What Is Rehab Counseling?

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An important part of rehab isn’t just detoxing and preparing your body for a sober lifestyle. It’s identifying triggers that might cause you to relapse and discovering reasons as to why you turned to alcohol or drug consumption in the first place. The more you know about your addiction, the better off you’re going to

Hydrocodone vs. Oxycodone: Risk for Addiction

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At Lakeview Health’s medical detox center in Jacksonville, FL, we often get questions relating to hydrocodone vs. oxycodone detox. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are two commonly misused opioid painkillers. Both are responsible for opioid addiction in millions of people in the US. In fact, a 2017 report by SAMSHA states that 11.1 million people aged 12 or older misused prescription pain relievers

What You Should Know about THC and Vaping

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Recently, THC and vaping are one of the health events in the news. More than 1,600 people have become ill, and 34 have died from vaping-related lung illnesses. The CDC has investigated this one class of vaping products implicated in many of the illnesses. These unregulated and unlicensed cartridges contain THC, the main psychoactive chemical found in cannabis.

Can You Die From Xanax Withdrawal?

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Abusing Xanax has several serious consequences, but quitting may bring its own side effects. Your mind and body might have a hard time handling these. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through this experience alone. It takes incredible bravery to stand up to your addiction and fight for your life back. We’re here to help. At

Why “Hitting Bottom” is Very Dangerous for People in Active Addiction

The notion that people who struggle with addiction have to “hit rock bottom” before they are prepared to accept the changes necessary to turn their lives around and go into recovery is widespread. In many cases, this concept refers to a near-death experience, serious legal trouble, or the complete breakdown of important relationships. It presupposes

Quitting Cigarettes Improves Chances of Beating Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year or one of every five deaths. Smoking is especially prevalent among people with substance use disorders. While cigarette smoking has declined among the general public, a significantly larger percentage of people