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Social Distancing May Lead to Opiate/Drug Withdrawal

COVID-19 is impacting the world, and many are focused on preventing the spread and treating coronavirus. DreamLife Recovery is remaining focused on helping people overcome their addictions. Experiencing a detox during the COVID-19 outbreak can make the situation more challenging. You may think you cannot get help due to the suggestions of social distancing and quarantine, but we are here to help! DreamLife Recovery is accepting patients at this time and will do everything to allow you to overcome...

What Are Opiates and How Are They So Addictive?

The opioid epidemic is constantly making headlines. Disturbing statistics suggest that this great plague is decaying our public health. Opiate addiction is now the leading cause of drug overdose in the U.S. But, what exactly is the reason behind opiates being so addictive? Well, they represent natural derivatives of the opium poppy plant. They’ve been used for medicine and recreation over many centuries. Today, they take the form of both prescription pharmaceuticals and street drugs. When...

I Want to Quit Heroin: What to Expect from Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin addiction is a serious problem in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world. In fact, approximately 9.2 million people worldwide use heroin. Heroin and other opiates are also responsible for 18 percent of rehab admissions in the U.S. Are you currently dealing with heroin addiction? Have you been thinking about giving it up and getting clean?  If you want to quit heroin but haven't taken action yet, you might find yourself worrying about...

How to Identify Signs of Opiate Abuse in a Loved One

Has a loved one started to act erratically, or just… differently? Has their behavior changed so much so that you believe it could be a substance abuse problem? Is it possible its opiate abuse? The signs of opiate abuse in a loved one are sometimes hard to spot. It’s easy to deny the truth to yourself and others. Sometimes the changes in an addicted person are as dramatic as not bathing, changing groups of friends, and getting...

Overcoming Your Oxycodone Withdrawal: What to Expect in Treatment and Recovery

Opiate addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high. A report released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2016 found that 2 million U.S. citizens suffered from addiction to prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioids like oxycodone caused more than 20,000 overdose deaths the year before. If you suffer from an addiction, you may fear going through oxycodone withdrawal alone. Consider checking into a substance abuse treatment center to get the help you...

What to Expect From a Prescription Drugs Detox

Finding yourself addicted to prescription drugs can be a hard wake up call. Making the decision to take on a pill detox is hard. Knowing where to begin is even harder. You may feel as if detoxing is impossible, but it's not. You just have to be prepared for the bumpy road ahead of you. It's not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but there are a few ways you can...

What to Expect from a Heroin Detox

Research shows that more than 130 people die every day in the United States as a result of an opioid overdose. From prescription painkillers to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, the epidemic is very real, dangerous, and costly, creating an economic burden across the country that equals around $78.5 billion per year. Within this class of drugs is another well-known culprit: heroin. Are you or someone you know addicted to heroin? If so,...

What to Expect From an Opiate Detox

Opiates are responsible for the death of over 900 people per week in the United States. Millions of people are addicted to opiates such as heroin or prescription pain killers, and this number is rapidly increasing. In order to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of opiate addiction, it's vital to quit. This process can be difficult, if not impossible, to face on your own. However, there are options for opiate detox that carry...