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Why Evidenced-Based Drug Addiction Treatment is the Best Option

How to find a addiction that really treats you

A sobering reality about addiction is that many people only get one shot at recovery. Since no one can be certain who will get that second or third chance, the first treatment program should offer the greatest opportunity for long-term sobriety.  And, while there is no doubt that any attempt at recovery is better than none, […]

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How Diet Aids in Addiction Recovery

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How Diet Aids in Addiction Recovery Prolonged substance abuse invariably has a significant and negative impact on mental and physical health.  Since nutrition and health are so intricately aligned, it is not surprising that diet plays a key role in the addiction recovery process. As such, any drug or alcohol rehabilitation program will always defer […]

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Carfentanil – What You Should About This Deadly Drug

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Carfentanil – What You Should About This Deadly Drug Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid with potencies that exceeds some of the deadliest street drugs in use today. As an analog of the medication Fentanyl, it is similar in chemical structure.  However, signature components in Carfentanil render it 100 times more potent than Fentanyl and 10,000 times […]

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How to detox from an opiate addiction

DANGERS OF A DIY DRUG DETOX Detoxification is the first and most critical stage of the drug rehabilitation process.  Many people are unaware that the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) or “cold-turkey” approach has the potential to be deadly.  In many instances, the physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms triggered when accumulated toxins are being eliminated from the body necessitate […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEROIN ADDICTION The signs and symptoms of heroin addiction can be deceptively subtle.  Long before family members friends or even the substance abuser becomes aware that there is a problem, the development of an addiction may already be in progress. Unfortunately, once heroin use is habituated, tolerance levels will continue to build and […]

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Potentially lethal Prescription Drugs and their Side Effects

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Potentially lethal Prescription Drugs and their Side Effects Whether the use of a prescription drug began recreationally or from a legitimate prescription, addiction is an unexpected side effect that most people did not bargain for. The euphoria and pain relief provided by many prescription drugs is a lure that even legitimate users can find hard to resist. […]

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How Long Does Cocaine Withdrawal Last?

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HOW LONG DOES COCAINE WITHDRAWAL LAST? Although recreational cocaine users are usually not concerned about cocaine withdrawal symptoms or how long a cocaine withdrawal last, the addictive power of cocaine can be deceptive. Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggest that cocaine is typically consumed in binges or through repeated use of the drug within a […]

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Top 5 Most Deadly Abused Drugs and How Ebb Tide Can Help

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TOP 5 MOST DEADLY ABUSED DRUGS The possibility of surviving a lethal drug overdose depends on a number of variables. Although people who dabble with recreational drugs may never overdose or survive one if it happens, individuals with an addiction to any one of the five deadly abused drugs may not escape unscathed. According to first responders, […]

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Using Medicated Assisted Treatment as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction

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The Power of Opioids Medicated Assisted Treatment can be an effective treatment in helping overcome addiction and at Ebb Tide Treatment Centers, we believe treating the individual knowing not every person responds to the same treatment to overcome opioid addiction. Addiction occurs when a person begins using a drug having control over when and how much […]

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Reversing Opioid Overdoses with Naloxone

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REVERSING OPIOID OVERDOSES WITH NALOXONE   Naloxone: The Opiate Antidote   Naloxone, aka Narcan, is a hydrochloride injection that reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, and Vicodin. It is an FDA approved rescue drug. When a person is overdosing, their breathing slows down, making waking up very difficult. Naloxone […]

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