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4 Characteristics of Painkiller Addiction Treatment Centers

Addiction to painkillers is a growing problem in the United States. While more and more people are dealing with it, painkiller addiction remains highly misunderstood and stigmatized. When a doctor prescribes narcotic painkillers, it may be to treat pain after a surgery, pain caused by an autoimmune disease or cancer, or any other major cause…

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Opioid Addiction Treatment

The opioid epidemic has had a massive impact the people of all ages all over the country. If someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, we can help you. We are Rockland Recovery Treatment Centers, and we provide access to an opioid addiction treatment program in Massachusetts. If you are looking for an opioid…

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The Dangers of Taking Painkillers Excessively

Thousands of people across the U.S. die every year from a painkiller medication overdose. Both men and women are at risk of overdose, potentially dangerous side effects of excessively taking painkillers, and addiction to the drugs. A painkiller addiction treatment program at Rockland Recovery can help clients regain control over their lives without the dangers…

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How Meth Addictions Can Develop

Any illegal use of methamphetamines qualifies as abuse. Commonly called meth, it is a hazardous and addictive drug. Interestingly, meth addiction can develop from the first time someone starts using the drug. Meth produces a rush of dopamine that gives the user a euphoric feeling. If you or a loved one is struggling with a…

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How Bipolar Disorder Impacts Substance Use

Manic depression is one of the two components of bipolar disorder. This mental health condition involves a cycle of very highs, called mania, and very lows, called manic depression. When bipolar occurs, a person feels unable to control emotions, behaviors, and even quality of life that can lead to drug and alcohol abuse. There is…

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Types of Care Available for Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug with a potency that is much greater than even morphine. In some instances, this substance is used in pharmaceutical settings for patients with cancer pain. However, most of the time, people use it illegally and become addicted. Because of the high potency of fentanyl, it is extremely dangerous. Many…