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Addiction

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the addiction category.

girl taking pill pills medicine valium addiction treatment
Valium, first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1963, is a drug often prescribed for conditions such as alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and sleep disorders. However, some people develop Valium dependency, and recovery can be complicated. Here’s what you should know. What Is Valium? Valium and Ducene are brand names...
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Physicians frequently prescribe tramadol to people suffering with chronic pain. Unfortunately, if other methods of pain management or elimination aren’t used in conjunction with it, there’s a chance some individuals develop a dependency on tramadol. What Is Tramadol? Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic. It alters how the brain and nervous system perceive and respond...
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It’s truly a tragedy to develop a dependency on medication that’s supposed to help you overcome substance addiction. This is often the case with Suboxone. Designed to help people with opioid addiction, if it’s not properly administered in tandem with a whole-person continuum of care plan, it can result in a completely different level of...
illustration of open book with flowers and plants growing up out of the pages - inspirational books
In those moments when we feel like no one understands what we’ve been through, the power of story can reconnect us. It’s less reliance on the old adage “misery loves company” and more the importance of knowing we’re not alone in our recovery journey, and that everyone has the incredible fortitude to rise from suffering,...
chemical formula for fentanyl
Just when we thought the fight against opiates was winding down, fentanyl continues to make grim headlines. Teenagers buying fentanyl through social media. West Point cadets dying from overdoses of fentanyl laced with cocaine. And according to the Georgia Department of Health in March 2022, “Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have been increasing in Georgia since the...
handsome and serious looking businessman holding a green glass beer bottle and a white square sign with a black question mark on it against a sky blue background - alcohol addiction
In order to lessen the stigma involving alcohol use disorder and alcohol addiction, it helps to understand the reasons contributing to it. Addiction specialists are more dedicated than ever to address AUD based on an individual’s background, contributing risks, and other factors to ensure better recovery. What Is Alcohol Use Disorder? The National Institute on...
stack of colorful notes with a question mark on the top blue one - rehab facility
In the U.S., fewer than 10 percent of the 30 million people with addiction seek treatment. Why this statistic rarely changes is complicated, but often hinges on the quality of treatment, the social misconceptions of addiction, and knowing what you or a loved one deserve for essential care. When searching for a rehab facility, here...
round white tablets spilling out of prescription bottle and onto a couple of one hundred dollar bills - oxycodone
In 2020, according to Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General, our state was “among the top 11 states with the most opioid overdose deaths, and 55 Georgia counties have an overdose rate higher than the national average.” There are numerous narcotics that put people at risk, and oxycodone is one of them. What Is Oxycodone?...
young woman doing an advanced yoga pose at home - holistic therapies
A successful part of recovery is shaping your daily life with intention, not reaction. Holistic practices make this easier for many people, especially when certain methods establish grounding and promote calm. What Does Holistic Mean? A structured day doesn’t have to be rigid, but it’s essential to your well-being to have routines and rituals that...
middle age man sitting at home on the couch drinking a bottled beer, looking rather unhealthy - health
Addiction is a brain disease that, while not curable, can be managed effectively. However, excessive use of substances or alcohol is also a major contributing factor to additional—and often serious—medical issues. For some people, the road to better health is much more complicated as a result. Damage to Your Health Caused by Drugs & Alcohol...
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