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Tramadol Addiction

Tramadol Addiction

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic prescribed to treat patients with moderate to severe pain. It is generally prescribed as a tablet or capsule. There is an extended-release dose which slowly releases its chemicals throughout the day. Working like morphine, it...
Rehabilitation for Addiction

Rehabilitation for Addiction

If you or a loved one suffers from a drug or alcohol addiction, there may also be an internal battle going on which increases the drug and alcohol abuse. Addicts often want to quit but are also terrified to do so. Addiction has such a hold on their lives that they...
How to Deal with Opiate Withdrawal

How to Deal with Opiate Withdrawal

The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to grow. Approximately one-tenth of the population in the United States has abused opiates. The more an addict consumes a drug, the higher their tolerance becomes, and most addicts will go to great lengths to prevent...
Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax Withdrawal

Like any other substance, people can develop an addiction and dependence to Xanax (Alprazolam). Withdrawal symptoms occur when an individual who has developed a dependency suddenly stops taking Xanax. Without having the drug in their system, they may feel as if they...
Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

It is not uncommon for most people to feel bits of sadness or anxiety at some point throughout their lives. These are natural human emotions, but often clear up within a day or two. For millions of others, it can become a major depressive disorder that becomes a black...
How to Explain Addiction to a Child

How to Explain Addiction to a Child

At Serenity Acres, we understand that addiction and substance abuse effects everyone around the addict. We know that this can also include young children, whether the addict is the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or family friend. This can be a very difficult...
Flakka, the New Designer Drug

Flakka, the New Designer Drug

What is Flakka? Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Alpha-PVP) otherwise known as “Flakka,” is a synthetic designer drug classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule I drug. In China, Alpha-PVP is made from synthetic chemicals that prevent...
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

You are not only eating, drinking and breathing just for yourself during pregnancy. As an expecting mother, you should want your baby to develop and be as healthy as possible. Everything you put into your body affects your unborn child; therefore, it is essential to...
Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal

Many Americans over the age of 21 have consumed an alcoholic beverage at some point in their life. Some can drink alcohol without any addictive issues. Others may develop heavy or binge drinking patterns. Heavy or binge drinking consists of four or more drinks for...