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Getting help for yourself from opiate addiction.

Am I Too Old for Opiate Addiction Recovery?

Am I Too Old for Opiate Addiction Recovery?

When a person has suffered for years from addiction to drugs or alcohol, they often wonder if recovery is even possible. This is especially the case when that addict is an aging adult. The older population faces additional challenges in recovery. For example, when older adults are addicted to opiates due to use for chronic […]

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Women and Opiate Addiction

Women and Opiate Addiction

An article titled, “Study Targets ‘Opiate-Use Epidemic’ Risks for Women,” in The Lund Report (2012), reveals that women experience the side effects of opiate use differently than men. They are at greater risk for dependence, sleeplessness and bowel problems. While the last two issues aren’t to be ignored, women and doctors should be especially aware […]

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How Others Influence Your Opiate Use

How Others Influence Your Opiate Use

Peer pressure isn’t the only way outside forces contribute to drug use. Subtle influences like a critical family member or a stressful time at work might push someone toward opiate addiction. Others may use opiates in pill form based on recommendations from people who believe they are harmless. (more…)

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How to Party without Opiates

How to Party without Opiates

When you’re in recovery, social gatherings—such as parties—can be overwhelming. Parties are often associated with some form of anxiety release, often with the use of alcohol and/or other miscellaneous drugs. In some cases, attendees may be curious about opiates and try them to experience the euphoric high. While opiates can be fun in the moment, […]

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Retirees and Opiate Addiction

Retirees and Opiate Addiction

When an individual retires, he or she might be extremely excited about the many new adventures that lie ahead. In many cases, retirees have grand plans to travel, do things they could never do before, or spend more time with their families. What many retirees do not expect is to find themselves bored, depressed, or […]

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Opiate Addiction in the LGBT Community

Opiate Addiction in the LGBT Community

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) may be used to society rejecting them, which may contribute to the prevalence of drug abuse in these circles. If you or someone you know is in the LGBT community and also struggles with opiate abuse, know that there are rehab centers that cater to these […]

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Preventing an Opiate Addiction from Getting Worse

Preventing an Opiate Addiction from Getting Worse

Opiate dependence and opiate addiction can begin from a simple doctor’s prescription, or it could begin with an introduction to heroin from a friend. While the beginnings may seem small, the effects of opiate use disorder are devastating. If unchecked, opiate addiction can damage relationships, cause financial strain and create severe physical and psychological problems. […]

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How Sharing Your Opiate Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

How Sharing Your Opiate Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

Many people that have been through opiate addiction are ashamed of their addiction stories, but they should have more pride in what they have done to get clean. Opiate addiction is nothing to be proud of, but users should be proud of the fact that they sought treatment rather than wallowing in despair. Therefore, you […]

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How Education Can Prevent Steroid Addiction

How Education Can Prevent Steroid Addiction

Steroids are synthetic substances that can be taken as a pill, injection or topical treatment. In any of these forms, this drug (technically, anabolic-androgen steroids) mimics the effect of testosterone in the body. Since it increases protein synthesis within the body’s cells, a build-up of cellular tissue results, especially in the muscles. Medically, steroids are […]

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What Are My Choices for Opiate Addiction Recovery?

What Are My Choices for Opiate Addiction Recovery?

Treating opiate addiction requires physical and psychological interventions. Going through detox without getting counseling sets a person up for a dangerous relapse and essentially leaves him struggling with a brain disease without necessary support. (more…)

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