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How to Reduce Anxiety | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

How to Reduce Anxiety

How to Reduce Anxiety – Although it is an entirely reasonable human response, anxiety is also an emotional reaction that can cause us to over-examine situations and paralyze us when we encounter critical decisions or fearful circumstances. An anxiety disorder may develop when anxiety continues for a prolonged period and begins to interfere with daily […]

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Blood? | Recovery By The Sea

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Blood?

Adderall is a stimulant drug that can be detected in the blood up to 46 hours after use. It has a half-life of 9-14 hours, meaning that after this time, only around half of the drug will remain in the body. Adderall should be eliminated entirely from a person’s system in three days.  Testing can […]

How Long Does Clonazepam Stay in Your System? | Midwood Addiction

How Long Does Clonazepam Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Clonazepam Stay in Your System? – Clonazepam (brand name Klonopin) is a commonly prescribed benzodiazepine that has a relatively long-lasting effect. The effects of most benzodiazepines (benzos), such as Xanax or Valium, last between 3-4 hours, while the effects of Klonopin can last much longer, anywhere from 6-12 hours. Clonazepam is usually […]

Is Gabapentin a Controlled Substance? | Recovery By The Sea

Is Gabapentin a Controlled Substance?

At the time of this writing, gabapentin (Neurontin) is not considered to be a controlled substance on the federal level. However, some states, such as Michigan, and other municipalities, have scheduled it as a class 5 drug, meaning it is believed to have a relatively low potential for abuse. It is commonly prescribed to treat […]

Signs of Opioid Use | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Signs of Opioid Use

Opioid drugs are commonly abused for their euphoric and sedative effects. For this reason, users often face a very high potential for abuse, dependence, and addiction. Opioids come in several forms, including prescription painkillers and street drugs such as heroin. Other commonly found opiates and opioids include the following: Prescription medications are usually found as […]

What Is Amphetamine Psychosis? | Recovery By The Sea

What Is Amphetamine Psychosis?

Psychosis is a condition in which a person experiences a disconnect from reality and loses the ability to differentiate psychological processes from real life. Psychosis may or may not be caused by the use of substances. One of the most common forms of psychosis is related to amphetamine use. Amphetamine psychosis is usually brief and […]

Heroin Addiction Symptoms and Treatment | Recovery By The Sea

Heroin Addiction Symptoms and Treatment

Heroin addiction is a severe, debilitating, and potentially devastating substance use disorder. Heroin addiction symptoms may include any of the following: Shortness of breath Dry mouth Constricted pupils Sudden changes in behavior Disorientation Cycles of hyper-alertness that alternate with periods of unconsciousness or “nodding off” Droopiness as if arms and legs are heavy Behavioral signs […]

Food Addiction and Substance Abuse | Recovery By The Sea

Food Addiction and Substance Abuse

Recently, the Center on Addiction released a report that examines how our knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of substance abuse might help to increase our understanding of excessive eating, which is a significant health concern and challenge many in the U.S. must face. The mounting obesity epidemic across the country has prompted researchers to […]

Obsessive Love Addiction and Substance Abuse | Recovery By The Sea

Obsessive Love Addiction and Substance Abuse

Obsessive love addiction is a behavioral disorder not unlike other addiction to certain activities, such as sex or gambling. It involves problems related to impulse control and adverse changes in behavior that revolve around experiencing the “high” associated with falling in love and maintaining these feelings at whatever cost. Like any behavior that is associated […]

What to Look for in an AA Sponsor | Recovery By The Sea

What to Look for in an AA Sponsor

If you are using 12-step Alcohol Anonymous (AA) meetings as one means of maintaining sobriety after rehab, another person has likely suggested that you seek out a sponsor. This may seem like a daunting task, but, with guidance, you should be able to identify someone who can serve as a voice of reason and say […]

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