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Overdose Profile: Zoloft & Methadone

Zoloft and Methadone

Learn about Zoloft and methadone and what kind of symptoms to look out for to prevent death from overdose. A lethal combination when used together, these drugs require active education to prevent addiction and accidental overdose. Zoloft: The Most Widely-Used Antidepressant When a person exhibits symptoms of severe depression, a primary care or another provider […]

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6 Signs of a Heroin Relapse

6 Signs of a Heroin Relapse

Spotting the signs of a heroin relapse can save someone’s life before they overdose on drugs. The duration of time someone has been in recovery before relapsing can also put them at higher risk for heroin overdose because their levels of tolerance have decreased. Plus, more reports are affirming fentanyl-laced heroin are being sold on […]

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Why Group Therapy is Successful in Treating Drug Addiction

Why is Group Therapy Successful

Clients don’t always recognize the benefits of group therapy in addiction treatment and the role it plays. Group therapy plays an inherent role in getting to the core of a person’s addiction and showing them new perspectives so that they can start recovery on a solid foundation. The Purpose of Group Therapy In individual counseling […]

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Top 5 Relapse Triggers

Top 5 Relapse Triggers

Relapse is never an easy concept to come to terms with for anyone in recovery. Obviously, no one wants to relapse, but statistics show that roughly 40 to 60 of people with addiction and substance abuse disorders will at some point relapse. When broken down into specific substances, research shows that the relapse rates for […]

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Diseases Resulting from Heroin Addiction

effects of chronic heroin use

A heroin habit brings its share of highs and lows, and those lows include diseases, infections, and other health complications that many users likely are not aware of when they start using. Recreational use of heroin, an illegal opioid drug synthesized from morphine that is taken from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy […]

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Prescription Opioid Treatment: Know the Basics

prescription opioid treatment

In need of prescription opioid treatment, but not sure what to look out for? The Palm Beach Institute has been treating people with opioid addiction, which includes heroin, since the day we opened our doors in 1970. Learn how many treatment centers, including PBI, address prescription opioid addiction in our clients. Treatment Options for Prescription […]

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What Are the Symptoms of Delirium Tremens?

Delirium tremens

Delirium tremens may sound like the words of a mystical wizard, but the reality of the Latin phrase is a much more non-fictional, life threatening battle endured by long term alcoholics. The Latin words, meaning “trembling delirium”, illustrate the intense symptoms experienced by the patient during their detox period. Delirium tremens (DTs) was first named […]

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Debunking The Mystery of Alcoholism: Is Genetic Alcoholism Real?

genetic alcoholism

For as long as mankind has existed, so have addicts and alcoholics. Even in ancient times there were plenty of men and women who struggled with drinking too much wine or dabbling in other substances. Alcoholism and addiction have always fascinated us as well as frightened us. For many years, we had little understanding of […]

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How Binge Drinking Affects Your Blood Alcohol Level

blood alcohol level

Alcohol is a very powerful substance. As a society, Americans are some of the most indulgent in alcohol in the world. With how commonplace its use and even abuse is, it’s easy to see how our outlook on alcohol can be skewed. In fact, Americans are actually more prone to binge drinking than most other […]

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5 Myths of Alcohol Use You Should Know About

alcohol use

Alcohol has been a big part of human culture since its creation. Because it is so widely used and abused, there is almost as much folk wisdom surrounding alcohol as there is verifiable information. For instance, one of the most prevalent seems to be Hollywood’s depiction of withdrawal and detox. Television and movies often show […]

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