About Painkillers

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

While they vary in specifics, all interventions have the same goal: to come between two interacting objects to produce more desirable effects. For years, concerned families, friends and co-workers have set up convening sessions to express how an addict has affected them with her actions. Afterwards, they set out…

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Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Addiction treatments must be highly individualized to work, so choosing the right setting is particularly important. A person with a severe, long-term addiction or addiction to multiple drugs may benefit more from inpatient treatment while someone with a less severe addiction may only need outpatient treatment.
Benefits of Inpatient…

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How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Painkiller addiction can begin for a number of reasons. In some cases, painkiller addiction begins with a doctor’s prescription. In other cases, addiction can begin as a way to escape emotional pain. No matter what caused the first use, it is very important to understand how much an addiction…

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Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Overcoming cravings in early sobriety is one of the main goals of anyone who has finished an addiction treatment. Being able to stay sober becomes an everyday goal that only draws you closer to ongoing recovery and a productive life.

However, sometimes cravings are of such magnitude that enduring them…

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The State of Painkiller Abuse

Painkiller abuse in the United States has been a trending topic in recent years. From illegal “pill mills” to a poorly regulated prescription system, the issue appears to continue as new numbers are released showing the rates of substance abuse and the consequences of leaving opioid addiction untreated.

One of…

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