It’s that time of year again- time for St. Patty’s day celebrations. For many alcoholics, the holiday may leave you feeling left out, as friends celebrate the long-standing tradition of guzzling down green beer. You may feel the desire to go out and be tempted to drink.
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You may have experienced a drug overdose or know someone who has. An overdose is actually a brain injury resulting from lack of adequate oxygen flow. In most cases, overdoses are not intentional. You may not think that recreational drug use will lead to an overdose, but it can happen to anyone who is using drugs, anytime they use.
Entering drug and alcohol treatment can be scary, and here at Banyan Treatment Center we understand. Being away from loved ones can be difficult, especially after making such a big decision to seek help and turn your life around. Many people have questions.
Relapse prevention programs are designed to help recovering addicts work through challenging situations when temptations are present. It’s important to understand that recovering from addiction is a life-long practice.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, many who are suffering from addiction are faced with an important, and difficult, choice. Is it better to seek drug and alcohol treatment before the holidays, or wait until after? Many addicts are worried about disappointing their families, missing out on celebrations and raising questions from nosy relatives when they don’t show up at the dinner table.
Heroin suppresses the central nervous system and its functions like heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature regulation. It also binds to opioid receptors, increasing chemicals in the brain that are responsible for releasing feelings of pleasure. When this occurs, euphoria comes in and the user is experiencing a “high.” When heroin is abused, a rush of pleasure occurs, and when it is removed, the opposite effect takes place.
Alcohol and drug abuse is a common issue among the college “party scene” and culture. Many students start experimenting with drugs at a young age recreationally and access to the drugs becomes easier to obtain without having parental supervision 24-7 like they once had at home. We see time and time again, students’ stress and anxiety levels increase when they experience dramatic lifestyle changes and leaving for college can be one of them.
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