Cancer Patients and Narcotics | Apple Valley Rehabilitation & Recovery

Cancer Patients and Narcotics

An integral part of many cancers is pain. While some cancer patients are fortunate enough not to deal with pain, many patients have daily pain related to the disease process or the treatment. Many cancerous tumors are large enough to press on surrounding organs; other cancers require chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or a combination of these…

How to Avoid Addiction When Taking Opioids | Victorville Rehabilitation

How to Avoid Addiction When Taking Opioids

Opioids, such as prescription narcotics, are highly addictive. They work on certain receptors in the brain to decrease pain and create a calm feeling while also inducing tiredness. Narcotics are often used as the first line of defense against moderate to severe pain in hospitals and clinics around the world. While behavioral therapies can decrease…

How to Afford Drug Rehab | Victorville First Step Recovery Addiction Center

How to Afford Drug Rehab

After deciding that drug rehab is necessary for an addiction to drugs, such as prescription opioids or illegal street drugs, the individual may be left wondering how he or she is to pay for the treatments. Needless to say, inpatient treatment is much more expensive than outpatient treatment is; however, in some cases, an inpatient…