Prescription Drugs

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful, debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms during the withdrawal process. Benzos are typically prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, or …

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Buprenorphine Long-Term Side Effects

Buprenorphine is a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. Though it may prove life-changing for many individuals, it can cause potentially serious problems. As with any other drug, there are potential long-term side effects of buprenorphine. Most people can take it without experiencing issues. However, the longer an individual uses this medication, …

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How Much Hydrocodone Is Too Much?

Hydrocodone is a synthetic opioid prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. While it can be beneficial, it may also have dangerous side effects when misused. Knowing how much hydrocodone is too much can save lives and reduce the risk of developing a dependency.  At Promises Behavioral Health, our opioid rehab center offers comprehensive treatment …

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Common Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs that are used to treat conditions such as anxiety, seizures, and panic disorders. Unfortunately, benzos are also addictive. Benzo withdrawal is a necessary part of recovery, and knowing what to expect can help you take the first step. Here are some of the most …

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Here Are the Tell-Tale Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

It may not always be obvious when a loved one has a problem with prescription drug abuse. The person may seem to be functioning normally, and you might not see the signs. But there are some tell-tale signs of prescription drug abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling with prescription drug misuse, the …

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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction

What does painkiller addiction look like? Prescription painkiller addiction can happen to anyone. It often starts with legal, prescribed medications that are taken as directed. But over time, people develop a tolerance to the drugs, which leads to increased doses and more frequent use. Before you know it, you are addicted and struggling to quit. …

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The Risk of Addiction to Post-Surgery Pain Medications

After going through the ordeal of surgery, you face another tough battle. Pain is inevitable after most surgeries, and the more extensive the surgery, the more severe and long-lasting the pain typically is. You and your doctor will likely devise a plan for managing your pain post-surgery. When pain is minimized, your body can focus …

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Ambien Abuse & Withdrawal

Ambien (otherwise known as zolpidem) is a sleep-inducing drug. It remains one of the most widely prescribed sedatives, despite having a high potential for abuse and withdrawal being especially taxing. Marketed as an insomnia remedy, a sleep aid, and a general sedative, Ambien has maintained a foothold in the pharmaceutical market since the early 90s—and …

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