“I Tried to Stay Sober After Detox” and Why This Doesn’t Usually Work

Staying Sober After Detox

Deciding to give up alcohol or drugs is the first step toward recovery. If you’ve been through detox, you may be wondering why you can’t just stop here. Why do you have to spend additional time in a drug treatment center —a.k.a. ‘rehab’? Will it really make all that much of a difference?
Right now, you feel good.
Your head is pretty clear and you’re able to make the right choices to keep you on the path toward recovery.
…or are you?

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addiction recovery

Getting Through Xanax Withdrawal: What You Should Know

Are You Experiencing Xanax Withdrawal? 

Xanax, the trademark name for Alprazolam, is a medication prescribed to provide temporary relief from panic and anxiety disorders. It increases a neurotransmitter called GABA, which soothes the brain when it becomes overexcited. Some individuals may begin to self-medicate, however, which leads to increased use over a short period of time and physical dependence. When the drug is no longer available, or available in smaller doses, Xanax withdrawal can occur.

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Oxycodone addiction

How to Avoid Oxycodone Addiction (50% All Users Become Dependent)

Want to break free of Oxycodone addiction?

Oxycodone is a type of opioid pain medication that mimics drugs, such as heroin and morphine. Oxycodone is a controlled substance that is effective at relieving pain, but highly addictive. In fact, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that approximately 50 percent of all individuals who take Oxycodone for a consecutive period of three months will still be taking it five years later.

For individuals trying to free themselves from the grip of this medication, this is quite a grim outlook. However, you don’t have to be a statistic.

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opiate addiction

Police Officer Recovering from Opiate Addiction is No Longer Anonymous

Police officer and person recovering from opiate addiction.
Many would assume those two titles couldn’t describe the same person, but they do.
Addiction touches all lives, regardless of career, race, economic status, age or religion.

Steve Rilling worked as a police officer for 19 years, spending 10 years in the narcotics division. Working in the narcotics division was both high risk and extremely high stress, involving undercover drug buys, engaging with informants and conducting raids on residences.

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suboxone

Suboxone: Detox Helper or Maintenance Drug?

 

Suboxone Overview

If you’ve heard of Suboxone, it was likely in a conversation about opiate addiction, getting clean or detoxing. If you’re part of the recovery community or have a loved one currently addicted to opiates (heroin or pain pills), you are probably aware that Suboxone comes with a full range of arguments regarding it’s use.
Some say that Suboxone should be used indefinitely as a maintenance drug (similar to methadone) while others believe it is to be used as a quick taper in medical detox situations, where it is used to help relieve opiate withdrawal symptoms.

Regardless of your convictions and how you believe it should be used, here are some facts about Suboxone: 

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