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Opiate Addiction and Recovery

Over the last decade, we have seen opiate addiction skyrocket, as well as opioid overdose rates. While there are paths to recovery from opiate addiction, first, it’s important to understand what opiates are, what addiction may look like, and recovery options. What are Opiates? Opiates, or opioids, are controlled, narcotic, prescription painkillers. They are typically…


Recovering from Percocet

What is Percocet and why is it a problematic drug? Percocet is a prescription medication that is used to treat acute and moderate to severe pain. It falls into the classification of an opioid/acetaminophen combination drug. It is taken orally in the form of a pill, tablet, or solution. Since it is an opioid, it…


What is Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis is when someone has co-occurring disorders, such as a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder. Most people who have a mental illness will have a substance use issue at some point in their lives and vice versa. It can be hard to determine which disorder came first and if one…