My Child: Opioid Addiction?

opioid addiction treatment for opiates and other narcotics at Serenity Vista international private drug rehab

Does my child have opioid addiction? Of course, no parent wants to ask themselves such a painful question. Does my child have opioid addiction? To consider the possibility that their son or daughter is a drug addict is too terrible a thought for many parents. But unfortunately, that tragic reality hits home for many parents around the world today, as we are living amidst a global opioid addiction epidemic. It’s estimated that in America alone, 40 people die every day from pain killer overdose. And the opioid crisis is worsening rather than resolving, fueled in part by the Covid-19 pandemic. What exactly are opioids? In simple terms, opioids are a class of potent pain-relief medications, often referred to as opiates or narcotics. They are chemical variations or derivatives of opium originating from the poppy plant. These commonly prescribed strong drugs include…

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Five Common Addiction Myths

Serenity Vista Examines Common Addiction Myths Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word addiction as a “strong and harmful need to regularly have something, or to do something.” While the definition clearly describes the terminology, it a far cry from what those who suffer from addiction actually go through. Those who have experienced the pain of addiction, either personally or with someone we love, know all too well that the illness of addiction is real, and there are many who do not have a full understanding of what it is, and what it is not. Addiction Myths can be harmful – even fatal. Addiction Myths and misconceptions about addictions are rampant, and the Internet is chalk-full of senseless theories regarding the realities of addiction. That is why we chose five of the most common addiction myths regarding addiction and rehabilitation, and debunk them.…

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Teen Heroin Use and Abuse on the Rise

Teen heroin use on the Rise

Teen Heroin Use and Abuse on the Rise Many would think that teen heroin use is minimal. The reality is that contrary to conventional beliefs, youth are increasingly being exposed to and abusing heroin. Heroin is indeed a very dangerous drug, and it’s one that can have enormous consequences for mental and physical health. In fact, some experts call it the “worst drug in the world.” So if you’re struggling with an addiction to heroin, now is the time to get the help you need at a drug rehab center. Rehab can help you get clean and stay clean. Heroin can even have deadly consequences—there are many fatal drug overdoses that are linked back to heroin. Unfortunately, heroin is also a drug that’s increasing in popularity, especially among teens and young adults (including college students). But they can get the help…

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Cookies More Addicting Than Cocaine & Heroin?

Cookies More Addicting Than Cocaine & Heroin?

Cookies More Addicting Than Cocaine & Heroin? What can I do to recover from an eating disorder? Many people don’t think about it, but actually sugary foods like cookies, cake, and doughnuts can be highly addictive. And now millions of people from the United States and Canada are struggling with eating disorders. And new research is pointing toward the possibility that these unhealthy foods are actually more addicting than illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. And they’re much more widely available. According to the lead scientists, “Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability.” Click here to learn more about how addiction impacts your health.  Sugar Addiction and its Tragic Consequences Surprisingly, sugary or high-fat foods can actually…

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How to Help Someone Overcome A Heroin Addiction

How to Help Someone Overcome A Heroin Addiction

How to Help Someone Overcome A Heroin Addiction What can I do if a friend or loved one is struggling with heroin addiction? Heroin is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous drugs in the United States and Canada, and addiction rates are rising. Many people are coming to heroin addiction through the abuse of prescription drugs, which are often made with related painkiller ingredients that work in similar ways as heroin. If your friend or loved one is struggling with heroin abuse or addiction, it can be difficult to know what to do. But by recognizing the warning signs and remembering what to do in that situation, you can be better prepared for helping a loved one with opioid addiction. Click here to learn more general tips to help a loved one through addiction. What are the Warning Signs of…

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Heroin Addiction Needs Quality Treatment

How Extended Stay Programs Can Help Decrease Chance of Relapse

Heroin Addiction Needs Quality Treatment Have you ever taken heroin? Do you struggle with heroin abuse? Heroin is one of the most popular, and most dangerous drugs available. And millions of people worldwide are struggling with heroin and other opiate drug or narcotic analgesic pain killer addiction. But what does heroin do to someone? And how exactly do you fight heroin addiction? Though heroin can lead to huge health problems and is linked to higher crime, it isn’t unstoppable. A good program of intensive, high quality drug rehab can help you begin or continue your journey to successful long term recovery. But one of the most important things is to remember to keep a positive attitude. Click here to learn more about how staying positive can help you in your recovery with drug rehab. What Does Heroin Do to Me?…

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