Addiction Recovery Blog

Medication Treatments Led to 80 Percent Lower Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdose for Patients

February 28th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) receiving treatment with opioid agonists (medications such as methadone or buprenorphine) had an 80 percent lower risk of dying from an opioid overdose compared to patients in treatment without the use of medications. The … [Read More]

Preventing mental health disorders may be key to thwarting the opioid crisis

February 18th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

What constitutes mental illness is widely misunderstood. Many people immediately think of schizophrenia or other forms of psychotic or dissociative diseases (e.g., multiple personality disorder), as portrayed in the movies. Sufferers of these illnesses are relatively easy to detect, given … [Read More]

Addiction Treatment for Couples

February 10th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Call Turning Point Treatment Center’s at 949-383-4439 #CouplesDrugRehab Seeking addiction treatment together in a rehab for couples can be beneficial for a number of reasons, especially when both partners are committed to the relationship and to becoming clean and sober. … [Read More]

Medically Supervised Detox From Opiates

November 14th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Many people believe that using medication in the treatment of substance use disorders is trading one addiction for another. However, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), use of FDA-approved medications in combination with evidence-based therapies … [Read More]

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

November 8th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of methamphetamine at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined “normal” many times. At first, she says, it seemed like meth brought her back to her true self — … [Read More]

Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain

November 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person’s brain. Laura Lewis and her team of researchers have been putting in late nights in their Boston University lab. Lewis … [Read More]

What to know about opiate withdrawal

September 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can … [Read More]

Here’s What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose

August 20th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Deaths due to opioid overdoses have risen sharply in the past few years, partly due to a particularly potent drug called fentanyl. Fentanyl is between 50 and 100 times more powerful than another opioid, morphine, and its use seems to … [Read More]

Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life

July 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “More evidence suggests caution in recommending moderate drinking as part of a … [Read More]

Why are intelligent people more likely to abuse drugs?

July 1st / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise. Numerous studies have confirmed the link between intelligence and substance abuse. However, the mechanism for this correlation … [Read More]

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