a doctor writes and fills a prescription of benzodiazepines

Most Commonly Prescribed Benzodiazepines

Benzos, or Benzodiazepines, are psychoactive sedatives. They slow down brain functionality by enhancing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This dulls the central nervous system to create a sense of calm. They are also highly addictive. Many people use benzos due to a prescription and develop a dependence due to the sedative effects. Due to the increasing prevalence…

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Adderall Abuse and College Students

  In an increasingly competitive environment, young people feel the burden of competition and pressure to perform earlier and more intensely than ever. Unfortunately, this perception of intense competition, in conjunction with more and more young people receiving prescriptions for ADD and ADHD, is leading to an epidemic of stimulant addiction among college students. In…

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What Is Medical Detox?

Addiction is a chronic disease that stems from chemical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Overcoming addiction, like raising a child, can take a village. Many believe detox is the hardest part of recovery, but that is not the case. Many of the most challenging aspects of recovery come later. Fortunately, having a stable foundation of…

a man deals with symptoms of medication toxicity

Symptoms of Medication Toxicity

Medication toxicity occurs when too much of a prescription drug builds up in a person’s bloodstream. Drug toxicity can be dangerous, causing long-term health effects and even death. Medically supervised drug and alcohol detox ensures a person with drug toxicity remains safe and comfortable as the medication is eliminated from their system. Call Oceanfront Recovery…

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Using Cigna to Help Pay for Your Residential Treatment

Paying for treatment shouldn’t be a priority concern when you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, but unfortunately, it is a reality. At Oceanfront Recovery, we do our best to make payment easier by staying in-network with most major insurance providers, including Cigna. If you’re unsure what your policy will pay for, call Oceanfront Recovery…

Kava for opiate withdrawal

Can Kava Be Used for Opiate Withdrawal?

When you’re working toward sobriety, you may find that some approaches work better than others. Every person has different needs, and different environmental and sociological factors impact every addiction, so it’s no secret that individualized treatment can be more successful. However, this doesn’t mean that every method of detox and recovery is safe or recommended.…

alcohol detox at home

Risks of Completing Alcohol Detox at Home

Alcohol addiction is an easy trap to fall into for many people. Alcohol is readily available and socially accepted; people get drinks to celebrate, mourn, and have fun. For some, that works. For others, alcohol use can become a heavy burden to bear. It’s easy for people to develop an alcohol dependency without knowing they’re…