oxycontin addiction

5 Signs of Oxycontin Addiction

OxyContin is a prescription opioid medication that doctors may use during the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain. When you use it only as your doctor directs, OxyContin can help you lead a more productive life by mitigating chronic pain. However, just like other prescription painkillers, it comes with a risk for addiction that…

alcohol abuse in young adults

Recognizing Alcohol Abuse in Young Adults

Experimenting with alcohol between the ages of 18 and 29, otherwise referred to as young adulthood, is more common than in any other stage of life. This is also a high time for binge drinking and alcohol-related driving incidents. Naturally, some parents may become concerned when they see their child in their teens or early…

rehab for men

Benefits of Rehab for Men

You may wonder if it is necessary to have gender-specific addiction treatment programs. After all, addiction does not seem to distinguish between the genders. However, there are some differences in how men and women recover from substance use disorder. Getting the help of a men’s detox program can give men a better chance of lasting…

family counseling

The Importance of Family Counseling

The effects of addiction go well beyond the person abusing drugs or alcohol. Those closest to the person will often suffer along with them. When addiction takes over, people may no longer be themselves and exhibit uncharacteristic behaviors like lying, stealing, and cheating. While addiction can dissolve relationships, family support is of the utmost importance…

signs of painkiller abuse

Common Signs of Painkiller Abuse

When a person receives a prescription for painkillers from their doctor, they may have a false sense of safety taking them as desired. However, it is essential that people only prescription painkillers according to their doctor’s instructions and only for as long as necessary. Many people have developed painkiller addiction after taking their prescription medication…

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How to Quit Smoking Marijuana

Some people claim that weed is harmless. Social media posts abound with outlandish claims of how safe the drug is. In contrast, there’s a dark side that expresses itself in withdrawal symptoms and other addictive consequences. Do you know how to quit smoking marijuana or get the help you need to do so? At Serenity…

physiological dependence

What to Know About Physiological Dependence on Drugs

Many people wonder about the differences between psychological and physiological dependence on drugs. This subject provides a great deal of confusion. Also, not helpful is how so much information you find misleads you even more. Those who are suffering from substance abuse problems may not be able to tell the difference, but a family member…

oxycodone vs oxycontin

Is There a Difference Between Oxycodone vs OxyContin?

Pharmaceutical companies make a lot of painkillers. Two examples of these are oxycodone and OxyContin. Although these drugs have very similar chemical structures, they aren’t exactly the same. There are several differences between oxycodone vs. OxyContin. If you are suffering from an addiction to opioids such as oxycodone or OxyContin, then it’s time to seek…

amphetamine withdrawal

Addressing Amphetamine Withdrawal

People often try to find ways to help them feel better, improve their concentration, and increase their mental sharpness. This quest can lead some people to try amphetamines, whether prescription or illicit. The boost in alertness and productivity can be rewarding. However, amphetamines can be addictive and challenging to quit. If you find yourself hooked…