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Prescription Drug Abuse Among California Executives

Prescription Drug Abuse Among California Executives

California is a hotbed of technology companies, progressive startups, and many other high-profile companies with incredibly demanding work schedules for employees. When most people think of drug abuse, they imagine people who have lost everything due to substance abuse, not successful people quietly struggling behind the scenes. One worrisome trend that has come to light …

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Heroin Addiction: Is It Possible To Have A Full Recovery

Can You Ever Fully Recover from Heroin Addiction?

There are an estimated 4.2 million people in the United States over the age of twelve that have experimented at least once with heroin during their lives, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH). About one quarter develop a debilitating addiction. It is a difficult addiction to overcome, but with the right treatment, support …

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The Price We Pay for Drug Addiction on the Streets of San Francisco

Addiction is a widespread problem throughout the United States, but there are many unique challenges facing Californians when it comes to substance abuse. The price of substance abuse is not simply an individual one; everyone should have some idea of the dramatic effects addiction can have on a person’s life. Addiction also takes a heavy …

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Opioid Addiction & Withdrawal on Their Own

When ERs Try to Handle Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal on Their Own

[one_third][/one_third][two_third_last]Going to rehab can be costly, and many drug users are too prideful or fearful to admit they have a problem and pursue treatment in the first place. This often leaves hospitals as the first line of defense when drug users overdo it and wind up in a medical emergency. In fact, some emergency departments …

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Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Overdose Deaths San Francisco - Bright Future Recovery

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Deaths: Why San Francisco Pays for Users to Test Their Drugs

The number of opioid-related overdose deaths has increased dramatically over the last several years. One of the main contributing factors to this increase is the greater prevalence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is cheap to produce and capable of being more than 100 times more potent than heroin. Only a small amount of fentanyl …

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Difference Between Opioid Detox And Methadone Suboxone Clinics - Bright Future Recovery

What Is the Difference Between Opioid Detox and Methadone/Suboxone Clinics?

As you might be aware, there’s not a strong perception regarding methadone and Suboxone clinics, neither from the medical community nor the general public. Still, many people rely on the services of these clinics, and the treatment helps keep them alive rather than descend farther down the rabbit hole of continued heroin or prescription opioid …

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Drug and Alcohol Detox for Your Son or Daughter: First Steps for Parents to Take to Get Your Child Addiction Help

If your son or daughter has fallen into a bad crowd and began abusing drugs or alcohol, you may be wondering how to help them. Most people will say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. This is probably the truest statement ever made about addiction recovery. If you don’t …

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Heroin And Painkiller Detox: Timelines for Opioid Withdrawal

Individuals in treatment for substance abuse usually do not feel better immediately. Many believe that just getting through the initial phases of heroin or painkiller withdrawal treatment is the most important component of recovery. Even though enduring the primary stages of heroin withdrawal or opioid withdrawal is the first step in the process of recovery, …

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