What is an IOP Program?

IOP Programs When an individual finds themselves caught in the throes of a drug or alcohol use problem, they have choices on how to proceed with handling their substance use issue. The good news is one of those choices is admitting they’re having difficulty controlling their substance use and to ask for help. There is … Read more

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Insomnia?

Can Withdrawal Cause Insomnia? Experiencing withdrawal from any substance can be extremely overwhelming emotionally and, in many cases, even physically. Understanding whether drug withdrawal can cause insomnia is essential. The more familiar you become with insomnia, its causes, and how it is connected to withdrawal, the easier it will be for you to find remedies. … Read more

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause a Stroke?

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Substance use disorder, or SUD, can lead to a stroke. Interestingly, only alcohol generally causes stroke during withdrawal. It is also true that other drugs that could cause stroke from use, such as cocaine, heroin, and meth, might cause strokes in a client in detox because of residual material still in … Read more

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Anxiety?

Is Anxiety a Symptom of Drug Withdrawal? Does drug withdrawal cause anxiety? Yes, anxiety can occur when withdrawing from any drug or other addictive substance or behavior. Anyone who is physically dependent on a drug is likely to experience withdrawal syndrome when decreasing or stopping usage. Withdrawal can produce a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, … Read more

Changing Perceptions about Addiction and Recovery

Overcoming Stigma: Addiction and Recovery Over 46 million American men and women over the age of 12 have a substance use disorder, making up about 17% of the entire U.S. population. Unfortunately, only approximately 6% of these individuals seek out treatment. This leaves a large percentage of people struggling with a substance use disorder not … Read more

Is Oxycodone an Opioid?

Is Oxycodone Abuse the Same as Opioid Abuse? Oxycodone is an opioid. It is considered a potent opioid that is intended to be judiciously prescribed to relieve pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of immediate-release oxycodone for the management of chronic moderate to severe pain. Generally, prescriptions for oxycodone and … Read more

Xanax Dependency

The Hidden Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse Xanax is a powerful benzodiazepine that is often prescribed to treat sleeplessness, panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and similar problems. Despite its therapeutic benefits, its high potential for addiction and abuse makes Xanax a cause for serious concern. In 2021, roughly 14% of opioid overdose deaths also … Read more

Fentanyl Exposure Symptoms

Fentanyl Exposure and Overdose Symptoms The opioid crisis in the United States is well-known. Fentanyl, a synthetic form of this class of drugs, is one of the deadliest. At around 50 times stronger than heroin, it accounts for a significant amount of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Whether intentional or unintentional, fentanyl exposure can result … Read more

Is Percocet an Opiate?

All About Percocet Percocet is the brand name of a narcotic combination analgesic legally available only by prescription. Especially over the past few years, counterfeit products resembling Percocet and its generic equivalents have been sold on the black market. These products often contain the far more powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, disguised as pills illegally pressed … Read more