are also struggling with mental health issues. The two are usually found together. This condition is known as Co-Occurring Disorder. It has been suggested that those individuals with an addiction are twice as likely to suffer from at least one mental health issue Addiction and Mental Health Read More…

Xanax Overdose

Xanax Overdose: Can it Happen?

Xanax is usually prescribed to treat general anxiety and panic disorders, as well as anxiety brought on by depression. The way the drug reduces anxiety is by slowing the flow of chemicals to the brain that may have become unbalanced. Yes, it is possible to overdose on Xanax, however it is very difficult to do so. Read More…

Methadone for Opiate Addiction Recovery

Using Methadone for Opiate Addiction Recovery

Methadone is one option people use in treatment for drug detoxification to mitigate symptoms of withdrawal and block effects of opiate drugs. Withdrawal symptoms can be eliminated and drug cravings relieved using methadone. Learn more about how methadone works, how it helps address drug addiction and the general properties of the medication.   Opiate Withdrawal Read More…

Symptoms of Heroin Detox

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Detox

Heroin is a highly addictive drug which can have lifelong, negative consequences. When heroin exits the system, an individual experiences severe withdrawal symptoms, which vary in terms of intensity and duration depending on many factors. Learn what to expect during withdrawal and how to seek help for a heroin detox. Effects of Withdrawal When heroin Read More…