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What Are the Risks of Dextromethorphan Abuse?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter (OTC) products, including Robitussin DM, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine, Tylenol Cold products, and Vicks NyQuil LiquiCaps.  When taken in excessive amounts, they can be quite dangerous. Learn more about the risks of DXM abuse and how to seek help. Cough Syrup Abuse DXMRead More

Pilox Your Way to Health and Fitness in Recovery

When CrossFit gained in popularity, fitness enthusiasts predicted it would fade away and nobody would remember anything about it. CrossFit gained in strength and became a popular form of fitness training. A new trend is now taking the world by storm: Piloxing. Piloxing is a form of boxing and Pilates meshed together for a coreRead More

How Does Substance Abuse Affect People in the Military?

Substance abuse can often be a problem among active, reserve, and returning military personnel. Military service often exposes people to significant stressors like long deplyments away from family, exposure to combat situations, and physical injury. Substance abuse among members of the military are increasing. Learn more about how substance abuse affects people in the military.Read More

What is the Length of Time for Vicodin Detox?

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller made from a semisynthetic opioid, hydrocodone, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is used to support people with pain that goes from moderate to severe and generally for short-term use only. People who have surgery use it to aid in recovery. Vicodin is not intended for use long-termRead More

Is There a Link Between Substance Abuse and Impulsivity?

People turn to drugs and alcohol for different reasons. Some people want to experience a high, while others simply want to experience numbness, not feeling at all.  Research has been focusing on why people who abuse substances seem to also have a higher level of impulsivity or attraction to doing things that are higher risk.Read More

Tips for Surviving That Holiday Office Party

Even when everyone else is looking forward to that holiday office party this season, perhaps you feel a little differently in recovery. Perhaps you don’t even work in an office and wonder what is going to happen when it comes time to celebrate for the holidays. It might be hard to stick to sober resolutions,Read More

How Does Marijuana Alter Decision-Making?

Making decisions is something people do each and every day. Marijuana can alter decision-making because it changes the way people reach, think, and move forward in their lives following a decision. Disruptions in the normal use of the brain’s ability to process contribute to increased risk for developing a problem with decision-making. Marijuana Use CannabisRead More

The Hidden Crisis of Pharmacists and Addiction

Addiction does not discriminate who it impacts. Pharmacists are not immune to the challenges found with being addicted to alcohol or drugs. Healthcare professionals, overall, are prone to higher rates of substance abuse than the national average, due to the high amount of person-to-person contact they have at their jobs.  The rates of substance abuseRead More

What is Titration Tapering?

Benzodiazepine tapering programs can be used for withdrawal management of symptoms, including alcohol and other drugs. A number of opioid replacement medications, such as Suboxone or methadone, are used for withdrawal from opiates on a tapering program.  There are potential dangers associated with tapering, including possible adverse reactions to the drugs. Because of these risks,Read More