People at an opiate detox center

What to Look for in an Opiate Detox Center

Opiates are a form of synthetic or natural opioids derived from the poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. They are very beneficial in treating pain, suppressing coughs, and treating diarrhea. Opiates are safe to take when you follow your prescription and work with your doctor to manage your symptoms. Men and women with an opiate addiction will…

What is physiological dependence?

What Is Physiological Dependence?

Physiological dependence can happen with the chronic use of most drugs—including many types of prescription drugs, even when they are taken as instructed by a physician. Thus, physical dependence does not necessarily constitute addiction. This distinction can be difficult to discern, especially regarding prescribed pain medications, for which needing increasing dosages can represent tolerance. This…

Man who is dope sick

What Does Being Dope Sick Mean?

People often describe being dope sick as one of the most frightening and excruciatingly uncomfortable experiences anyone could endure. Dope sickness consists of a group of symptoms that occur when you stop taking your drug of choice. It’s most often referring to withdrawal from opiates such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine, or prescription opioids. If your…

hydrocodone vs oxycodone

Hydrocodone vs Oxycodone

Opioids have taken center stage recently and two popular opioids are hydrocodone and oxycodone. When it comes to hydrocodone vs oxycodone, both are prescription painkillers, treat short-term pain caused by surgery and injury, treat chronic pain from arthritis or cancer, and are only available with a prescription from a doctor. Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are highly…