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The Safest Way to Go Through Medical Detoxification

Posted on March 26, 2020 in Drug and Alcohol

  If you or your loved one has chosen to detox from alcohol or drugs, it’s imperative to educate yourself about the safest way to go through medical detoxification.   When you’re making the first vital step to recovery, you don’t want to move ahead alone.   If you’re a heavy drinker about to stop

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Naloxone vs Naltrexone: Key Differences

Posted on March 24, 2020 in Drug and Alcohol

  Today we’ll be pitting Naloxone vs Naltrexone head-to-head so you can tell the differences between these opioid antagonists but why should you care?   Well, opioids are prescription medicines often used to treat pain. While undeniably effective, opioids are also remarkably addictive. Deaths from opioid overdose in the US have increased by 400% since

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The Link Between Gabapentin And Alcohol

Posted on February 20, 2020 in Drug and Alcohol

  Gabapentin is federally approved to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain, but research has discovered a surprising link between it and alcohol. Gabapentin has become something of a wonder drug. It reduces seizures in people with epilepsy and treats nerve damage pain caused by shingles, phantom limb pain, carpal tunnel, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It

Angels Employee Says Team Knew Of Tyler Skaggs’ Drug Use

Posted on October 15, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

Late last week, a report said that Los Angeles Angels public relations employee told federal investigators that some team officials were told about Tyler Skaggs’ drug use “long before his death.” Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, Tyler Skaggs (14613198219), CC BY-SA 2.0 This employee said that he would provide Skaggs with oxycodone and abuse

6 Techniques To Staying Sober

Posted on September 11, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

Addiction is a serious problem. Whether it is drinking, drugs, or nicotine, being addicted to these unhealthy habits can ultimately destroy your life. Sadly, most people do not know how powerful these addictions are. So, if you’ve already sobered up and started your recovery, then you should be grateful now that you have the authority

Tyler Skaggs Died From Opioids & Alcohol Intoxication

Posted on September 3, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

A toxicology report released last week found that Angels pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, had the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone as well as alcohol in his system when he was found dead in July. The cause of death was listed as “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents”, this means that Skaggs choked

Substance Abuse & Its Effects On Families & Children

Posted on August 28, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

Substance abuse is not an issue that only affects the individual struggling with addiction. Sure, it obviously causes detrimental consequences for the person embroiled in the mayhem of any addiction but when someone struggles with substance abuse, the repercussions run wider and deeper. More people are affected by substance abuse than you might imagine. A

Dangers Of Mixing Tramadol And Alcohol

Posted on August 22, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

The opioid epidemic in the United States has caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans and has lead to the death of more Americans than the Vietnam War. Most of these deaths are attributed to opioids such as oxycodone and fentanyl. However, there are a number of other lesser known opioids that still

The Dangers Of Alcohol & Marijuana Use For Teens

Posted on August 7, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

If you’ve got teens in the house, you’ll almost certainly find issues with alcohol and marijuana use that come about during their formative years. While experimentation is a normal part of growing up, either of these substances can be dangerous when used recklessly. The best thing you can do as a parent is to educate

A Dangerous Duo: Pregnancy & Substance Abuse

Posted on July 31, 2019 in Drug and Alcohol

We’re all acutely aware of the damaging effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs but substance use during pregnancy is particularly risky. Not only does the expectant mother feel the effects, but substance use of any nature can also create an array of problems for the unborn baby even if it doesn’t stray into outright abuse.