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Types of Painkillers

Doctors prescribe people many different types of painkillers based on their needs. While they have been a great help to many suffering in pain, they have also led to problems. For example, you may have heard about opiate abuse, overdose, and other issues. You may have been prescribed painkillers by your doctors and aren’t sure…

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Cocaine Withdrawal Process

When dealing with cocaine addiction, many people fear going through detox. They may have concerns about what to expect during the cocaine withdrawal process. It’s common to feel a hesitancy based on fear and anxiety. However, by putting off what you need to do to deal with your cocaine addiction, you may slip into deeper…

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Signs of a Benzo Overdose

If you are using benzodiazepines (benzos), you may have wondered whether you can experience a benzo overdose. This medication is sometimes overlooked as a potential danger. Some people may think that because a doctor prescribes benzodiazepines that they can’t overdose from them. However, just like any other substance, you can experience a benzo overdose, too.…

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Stages of Detox

If you are considering quitting drugs or alcohol, you probably want to know what the stages of detox are. Understanding how drug and alcohol detox work will prepare you as you go through the process. No matter who you are or what substance you are quitting, it is challenging to make the transition from addiction…

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Ways to Start Helping an Alcoholic

An alcoholic is a person who has developed a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. This dependence negatively affects their professional and personal relationships, ultimately adversely affecting their lives and even health. It can be difficult watching a friend or a loved one suffer from alcoholism. Though it is entirely up to the person’s willingness…

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Social Media and Drug Abuse

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has completely altered our communication, allowing us to connect with people all over the world. When put to good use, social media does have several significant benefits. However, with the vital role it plays in our lives, is there a connection between social media and drug abuse?…

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Consequences of Drunk Driving

For you to drive safely, you need to be completely aware in case a need to make quick decisions while on the road arises. As such, driving under the influence could prove fatal. Driving while under the influence has significantly contributed to a ton of road accidents. Unfortunately, many people continue to get behind the…

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Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

Schizophrenia is a mental condition that affects your ability to feel, behave, and think clearly, ultimately affecting every aspect of your life. Today, the disease affects millions of people worldwide. When schizophrenia co-occurs with drug addiction, it can be more detrimental to your health. Oceanfront Recovery can help you understand schizophrenia, its symptoms, and look…

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Staging an Intervention

An intervention is a planned process organized to encourage a loved one to seek help for addiction. This step involves educating a person on their behavior and supporting them in making positive changes. Staging an intervention with help from Oceanfront Recovery requires organizers to inform one that their drug use is out of control without…