Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Treatment

Norco versus Vicodin

Norco and Vicodin are prescription opioid analgesics used to treat moderate to severe pain. Both drugs are comprised of a blend of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen.  They are classified as Schedule III drugs. The government classifies Schedule III drugs as those whose abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.  They are both provided in a tablet form for oral administration.  The usual adult dosage of Norco or Vicodin is one tablet every four to six hours as needed for pain.

Finding Your Voice in Recovery

 Many times newcomers in recovery programs come in and resist getting involved, or even getting close to other people.  They’ve been hurt. They’re in pain. They are just trying to make sense of their new life without alcohol or drugs. We’ve all been there.  At one time or another we might have thought we knew it all, but when our security (the substance) is gone, many of us lose our confidence and our voice.

After Drug Treatment | Learning to Live and Let Live

There are many lessons to learn while working on getting clean and sober. If fact, even after many years I need to continue working on them. It’s all about progress and not perfection, so the old saying “Live and Let Live" seems so to be so commonplace, but yet so right on the money when it comes to finding serenity. It’s simple to overlook the saying and to underestimate its value. But since it’s been repeated so often, it would appear to have proven beneficial power in the mind of a recovering addict.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Pregnancy

According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a sharp increase in prescription drug abuse by women who are pregnant. Women addicted to opiate drugs, pain killers, are increasingly delivering infants experiencing withdrawal symptoms from their mother’s prescription drug abuse problem. Ultimately this also increases the cost of treating these newborns.

How My Son's Heroin Story Began | Duane's Song

This is about my son Duane who died of a heroin overdose when he was 19. Don't think it's easy to talk about this just because it's been four years - it's not. I don't know if that will ever change. I grow weary just wondering at how it can still hurt after all this time. Of how I can still wish it wasn't so. Of how I re-think all that I did in this. Of how much I loved and continue to love that boy of mine, my Duane, my precious one. I only write this because (it's so cliche but) I want so much for someone to benefit from my family's experience with my mortal enemy, drugs.


Are you considering a trip the summer over the Fourth of July? Have you been to an AA Convention recently? Well, you know you can combine the two in usher in Independence Day it the great capital of Tennessee, Nashville. Nashville has the largest metropolitan area in the whole state, an average summer temperature of 86.5 degrees, and a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions.

Drug Addiction Treatment | Drug Addiction Trends

When someone picks up drugs for the first time, they don't plan to destroy their lives. They don't plan to struggle with drug addiction, nor do they plan to need drug addiction treatment. Most initially start off taking drugs as a sort of escape from reality, a way to make themselves feel better through an emotional pain. There is a temporary escape from their lives, which is all an illusion.

Teen Use of Drugs like Methamphetamine Drops

Some good news regarding teen methamphetamine use and cigarette smoking came out in December of 2009. It appears they are at some of their lowest levels. The National Institute on Drug Abuse's annual MTF (Monitoring the Future) survey stated this fact, and also mentions the declines in marijuana use slowed though. Prescription drug abuse remains high in teens.

Here are some of the numbers regarding methamphetamine.

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