Helping a Friend Stay Sober

When a good friend relapses, it can be heartbreaking, infuriating, or just plain baffling. There are a number of ways to help them stay sober—the most important of which is encouraging them to continue treatment. Addiction treatment doesn’t end when the addict walks away from the rehab clinic; it continues forever. Even if they say […]

How to Quit Heroin Safely

Are you or a loved one using heroin? Do you exhibit the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction? You can stop using heroin and recover for good, but getting sober will require more than just a detox. Heroin addiction recovery is a long-term process that requires determination and patience. Learning how to quit heroin is […]

A Look at Heroin Cravings

Ever experience a deep, deep yearning for something? That’s sort of how a drug craving feels. However, cravings for heroin are sharper, stronger, and far more intense – simple as that. But how exactly does it feel? It’s something most non-addicts wonder, either because of what they’ve seen on TV or what they’ve witnessed from […]

Getting Help For a Percocet Addiction

Percocet is a powerful opioid painkiller made from oxycodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, a filler. As a medicine, Percocet has legitimate medical uses. It’s also highly abuse-prone. Addiction to Percocet as well as pure OxyCodone is incredibly common. Many painkiller addicts resort to heroin—a cheaper, more powerful stimulant—once their tolerance to the pills becomes too […]

How to Overcome Addiction for Good

t’s a hard truth about addiction: it comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. For some, it’s alcohol. For others, it’s stimulants. There’s also addiction to sex, to gambling, to television, even to exercise. Whatever your addiction may be, there’s no reason to abandon ship. You can turn the ship around. It’s easier to overcome […]

The Effects of Xanax Use & the Dangers it Holds

The effects of alprazolam don’t last all that long. When it comes to treating chronic anxiety disorders, however, it’s usually better to go with a longer-lasting medication. It is important to stop the use of Xanax under medical supervision as the withdrawal process can be life-threatening. XANAX EFFECTS ON THE BODY AND BRAIN Xanax is […]

Going to a Rehabilitation Center: Important Things to Know

Drug addictions can prove to be life-threatening in many cases. Most people who are addicted to drugs are unable to see things clearly, which makes it difficult for them to live their lives in a normal way. Unless they get their daily dose, it is difficult for them to behave in a composed fashion. However, […]

When You Need the Best of Drug Recovery Centers

Drug treatment isn’t exactly most people’s idea of fun, but neither is any other necessary medical interventionist procedure. At Blueprints for Recovery, we know how hard drug recovery and treatment can be, not only on our patients, but on their friends and families as well. We firmly believe that drug addiction is an ongoing issue […]

5 Ways to Deal with Drug Addiction

For anyone who’s ever had to battle drug addiction, it’s a known fact that you’ll have to keep at it for a long, long time. The important thing to know is that while the road to recovery is tough, littered with setbacks, and can seem insurmountable at times, recovery is possible. Here are some tips […]

The Right Drug Rehabilitation Center for You

When you realize you have a drug addiction problem and you are ready to make a change, it is important to recognize you can’t do it on your own. There are drug rehabilitation centers equipped in assisting addicts on their road to recovery. The beginning is always the hardest, which is why the structure of […]