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Codependent Behavior and Addiction | Recovery By The Sea

Codependent Behavior and Addiction

Codependent Behavior and Addiction – Codependency is hallmarked by a relationship in which one person has profound emotional needs, and their partner is forced to contribute a disproportionate amount of his or her time responding to those needs, frequently to the detriment of the life of one or both partners and/or other significant relationships. Codependency […]

Opioid Dependence, Withdrawal, and Treatment | Recovery By The Sea

Opioid Dependence, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Opioid dependence is a condition that may develop following regular use of prescription or illicit opioids. While dependence is not addiction, per se, it is an integral part of its development. Many factors, both personal and environmental, affect whether an individual who uses opioid drugs will continue taking them long enough to develop dependence or […]

Relapse Prevention Plan | Recovery By The Sea Addictiong Treatment

How to Implement a Relapse Prevention Plan

How to Implement a Relapse Prevention Plan – The process of relapse involves much more than just a moment of weakness—it occurs as a series of steps in the direction that is heading toward addictive behavior. Along the way, however, there are many opportunities to actively use new strategies and act to halt and reverse […]

Opiate Drugs and Addiction | Recovery By The Sea

Opiate Drugs and Addiction

Opiate Drugs and Addiction – Opiates are intoxicating, potentially addictive substances that occur naturally and have painkilling and depressant properties. All opiates are classified as controlled substances in the United States. Opiates Defined Opiates are compounds procured from the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. They have potent medicinal properties and are used for pain relief, cough […]

Chronic Alcoholism | Subtypes and Symptoms | Recovery By The Sea

Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Chronic Alcohol Abuse: Subtypes and Symptoms – To help others obtain a better understanding of alcoholism, experts at the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) have identified five different subtypes of alcoholics. These include the following: Young adult subtype Young antisocial subtype Functional subtype Intermediate familial subtype Chronic severe subtype Chronic Alcoholism Statistics […]

Methadone Addiction | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Methadone Addiction

Methadone Addiction – Methadone is a long-acting synthetic opioid commonly used for the treatment of heroin addiction or dependence on more powerful, potentially more dangerous opioids. When used as directed, methadone can be very effective at treating opiate addiction, but as an opioid itself, still has the potential for addiction. When used to wean patients […]

Types of Addiction | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Types of Addiction

The many types of addiction include the abuse of substances such as alcohol or cocaine and behaviors like gambling. Addiction is associated with psychological and behavioral effects that occur in response to changes in the brain and is characterized by intense cravings and an inability to control substance use or behavior despite adverse life consequences. […]

Oxycodone and Alcohol | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

The Dangers of Combining Oxycodone and Alcohol

The Dangers of Combining Oxycodone and Alcohol – Combining alcohol with any other intoxicating substance can be dangerous and result in unpredictable side effects. However, mixing oxycodone, a prescription painkiller, with alcohol can result in some unique problems. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic indicated to treat moderate to severe pain, and it is often combined […]

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in the Body? | Recovery By The Sea

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in the Body?

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in the Body? – On average, a normal liver can process about 10 grams of ethyl alcohol, or one drink per hour. Alcohol can be identified in urine for up to 80 hours after consumption, and on the breath and in saliva for as long as 24 hours after the […]

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms | Detox Timeline | Recovery By The Sea

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms: Detox Timeline

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms: Detox Timeline – Methamphetamine (meth, crystal meth, or ice) a very potent, highly addictive synthetic stimulant drug that has become increasingly popular with drug users in recent decades. Meth typically presents as a crystalline powder or as small bluish/whitish rocks or shards of glass, and is typically snorted or smoked, but can […]

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