What Is an Alcohol Urine Test?

The EtG test is commonly used to identify the presence of ethyl glucuronide in the urine of a person who may have consumed alcohol. Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of ethanol, the intoxicating component in alcohol. It can also be screened for in blood, hair, and nails, but the alcohol urine test is the […]

Outpatient Rehab Treatment

Outpatient rehab and professional addiction treatment can help people with substance abuse problems reclaim independence in recovery, build trust and accountability, and develop ongoing skills for maintaining sobriety. For people who have already undergone more intensive forms of treatment and are now able to maintain sobriety without constant supervision, outpatient treatment is an ideal option […]

Is Lean Liquid Heroin?

“Lean” is a slang term for a drug-laden drink that consists of the medications codeine and promethazine. Codeine is an opium alkaloid like morphine, the drug from which heroin is derived. Although morphine and heroin are both much more powerful than codeine, excessive consumption of this substance has the potential to cause death as well […]

Is It Safe to Combine Claritin and Alcohol?

Drinking alcohol while taking Claritin is not advisable because when these substances are combined, some of the effects of each substance will be amplified. Also, it is believed that the use of alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of medications intended to treat allergies. Alcohol can induce many side effects when used in conjunction with medications, […]

Trazodone Withdrawal and Detox

Trazodone is a prescription medication that is intended to treat depression. It accomplishes this by preventing serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the brain, from being reabsorbed by neurons. In doing this, the amount of serotonin is increased, thus improving a person’s mood and mitigating feelings of depression. Like other such medications, Trazodone can be also […]

What Is the Addiction Severity Index?

The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is an assessment used by clinicians or researchers to evaluate a person’s need for substance abuse treatment. ASI is an instrument that guides treatment planning, and a semi-structured interview process that also assesses the history, intensity, and consequences of substance abuse. ASI collects information about a person’s substance abuse habits […]

Is Heroin an Opioid?

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate derived from the opiate morphine. It is a commonly abused illicit drug found in the U.S. and elsewhere. Heroin addiction is a devastating disease that claims the lives of thousands of people each year, and due mainly to the opioid epidemic, in recent years, it’s been spiralizing out of control. […]

Inspiring Drug Addiction Quotes

The road to recovery is challenging and not always easy to navigate. For this reason, it’s vital to stay motivated and remind oneself of the purpose of this journey. One way to garner inspiration is to read and share inspirational quotes that can help you stay on the right track. When a person experiences mostly […]

Is Prozac Addictive?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of drugs referred to as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, a neurochemical responsible for feelings of well-being. When serotonin levels are low or unbalanced, this can lead to a wide array of emotional issues […]

Rehab for Depression and Addiction

Clinical depression is a severe mental disorder that can lead to adverse consequences for the person who suffers as well as his or her loved ones. Unfortunately, this type of depression is common and affects millions of people and prevents them from living healthy, happy lives.  Substance abuse is common among those who are struggling […]

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