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It’s sold as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze. On the streets, it’s known as Apache, dance fever and TNT. But just how explosive is the drug fentanyl? Characterized as a synthetic opioid anesthetic benzodiazepine drug, Fentanyl has the components of both an opioid painkiller and a depressant. The drug is said to be one of the strongest and most addictive painkillers available at 100 times that of the drug Morphine. It is often used for those in chronic pain, terminally ill cancer patients and those whose pain cannot be remedied by using other prescription drugs. The History of Fentanyl Synthesized in 1960 by a man named Paul Janssen, the drug immediately began to be used as a general anesthetic in the healthcare field. The most common uses for Fentanyl were in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and operating rooms. In the next 10 years, the drug became more widespread with quick-acting prescriptions becoming available for it. These tablets called Fentora were one of the first types of Fentanyl other than the injectable medical form. Soon after a Fentanyl patch was synthesized. Today the drug comes in a pill form, a patch as well as a spray. A berry-flavored lozenge is another […]
Losing a child to addiction is every parent’s worst nightmare, and part of what makes it so terrifying is that it often feels out of your control. You can’t be with your child every second of every day to ensure he or she is making the right decisions, spending time with positive influences, and resisting the temptation to experiment with drugs or alcohol. However, there are many ways to keep your child away from the dangers of addiction — and they probably aren’t as complex as you’d think! This guide outlines 20 techniques you can use with your child to help him or she stay on the right track toward his goals and away from drugs and alcohol. Discuss how you’ll implement them with your partner to ensure a clear, consistent message. Remember: when it comes to addiction prevention, your child needs a parent, not a friend — and this guide can help you find the balance between a strong hand and a supportive shoulder. 1. Start the conversation early Some parents think that there’s not much point in talking to their children about addiction until they’re teenagers, but research has shown youth addiction can start as young as age 9. The […]
There are few things more difficult for parents to deal with than a drug-addicted child. Put simply, parents of drug-addicted children are often battered by a wide range of difficult emotions–from anger to confusion, disbelief to fear and much more. They may live with the constant knowledge that at any given time they will receive the news that they dread the most but feel is completely inevitable: the news that their child has lost their lives to drug substances. It is for this reason that many parents breathe a deep sigh of relief when their child finally enrolls in rehabilitation treatment. They may still keep a wary eye on the situation, knowing that their child’s full and permanent recovery is far from guaranteed, but as time goes on and they continue to remain drug-free and healthy, parents may finally relax in the belief that their child is completely recovered. So what happens when they relapse? Dealing With a Teen’s Relapse Even parents who are on constant high-alert may miss some of the early signs of their teenager’s drug addiction relapse. It can begin as innocently as coming home early from school, albeit with very logical-sounding excuses, or even with some […]
Addiction is devastating and harmful, to say the least, and it can be fatal. However, it does not have to be a permanent affliction for anyone who is addicted to it, especially not to a parent of a son or daughter. Parents often need the most help and the most attention when it comes to helping them, as they often get very antagonistic about going to rehab because it would mean leaving their kids with someone else for several weeks or even for several months. Getting Help The key to talking to children of addicts about their parents beating an addiction to drugs or any addiction of any kind for that matter is to make it clear to the kids that their parent needs to go to rehab, and that they need it very badly. It needs to be made clear to them that really the only way for their parents to beat an addiction is with the help of an inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment center, detox facility, rehab program, and recovery organization and nothing less than that. The children need to understand that this is what will save their parent’s lives and that this […]
The Regular Habit After the fun and games period, everything starts to get just a little more serious. This is called the “Regular Habit”, stage. Ever notice how a constant cigarette smoker will often inconvenience himself or others to be able to go out and have a cigarette? That is an addiction to cigarettes, and the same idea applies to drug and alcohol use. The fun and games stage is over at this point, and one has entered into a regular habit that is characterized by consistent and pretty predictable use of the drug or the alcohol. The characteristic feature of substance abuse at this stage of the game is the presence of an actual dysfunction related to the person’s use of alcohol or other drugs. To put it more officially, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes the Regular Habit stage of substance abuse as: “The use of a psychoactive drug to such an extent that its effects seriously interfere with health or occupational and social functioning. Regular Habit substance abuse may or may not involve physiologic dependence or tolerance. For example, use of substances in weekend binge […]
The holiday season is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The chance to give and receive gifts, spending extra time with extended family members, eating food that wouldn’t pass during the “normal times” in life, the holiday season is the time where everyone takes a break from the world. Granted, some family members and foods are better off staying away, but overall the holidays are a time for fun, family, and freedom. For those with an addiction problem who might be going through rehab during the holiday season, that freedom is not as easily felt. They might be in pain from withdrawal symptoms, or stressed about the price of rehab – which can range into the high thousands depending on the facility – and might not be able to see or buy gifts for their families. There are several things loved ones can do to help an addict make it through this depression in the season. Resolving Holiday Addiction Issues Resolving a holiday addiction problem starts with understanding. 1. Speak with Empathy – It starts with understanding what your loved one might be going through. Educate yourself. Research the effects of addiction and the conditioning they have […]
There is no arguing that parenting is one of the most complex and difficult jobs in existence–and that’s when your child is generally healthy and happy. When your child is suffering from a complex problem like drug addiction, parenting can become incredibly overwhelming, especially when you consider that most parents will do anything to help their child. But when does helping become enabling? Helping vs. Enabling When it comes to rendering assistance to a drug-addicted child, there is a marked difference between helping them and enabling them. When you help someone, you are doing something for them that they cannot do for themselves and that aids them in their survival. When you enable someone, you are doing something for them that they could and should be doing for themselves. When you enable a drug-addicted child, you actually make it possible for them to continue abusing drug substances by preventing them from facing all of the consequences of their drug use. Helping a drug-abusing child may actually allow them to step onto the path to recovery, while enabling a drug-abusing child may prevent them from ever locating this path. But how do you know where to draw the line in what […]
In the apparently never-ending war against drug abuse and addiction problems, there is one point of great concern: even as the use and abuse of certain specific drug substances is addressed and reduced, newer, more potent, more addictive and more dangerous drug substances quickly take their place. The Opioid Epidemic Opioid drugs work to relieve physical pain by acting directly upon the central nervous system, blocking the receptors that are responsible for communicating physical pain. While one could certainly argue that there is limited usefulness for these drug substances as in the treatment of the severe pain associated with surgery, cancer and other similar conditions, there is also a great chance for abuse, dependence and addiction problems. In many cases, opioid abuse begins when an individual is prescribed a narcotic painkiller, like OxyContin, Percocet or Dilaudid, by their medical doctor. These medications are often recommended in the treatment of moderate to severe and chronic pain, but the problem is that they cannot actually resolve the source of the pain–they only suppress the pain temporarily while also producing a desirable euphoria. As the individual is not addressing the root cause of his pain, he becomes reliant on his opioid medications […]
Anyone who has lived with an addict can attest to the fact that people who are living as drug addicts or alcoholics frequently tell lies. The longer that the person is an addict, the more he or she will be likely to become surrounded by a complex web of lies on top of lies to conceal the fact of substance abuse, to hide unsavory activities and to try to keep up a pretense that everything is just fine. What types of lies to addicts tell? Here are ten of the most common examples: 1. “I’m trying to quit.” No matter how it may appear, the addict will often try to calm any concerns on the part of friends and family with reassurance that he or she is making efforts to quit. Ironically, this “lie” is very often true; most addicts know that they need to quit, and at any given time you can expect to learn that the person factually is trying to quit. The question, however, is whether or not the person is actually quitting or is merely “trying” to quit. 2. “I didn’t take the money.” Make no mistake: Drug addiction is expensive to maintain. The costs of […]
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The hardest step in overcoming an addiction to drugs is to admit that you have a problem. Once you have come to the breaking point and can admit that drugs have taken over your life you are ready to begin a new life, clean and free from drugs. Recovering from an addiction is not easy, and usually requires the assistance of drug addiction rehab treatment. It sounds scarier than what it is; and attending one of these centers is the best way to beat the addiction. Drug addiction rehab treatment provides all the necessary tools to ensure the addiction is beaten and life is yours once again.
In-patient treatment can combat addictions with drugs of all sorts including cocaine, crystal meth, pain killers, and heroin. The first step in the process is a detox process that allows the body to transition from the drug. Doctors and nurses are available 24 hours per day, offering medications and treatments to help ease the pain. After detox in-patient treatment begins. Together with other men or women with similar addictions you will attend group counseling and therapy. You will have the support of others who know exactly what you are going through, trying to maintain a drug-free life just like you.
You will also receive individual therapy and counseling to help discuss the reasons you chose drugs and ways to cope with things without the aid of drugs. Drug addiction rehab treatment is usually a long-term commitment. Some rehabs are as long as two years to provide proper care and treatment for the patient. Other rehabs may range in length of time between 6 and 12 months. The length of rehab needed is determined by the severity of the addiction. Drug addiction treatment can help start your life over without drugs. There are treatment centers all across the world that can offer the help you need.
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