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Percocet Addiction

What is Percocet?Percocet is a brand name prescription narcotic that is a combination of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a powerful opioid narcotic in several potent pain relievers, and Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever, whose most common brand is Tylenol. It is important to…

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President Obama Addresses Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic

Opioid Abuse is as Important a Threat as TerrorismPresident Barack Obama traveled to Atlanta Tuesday, March 29, 2016, to speak to about 2,000 people attending the 5th annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.  The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal…

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CDC Report on Opioids and Their Use

Opioids are Inappropriate Medicine for Chronic PainThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on March 15, 2016, its eagerly awaited report on opioids and the corresponding guidelines for their use as medicine for chronic pain. Presented in a Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) article, the CDC report on opioids and their use clearly…

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Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin and Heroin AddictionHeroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant, Papaver somiferum. After processing, heroin is normally seen on the street as a white or brown powder, or as a black sticky substance, which is also…

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Suboxone and Subutex Withdrawal

Suboxone and Subutex withdrawal can be extremely difficult. Subutex and Suboxone are forms of the synthetic opiate buprenorphine that was developed to help opiate addicts to end their addictions. The drug was intended to provide a safer and less-stigmatized alternative to methadone for opiate addicts. However, since buprenorphine is also an opiate, it is highly…

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Synthetic Opiates

Oceanfront Recovery offers treatment for synthetic opiates and other substance use disorders. If you are looking for help with your recovery, consider checking out our opiate addiction treatment center in Laguna Beach, CA. Learn more about synthetic opiates, how it compares to other opioids.What Are Synthetic Opiates?Synthetic opioids provide pain relief in the same way as codeine…

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Flakka Withdrawal Symptoms

Flakka is a risky synthetic stimulant that’s recently taken over the streets because it’s so affordable. Its effects are similar to meth. So a person might experience hyperactivity and aggression. But it’s a human-made substance designed to be chemically identical to the African khat shrub. Because the drug takes a person through highs and lows…

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Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal

If you have stopped using Xanax, then you may experience symptoms of Xanax withdrawal. Learn how to detect the signs of Xanax withdrawal and get professional help at our Xanax addiction treatment center in Laguna Beach, CA. Under the supervision of licensed and experienced medical staff, you received tapered doses of medication to help avoid the…

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Know the Difference Between Ice and Meth (and Why it Matters)

Meth is a stimulant drug directly impacting the central nervous system. With this, the brain is influenced by chemicals responsible for overactivity. Because of weight loss effects, doctors prescribe meth as an aid for extreme cases of obesity. Meth is intended for medical purposes, but many people become addicted to it recreationally for its euphoric…