Entries by Omar F


What Is California Sober? Why It’s Not for Everyone

California sober is a relatively new sobriety concept that many perceive to be effective at reducing the harms related to addiction. However, the California sober approach isn’t for everyone, given how each individual responds to some treatments better than others. Here’s more about what it means to be California sober and why true sobriety may […]

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The Methamphetamine Epidemic and P2P Meth

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that has been around since the 1930s. In recent years, as the country has become increasingly more aware of the opioid epidemic, studies are now shining a light on a concurrent meth epidemic. What is methamphetamine, and how bad is this epidemic? What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine (meth) is classified […]

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Concerta Overdose Dangers

Concerta Symptoms And Warning Signs Concerta overdose symptoms must be taken seriously. Call for help right away if you or a loved one has overdosed on Concerta. Concerta is a stimulant drug that is helpful for people that have ADHD or narcolepsy. It is in the same drug class as Ritalin. But just like other […]

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Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam from the benzo group of drugs. It is used mostly for treating anxiety and panic disorder. Xanax is extremely habit-forming and can lead to physical dependence when used for longer than a few weeks. Many people who use Xanax find it hard to stop taking the drug after […]

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OxyContin Withdrawal Timeline, Symptoms & Treatment

OxyContin, a prescription painkiller derived from oxycodone, is a powerful form of pain relief. While there are various uses for this well-known drug, it is most commonly prescribed for chronic pain resulting from debilitating diseases like cancer and arthritis. OxyContin allows patients to find temporary relief from pain and discomfort, which enables them to better manage their […]

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Tramadol – Purpose, Abuse, Withdrawal, and Treatment Options

Tramadol is a prescription drug with a risk for abuse and dependence, and can be habit-forming with prolonged use. People who become dependent on tramadol and who suddenly stop taking this drug can experience withdrawal symptoms including panic, nausea, diarrhea, and hallucinations, and are highly prone to relapse and overdose. Tramadol dependence and addiction can […]

What Are Examples of Addictive Behaviors?

Addiction is an epidemic that leaves countless Americans dead each year, but addiction isn’t limited to drugs. Rather, there are many addictive behaviors that often take over someone’s life in a similar way. These addictions can become a severe psychological challenge to overcome and sometimes resemble chemical addiction in various ways, such as a sense […]


How Do I Choose A Drug Rehab Facility?

There are over 500 drug rehab facilities to choose from in the state of California. With so many options out there, it can feel overwhelming to know how to pick the right one. Still, it’s a choice that requires some thought because not all drug rehab facilities are made the same. This guide will help […]

Methadone – Purpose, Abuse, Withdrawal, and Treatment Options

Methadone is an FDA-approved medication used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings for people in recovery from opioid addiction. Though methadone is a treatment drug, the substance is still an opioid and carries a high risk for abuse and dependence. Methadone addiction carries many of the same risks as opioid addiction — including the […]