Fentanyl Effects

Fentanyl Effects: Abuse, Withdrawal, and Overdose – Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl was developed in 1960, intended for the treatment of severe pain. It works by obstructing pain receptors in the brain and increasing the production of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine, which makes it highly addictive. […]

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms – Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Ativan withdrawal can cause symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, irritability or agitation, headaches, insomnia, and cravings to use more Ativan. Those who are physiologically dependent on Ativan will experience withdrawal when they discontinue using the drug or markedly […]

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment – Alcohol poisoning can occur when a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) reaches a level that surpasses the body’s ability to metabolize the consumed ethanol back to within safe levels. During this time, the toxic effects of the consumed alcohol can be life-threatening. Understanding the Causes of Alcohol Poisoning When a person […]

Drug Counseling

In rehab, individual drug counseling seeks to address the symptoms of drug abuse or addiction and the areas of life that this behavior has affected. In doing so, it assists people in progressing in an ongoing recovery program. Drug counseling is the core of an effective addiction treatment program. A counselor is a guide in […]

Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Is Alcoholism Hereditary? – Every person has the choice to drink or abstain. It doesn’t matter if your parents and grandparents were heavy drinkers or perfectly sober, the choice to consume alcohol is the same for everyone. But some compelling evidence suggests that some people may be genetically predisposed to drinking and that genetics can […]