Difference opiates vs opioids

The Difference: Opiates vs. Opioids

There tends to be confusion surrounding the difference between opiates and opioids. Often, people think that these two terms are interchangeable. Opioids are natural versions of drugs that interact with the receptors in our brains. Opiates are synthetic drugs created in a lab that are significantly stronger than natural opiates. In this instance, it’s important…

Dangers of Addiction To Pain Pills

The Dangers of Addiction to Pain Pills

Abuse of prescription medications is prevalent in the United States today. It’s essential to be aware of the symptoms that someone you care about may be abusing pills. Unfortunately, addiction to pain pills and other medications often happens by accident. Blaming someone for their addiction never helps resolve the issue. What matters is convincing someone…

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Why Do People Get Addicted to Painkillers

Opioid painkillers can produce a short-lived euphoria, but they are highly addictive. Addiction to opioids does not occur overnight. Before a person develops a dependency on opioids, there is a period when prescription medications are misused. Because opioids are so addictive, misuse can unexpectedly lead to addiction. If you or someone you care about is…

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

What Are the Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

There are many signs to watch for when you’re concerned about opioid use and abuse. Common opioid withdrawal symptoms can range from anxiety and restlessness to unnatural sweating. A person may also experience shaking or other involuntary movements and signs of acute physical sickness such as vomiting and diarrhea. It’s important to know what to…

Explaining the Maryland Heroin Epidemic

Explaining the Maryland Heroin Epidemic

Overdose deaths in Maryland are primarily associated with heroin, prescription opioid medications, fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids. Overdose deaths are almost exclusively related to fentanyl and fentanyl-related drugs. This is not so different from other places in the country. As of 2019, it’s statistically more likely someone will die as a result of an opioid…

3 Benefits of an Alcohol Detox Center

Alcohol use can start casually, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner or having a few beers with friends. This occasional consumption is the extent of their use for many people, but unfortunately, some people have underlying issues that make them susceptible to alcohol abuse. What begins to kick back and relax becomes an unhealthy…

Why Choose Drug Rehab In Maryland

Why Choose Drug Rehab in Maryland

It’s important to know what you’re looking for when selecting a drug rehab program. A good drug rehab has a positive reputation for treating substance abuse and mental health issues. After all, addiction affects both the mind and the body. Recovery centers should have proper, up-to-date certifications that let you know you can trust their…

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How to Choose Your Drug Abuse Programs

A drug addiction treatment program is not a quick fix. The insights you gain and the changes you make during treatment will become the foundation for your recovery throughout the challenges of sober living. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a wide range of treatment programs for those struggling with drug addiction. Reach out to us…

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Common Drugs That Need Prescription Drug Rehab for Recovery

Many prescription drugs are highly addictive. Sadly, too often, people become addicted to these medications through no fault of their own. In some cases, an individual begins taking an opioid like oxycodone or codeine after having their wisdom teeth removed. Because these medications are so potent, it’s possible withdrawal symptoms and cravings can cause a…

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Is Cocaine Rehab Still Necessary?

There is a false belief that cocaine is more difficult to treat than other substance use disorders. This may have to do with an individual’s perceived functionality in everyday life or the situation in which cocaine is often abused. Stimulant use disorders, including cocaine, are treatable, and those with an addiction can benefit from personalized…