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…

Seniors and Alcoholism | Victorville Addiction Recovery & Treatment Center

Seniors and Alcoholism

It is hard to imagine very many elderly people as having problems with alcohol, such as unhealthy dependencies. However, it is certainly the case, especially among those who already have other chronic health problems. A recent report out of the University of Georgia that was published in the American Geriatrics Society Journal studied over 1,500…

College and Drug Rehab | Victorville First Step Drug Addiction Recovery

College and Drug Rehab

People may think that when attending rehab, they will not be able to do anything else, such as attend family functions, hold down a job or begin a college education. However, one must remember that there are huge differences between what one can do in outpatient rehab settings versus inpatient settings. Inpatient drug rehab is…

The Role of Grandparents in the Opioid Crisis | Hesperia Rehabilitation Center

The Role of Grandparents in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic surging across the nation has affected countless numbers of individuals who have become addicted to these dangerous drugs. However, another group of people being affected indirectly is grandparents. As the epidemic has spread, untold numbers of adults getting ready to enjoy the last 20 to 30 years remaining to them in retirement…

Concurrent Benefits of Drug Rehabilitation | Victorville First Step Recovery

Concurrent Benefits of Drug Rehabilitation

Many would agree that drug rehab is an excellent choice for someone who is addicted to prescription or illegal drugs. They would say that rehab can help them replace the need for dangerous drugs with something safer. However, numerous concurrent benefits come along with attending outpatient or inpatient rehab. While some may not be immediately…

Struggles for the Children of Drug Addicts | High Desert First Step Rehabilitation

Struggles for the Children of Drug Addicts

While much of the talk about the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic focuses on those who are buying, selling and using the drugs, one of the hardest hit sectors from all of this is the children of the opioid addicts. These children often deal with unspeakable circumstances, terrible living conditions and abuse as they struggle to…

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans | Victorville First Step Rehabilitation

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans

While the opioid epidemic continues to grow across the United States, the group of individuals most at risk are U.S. veterans. Nearly 60% of this group is taking prescription painkillers compared with only 30% of the general population. Of this number, 13 %, which translates to nearly 70,000 individuals, struggle with drug addiction. This number…