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What is the Best Way to Help an Opiate Addict Get Clean?

What is the Best Way to Help an Opiate Addict Get Clean?

Understanding the Difference Between Opioid versus Opiate addiction Opiates are derived directly from opium poppy plants. Opiates are naturally formed. Opioids are synthetically formed to produce a drug. There is no real difference in how the brain and body react to opiates and opioids. Whether you are addicted to opiates or opioids the diagnosis is … Read more

How a Brain Gets Hooked on Opioids

How a Brain Gets Hooked on Opioids

What are Opioids?  Opioids are a class of drugs found from the opium plant and work on the brain to produce effects that produces relief from pain and cause euphoria. Opioids can be prescription medications or also in illegal drug forms. Prescription opioids are used to block pain in the brain which sends signals to … Read more

What Depression Feels Like

What Depression Feels Like

What is Depression?  Depression is a mental health disorder that causes a person to feel negative about themselves. Depression symptoms can vary and cause a person to have difficulties in their daily functioning. It can impact a person’s relationships. The symptoms can come in different forms and vary from mild to severe. Various symptoms of … Read more

What is Narcan?

What is Narcan?

You may have heard of a medication called Narcan. But what is Narcan and how can it help someone addicted to opioids? NYC Addiction Resources explains.

What Does Alcohol Detox do to your Body?

What Does Alcohol Detox Do To Your Body?

So, what does alcohol detox do to your body?  If you are treating alcoholism, alcohol detox is the first step towards recovery. Detoxification will help you to flush alcohol from your body. Alcohol detox usually takes 7-10 days, but each person’s detoxification process is individual. The symptoms of alcohol detox range from mild, such as nausea and headaches, to … Read more