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Tips for Staging an Intervention

Helping a loved one overcome an addiction is never easy. It often requires planning and a bit of strategy, as well as support from loved ones or friends. Staging an intervention involves facing the person head-on about their addiction and convincing them that they need professional help at an addiction treatment center. If handled properly,…

addict doctor shopping

What is Doctor Shopping?

Doctor shopping is obtaining a controlled substance from multiple doctors without informing any of the practitioners. For instance, a patient may take out a prescription for Xanax from a doctor. Afterward, they may take out another prescription for Xanax from a different doctor without telling the physician that they have already taken out a prescription…

signs of a relapse

Signs of a Relapse

Overcoming drug and alcohol dependency is a long-term process. It can be a challenge for many individuals. While no one wants to become dependent on substances, many people fail to complete their recovery journey and maintain sobriety. Many of the people seeking long-term sobriety face relapse several times before attaining the goal. Understanding the signs…

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College Students and Adderall

Adderall treats adults, teens, and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, it is common for young people in the US to use it for recreational purposes. Adderall’s effects are similar to those of cocaine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies it as a Schedule II controlled substance due to its addictive nature. Adderall is…

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Most Common Painkiller Addictions

Painkillers are effective in reducing mild to severe pain. They provide benefits for patients who experience injuries or chronic medical conditions. However, painkiller addictions are on the rise due to the sharp increase in prescriptions. Many patients find themselves in need of a drug rehab program to stop using painkillers. With all the products that…

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Stages of Benzo Addiction

We can find benzos (benzodiazepines) under prescription names like Klonopin, Valium, Vicodin, and Xanax. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we understand the stages of benzo addiction for those who use these medications. If you have concerns about prescription drug addiction, contact our treatment team today at 855.730.8825. Understanding the Stages of Benzo Addiction The stages of…

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Benefits of Exercise During Rehab

Health and wellness are a core element in addiction recovery. For this reason, addiction treatment centers often integrate a holistic therapy program that includes exercise therapy. Exercise during rehab helps clients stay motivated to reach their goals, get healthy, and avoid relapse. Exercise also plays a role in healing the mind and body. Physical activity…